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Old 05-20-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?
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