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Old 11-24-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Can I run a bathroom vent out the gable end vs through the roof?


Can I run a bathroom vent out the gable end vs through the roof? 12x12 pitch roof so no one wants to go up there :-)

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Can I run a bathroom vent out the gable end vs through the roof? 12x12 pitch roof so no one wants to go up there :-)
You referring to a exhaust fan vent or a fixture vent?

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Fixture vent. I will have to run a fan too though.
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i would think fixture vent would have to go through roof according to plumbing code....fan vent could exit through side wall...
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Both can go out gable end.

Regarding the fixture vent the simple answer is yes with some limitations that you should double check with local inspector. In general here are some points:

For fixture vent make sure:
-it is at least 3 feet from property line, street, etc.
-keep end 10 feet from any doors/windows
-in most jurisdictions it must terminate downward
-make sure you screen the end
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If it were me, I would find another plumbing vent in the attic and tie the new vent into it rather than cutting another hole in my roof
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I wish there was one to tie into the ones from the lower level go out lower than the ceiling of the upper level. This is a cape cod.

I think I might not be able to get far enough from the window :-(
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I really don't think you should vent through side wall....just go through roof its really not that bad..and should not cost that much ..and it would be the better way to vent......
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Who would do it a roofer or a plumber?
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Who would do it a roofer or a plumber?
Either could install the roof vent. I'd have a roofer do that part. If you're set on running the fixture vent out the roof but are hesitant to go up there because of the pitch here's what you do:

Have supplies ready(stack and stack flashing). Keep an eye in your neighborhood for someone having a roof done, talk to the MFIC(mother fudger in charge) on the site and ask them if someone from the crew could install the vent. Have about $75 cash in hand while asking.

If it was a flatter roof maybe $50.

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really all depends how far up the roof the flashing is going to be ..sometimes we was able to install off ladder......and yes let a good plumber do it .....
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There is nothing wrong with venting a bath fan out the gable end...and that's exactly what I plan to do for my parents rather than put a hole in their roof.
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I think his main concern is fixture venting out the gable.
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