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Old 12-17-2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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First off, I live in Minnesota and bought my house this past summer. My bathroom did not have an exhaust fan. I was going to install one. Things got bust at work and I didn't have a chance to start it until this past fall. I got the fan/light installed and all of the electrical connected. My original plan was to vent out of the roof. We had rain for awhile and then a work project kept me from being able to install the roof vent.

Now that it's December, the person that was going to help me (not a contractor) said I need to wait until spring due to the cold weather.

Is it best to wait until spring? My concern was that even not running the fan, some moisture will get into the attic.

I have vented soffits by my bathroom so I figured using one of those vents, even temporarily was a bad idea. Thanks.

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? I don't understand what the season has to do with anything.
You can also just hang the vent duct with a nail up high near a roof vent (or up there even if they're isn't any attic vents up higher).

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? I don't understand what the season has to do with anything.
Ever been on a Minnesota roof in the winter? Some things can wait. OPs Friend has good advice.
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Ever been on a Minnesota roof in the winter? Some things can wait. OPs Friend has good advice.
I never said get on the roof. I said get in the attic.
By holding the duct up high, moisture cannot travel the distance and will stay in your bathroom.

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I never said get on the roof. I said get in the attic.
By holding the duct up high, moisture cannot travel the distance and will stay in your bathroom.
I didn't say you said get on the roof. It was the "friend" who wanted to wait until spring. You expressed ignorance about the season.

What do you mean moisture can't travel the distance? How do you support that statement?

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