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Old 12-30-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
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So has anyone came across ceiling heat in bathroom no exhaust fan. Would like to put one in. However it's the functioning heat for the room. But thermal image shows no room for cutting a hole in the ceiling.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:58 AM   #2
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What's the heat source again? Radiant? Seems like overkill. Maybe put the exhaust fan in the wall and route up or directly out.

Or squeeze a round duct in and use a remote blower.

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There are panel style, and an old style low profile that almost looks like a light fixture. All those can be surface mount.
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All three images show a coil that turns short in the corners. Unless there is something blocking why not put the fan in the attic, as Mark suggests, and a tube with grate into the room. Quit and takes up little room. Otherwise a wall mount, exhausted outside should work.

Would it be possible to move a coil if needed?
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If you're talking about putting an exhaust in there, you may be able to mount it in the outside wall.
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Is that just bare copper embedded in the texture?

We have a 70s neighborhood here that used that approach, but the layout was never that neat and orderly.

In our case, we were able to expose the wires and move them out of the way and re-embed the wires.
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The wires are too close together to fudge a hole big enough.

Trying to unbury the wire and re in case them would be alot more work then they would want to pay for. (I do t blame them.

Plus if they are like the new floor heat wire you never want the wires to cross or get too close together as extreme heat build up would be a big problem.

As said above going through the wall. (Hate to do it since it's the front of the house where you walk by it to front door)

I was thinking like someone mentioned above to do a vent with motor in duct in attic. Probably have to come down the interior wall towards kitchen. I'm assuming 6inch wall because of toilet against that wall.
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What year was that house built?
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How about the floor or down low on a wall? Grill on the floor or simply pan a stud space, you don't need ducting in the wall, connect to a remote fan.

Do you really want to be drawing all the heat off the ceiling and dumping it outside?

A lower vent may make the space more comfortable by drawing some of the heat off the ceiling.

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What year was that house built?
70s I think. Could be wrong
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How about the floor or down low on a wall? Grill on the floor or simply pan a stud space, you don't need ducting in the wall, connect to a remote fan.

Do you really want to be drawing all the heat off the ceiling and dumping it outside?

A lower vent may make the space more comfortable by drawing some of the heat off the ceiling.

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Floor is slab.

Thinking wall is only option
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Floor is slab.

Thinking wall is only option
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Lol. Then what? Vent it out and up on the sidewalk on the front of the house (maybe Marilyn Monroe can visit the house in a dress while the fan is running) bathroom external wall is front of house.

Who ever thought of this design was an idiot.......
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Through inside wall then up into attic? Is there a closet adjacent?
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Lol. Then what? Vent it out and up on the sidewalk on the front of the house (maybe Marilyn Monroe can visit the house in a dress while the fan is running) bathroom external wall is front of house.

Who ever thought of this design was an idiot.......
You want us to solve all your problems

Trench the floor to the back of the house-----geeeeezzzzzzzeeee

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Through inside wall then up into attic? Is there a closet adjacent?
There is a closet in the bathroom . Which was also a thought. But not sure if the header would have enough room for a vent
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You want us to solve all your problems

Trench the floor to the back of the house-----geeeeezzzzzzzeeee

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Well we were just going to put new cabinets in the kitchen anyway (between bath and back of house). Might as well trench. Oh hey we can pick up the hoodvent too while we are at it. Not sure how that was vented. I hear down draft stoves are cheap too.

Lol.

And it's a rental so money is no option.
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Well we were just going to put new cabinets in the kitchen anyway (between bath and back of house). Might as well trench. Oh hey we can pick up the hoodvent too while we are at it. Not sure how that was vented. I hear down draft stoves are cheap too.

Lol.

And it's a rental so money is no option.
If it's a rental and has a window in the bathroom, we're done here.

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If it's a rental and has a window in the bathroom, we're done here.
Code-wise, yeah. But if they never open the window, and many renters don't, mold city.

The first order of business for one LL I do a fair amount of work for, when he buys a new property, is to make sure the bath has a fan that's wired to come on with the lights. Still not bulletproof, but better than nothing.
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Code-wise, yeah. But if they never open the window, and many renters don't, mold city.

The first order of business for one LL I do a fair amount of work for, when he buys a new property, is to make sure the bath has a fan that's wired to come on with the lights. Still not bulletproof, but better than nothing.
Damn, my internet sarcasm is getting worse...

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