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Old 11-26-2011, 02:20 AM   #1
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Not sure if this is the correct section for this question, but I figure someone will know.

I want to put a bathroom exhaust fan in the basement bathroom. But the bathroom is in the basement and the outside wall is cement. So I don't want a direct wall exhaust fan. I want a ceiling exhaust fan, but can I cut a hole in the wood where the floor joist connect to? It would be a 3" or 4" cut.


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Old 11-26-2011, 02:47 AM   #2
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What is the dimension of the rim joist. If it's a 2x6, you probably don't want to drill a 4" hole. It's not exactly going to bring the house down but try to keep it in the center of the bay. Also take note of what is sitting on top of that area to make sure that any needed loads are carried properly.

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how big is fan that will determine exhaust pipe size evstarr makes good point and agree won't bring down house but don't ask for trouble down the road....what is size of bath also will tell us how many cfm needed...
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What's your plan for getting the exhaust outside the house?
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Well the plan would be to cut a hole in the wall and run the duct work to the fan. It would only be like 2 feet of duct work. I will probably have a friend do the work, he works for company that does this type of work so he knows what he'd be doing.

I was just wondering if I could cut through the rim joist for the exhaust vent.

Now that I think of it, the vent for our dryer and the vent to our furnace goes through the rim joist. Just wasn't thinking.
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Now that I think of it, the vent for our dryer and the vent to our furnace goes through the rim joist.
The "furnace" - REALLY?

Now there's a scary thought!
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