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joe3191
bathroom exhaust fan vent

i have installed a bathroom exhaust fan which will vent through a side outside wall.is there another way to connect the vent pipe to the outside other than a clothes dryer vent connector, the type with the three flaps,or is this the only way. i will be using 4" galvanized vent pipe....thanks

Sten
Re: bathroom exhaust fan vent

They have venting kits just for this and you should be aware that you could get discoloration on your siding, the roof would be a better choice. Follow the links for more Info

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canuk
Re: bathroom exhaust fan vent

I disagree with roof venting being the better option --- it lends itself to other issues -- besides if you get discoloration on the siding you will also get it on the roof.

I'm not sure what the concern is with the exterior hood --- if it has to do with not using the louver type there are typical sloped hoods available. Whichever type you choose make sure it as a backdraft damper to prevent outside air getting into the ducting.

Sten
Re: bathroom exhaust fan vent
canuk wrote:

I disagree with roof venting being the better option --- it lends itself to other issues -- besides if you get discoloration on the siding you will also get it on the roof.

I'm not sure what the concern is with the exterior hood --- if it has to do with not using the louver type there are typical sloped hoods available. Whichever type you choose make sure it as a backdraft damper to prevent outside air getting into the ducting.

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