Bathroom Heater


I'm not sure of the best forum to post this... so I chose this one since the information I have got in the past has been excellent, not to mention how good looking and cool you all are.
I am remodeling a bathroom in a home that was built in the 70's. There is a small wall mounted electric heater installed. There are no vents from the main heating/cooling system in this room.
Is it required by code that I have a heater in this room (as my wife suspects)? We have never used the heater in the several years we have been here because the room stays around the same temp as the rest of the house.
Thanks
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None that I am aware of. Your local codes may vary. The only way to know for sure is to check with your local code enforcement or building inspection office. My half bath in a house built in 1995 does not have any vent or aux heat so I know my local codes were met.
Now the next owners may not be as warm blooded and it may be an issue when you sell. But will they or the home inspector catch it before the closing? Not likely.
Colbyt
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Leo wrote:

I don't know about the code. However, my GF and your wife are typical females -- always cold. When I redid my tiny 5' x 12' bathroom off the master bedroom, I installed an 8' length of SlantFin baseboard radiator. The bathroom now get upto the high 80's if the door is shut. GF is fairly happy as long as she can find her slippers. I abandoned the 1970 hydronic (tubes in the slab) system because it started springing leaks. The baseboard radiators were the replacement.
In addition, good guy that I am, I installed a small zone that heats the outside kitchen wall and the laundry. The laundry has a toilet and sink just for princess. She loves it. It's her private little nook and it's warm.
Forget the code. Keep the distaff warm.
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Excellent advice.
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in buffalo ny: the bathrooms in a 1950's house built new required heat. also: 1. your wife is always right and 2. she wants a heater and 3. your wife is always right and don't forget to tell your wife how good looking and cool i am! :)
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