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Old 07-04-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
 
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I couldn't figure out what forum to put this under but hoepfully the right people will see it. We have a 16x8 bathroom we're remodeling. I'm having trouble figuring out how big the fan has to be. The problem is we need it to have heat and the biggest one I can find at Lowes is 100 CFM. The ceilings are 7'6" high. It will be installed right in front of the shower. We do have a whirlpool tub on the opposite side of the room

Will 100 CFM work? It will be right in front of the shower
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:05 AM   #2
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Mike:

I've purchased PANASONIC exhaust fans, complete satisfaction for our bathrooms. Maybe a few more bucks but as you know sometimes "you get what you pay for." Here's the WWW site:

http://www.panasonic.com/consumer_el...n_fans/faq.asp

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Rule of thumb is you should have about 8 air exchanges in one hour, so you should really have a minimum of 128 CFM. 16x8 is a big room, make sure you get sufficient CFM.
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Do you not have a heat source in the room, or do you just want additional heat by the shower?
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http://www.iap-home.com/index.cfm?fu...FeFM5QodyCMjAQ
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The size (cfm) will also be affected by the size and type of duct you are using as well as weither or not there will be any elbows in the duct. I believe the panasonic site you were given allows you to calculate the size required. Go there and establish your size requirement. Then buy the required size with the lowest sone rating you can find. You won't regret buying a good fan but you will hate yourself if the one you install is too small to change the air freqently enough. The other thing is to be sure to hook it to a timer and set it to run for at least 15minutes after a shower.
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I will also say that Panasonic is the ONLY way to go. Don't go with those loud inefficient Broan or other models.
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In a bathroom that size I would consider two fans if at all possible and maybe independently controlled. IMHO what ever the cost the whisper or "extra" quiet fans are well worth the money.

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Looks like you need a fan and a heater. Never seen a combination for a bathroom. Could be wrong though.
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Maybe that's why they use lamps to heat, with radiant energy. The exhaust fan would remove the heat thrown off by conduction and convection from the wall heater.
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There are a number of heater/ventilation fans available for bathrooms. Here is just one http://www.residential-landscape-lig...LLD3149NUT.htm that can be used simultaneously and there are many others to choose from.
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There are a number of heater/ventilation fans available for bathrooms. Here is just one http://www.residential-landscape-lig...LLD3149NUT.htm that can be used simultaneously and there are many others to choose from.
I guess it heats the incoming air before it exhausts it.
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