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Old 09-12-2007, 10:33 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by sandyman720 View Post
I have a new addition with a powder room. I was told I need an exhaust fan.

I was thinking about mounting one on the wall since I have no room to run a vent since I have 2x4 ceiling joists and the ceiling buts up to a room above.

Is there any restriction on where the exhaust fan can be mounted?
How much deeper will the wall studs be? Another option is to put in one of those fans where the motor is at the exhaust point. This way you only need to install a vent grill in the bath.


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Old 09-12-2007, 11:03 PM   #17
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You're not outdated till someone asks your wife if she has any antiques and she replies "just my husband".

As for receptacle box height, I mark all studs 16" top of box, and x the side I want, then I mount, this lets me see any location corrections before the box goes on.

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Thanks guys.

In new construction when running a wire to a light that will be outside (like 2 lantern style lights on both sides outside of a sliding glass door); should a work box be used?

Siding will be on the exterior.

How do you normally do this?
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:37 PM   #19
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I don't know what a "work box" is but you do need some sort of box.

If it is vinyl I use these:
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
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You can get those for Hardi siding also. I have started just leaving cable stuck out of the wall and adding the siding box/block after the siding is up.


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