Half Bath To Vent Or Not To Vent - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 81
Rewards Points: 93
Question

Half Bath to Vent or Not to Vent


Hi everyone, I have a split level house that has a half bathroom in the basement near the front door. The bathroom has a window. I was thinking of adding a fan since we are remodeling it. But if I did add it, the only place to vent it would be to the front of the house right by the main door via the cantilevered joists. Then I would have one of those dryer vent doors and possible stinky smell about 2 feet from the main door.

Above it is a full bath, unless I could somehow run some 2" inch pvc up the framing wall and then patch into the vents exhaust from the bathroom above.

Not sure if that is doable or makes sense.

Thoughts?

Advertisement

cloves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,122
Rewards Points: 552
Default

Half Bath to Vent or Not to Vent


where i live no exhaust vent is needed if you have a active window. but i always try to add an exhaust vent when i can in your case i would put a soffit vent style in the bottom of the cantilevered part. and as far as smell if it smells that bad it is better it is outside not inside peeling the paint of your walls.

Advertisement

__________________
"be careful at listening to just one persons advise" said me
"be careful at listening to just one persons advise" said myself
p.s. not all i say is a fact but not all i say is my opinion.
jaydevries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 11:11 PM   #3
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

Half Bath to Vent or Not to Vent


I'm confused. You're talking about an exhaust vent in conjunction with 2" pvc? The two are not compatible. Are you talking about an exhaust vent or a sewer vent?

__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 01:37 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 124
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Half Bath to Vent or Not to Vent


Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan View Post
I'm confused. You're talking about an exhaust vent in conjunction with 2" pvc? The two are not compatible. Are you talking about an exhaust vent or a sewer vent?

I've never seen a sewer vent with a dryer vent block, so I'm guessing a frat fan.


But I'm very interested in this 2" PVC for the vent. How are you planning on doing that?
jsbuilders is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
does sealing gap under bathroom door impede operation of bath vent fan? daluu HVAC 6 05-02-2013 02:12 PM
Half Bath Conversion kingbuggy Plumbing 5 05-03-2012 10:13 AM
Valid vent for basement bath? bdowden Plumbing 4 09-30-2011 04:43 PM
location of ac vent in bath mazey HVAC 3 09-08-2011 09:03 PM
Will this bath vent routing work? Homerepairguy Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 5 01-05-2011 07:05 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts