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Old 06-24-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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bathroom exhaust fan


Has anyone ever heard or seen an exhaust fan installed right inside the shower, rather in the center of the bathroom?

If so, what you install one? (Is there any reason why this would be a bad idea)

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It is done all the time. Requires a fan rated for damp locations, it will be marked as such on the box.

It is usually better to locate a fan outside the shower area, but it can be close. There are other things the fan needs to evacuate, or just to move moist air.
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The fan I installed I put directly over the shower. It states on the box and in the insructions that it needs to be on a GFCI protected circuit so I used a GFCI breaker.
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It is usually better to locate a fan outside the shower area, but it can be close. There are other things the fan needs to evacuate, or just to move moist air.
are you refering to cheap fans that cost $50. I was looking at panasonic fans in the $200 range. Our local home hardware has them, and amazon gives them good reviews.
I hope this is what you are refering to, the fans that just move air around rather than the panasonic models.
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Water vapors from a shower will run all over the ceiling. Putting a fan in the shower area will not catch all the steam that is produced, it will drift through out the bath. Whenever I install these in baths, they are centrally located to work more efficiently.
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