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Old 01-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Not sure where to post this but here goes.

Large bathroom (147 sq ft) big problem getting rid of moisture most fans at big box show the need for a 6" vent I am trying to decide to get one large noisy fan AND to cut into roof in the middle of winter (chicago winter) or buy the type that fits in attic and sucks the air out.

Or put in two smaller fans and parallel them both electric and ducting in 4" out the existing stuff.

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This site may help find something.
http://www.bathroomfanexperts.com/ar...FcZM4AodzB1iQA

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Are you sure? I don't think I've ever seen a bathroom fan with a 6" vent. Even the top-of-the-line, oversized fan I put in has only a 4" vent. Most are 3".
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Ouch $200 plus ductwork and holes in ceiling! Any thoughts on roof exit in winter?
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Thoughts? Yeah. Don't try to install a fan if there's snow on the roof LOL.

A bathroom fan can also be vented through a soffit or side wall. Either way might be easier. Doesn't take long to do, so just hope for one reasonably warm day. Here in my part of WV it's still in the 50s and 60s.

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I just installed two of these (two bathrooms) and have been very pleased.
http://www.roofvents.com/bath-fan.html

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