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Old 05-25-2016, 09:47 AM   #1
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Bath vent and outside objects


At some point in the 40 year history of my house. Someone decided to go through and do all the repairs as a "what not to do" example. The latest is that the basement vent fan exhaust is vented into the dryer exhaust system. I have known about it for awhile, but recently I noticed a couple drips of water on the laundry room floor and discovered it appears to be coming from the abs pipe connections (probably not glued) between the vent fan and dryer pipes. I am guessing the dryer exhaust is blowing back into the connection and condensation is forming.
The simplest solution is to remove the connection between the two and have the dryer vent out of the hole that is already there. It is a hole through the rim joist on top of the foundation right over the dryer. For the bathroom vent I would need to drill a hole through the rim joist in the bathroom, probably about 6' away from the other hole.
My question is whether or not the AC refrigerant piping running in front of the hole would cause an issue for the bathroom vent fan. I think the piping would actually be more right below it. I can see the possibility of the piping interfering with the flap opening up, but I think that can be avoided. Can anyone think of any other possible issues? I'd like to know of any issues before I drill a hole through the rim joist and siding.
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:13 AM   #2
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Other than possible interference of the flap/ door being interfered with.

All I think of is the water condensation of the bathroom might cause the AC lines to deteriorate faster than normal, they are already outside in the weather and get lots of temperature changes already.


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We must have the same contractor, my "range fan" is a bathroom fan, I have another bathroom fan located mere feet away in the area where my skylight is, and I have a bathroom fan in my bathroom....

ALL of them just vent into the attic.
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