I want to replace the cheapo builder's exhaust fan with a higher cfm
model. The bathroom is 12 x 12 feet. The toilet is in the NW corner
and the shower is in the SE corner. The outer wall is the north side.
The current fan is over the toilet. My primary purpose is to exhaust
the humid air from the shower. Would it be alright to put the new fan
in the middle of the room.
+1 on that, if it is a one story the task is simplified, still the
area near the edge of the roof is pretty inaccessible. I put one in
the center of our main bath, fortunately it has a dormer above it so I
could exhaust through a hole in a side wall.
It was still a few of the worst hours of my life, maybe if I was 30
and 2/3 my size it might have been easier. I also had to run multiple
wires, I picked up a nice stainless unit with light, heat and vent,
with a real glass lens at a place that salvages nice homes bulldozed
Just as important is the air intake and flow across the room. For every
cubic foot of air the fan exhausts, it has to suck that into the room. If
the fan is near the side of the room near the outside wall, it will draw
from under the door and across the room taking anything in its path. The
closer you move it to center, the less flow across the other section of the
room. Seems like a lot of extra work for possibly less performance. I'd
keep the fan on the north side.
Get a Panasonic fan. Very quiet.
I like physics problems. After a shower, the top of the 12x12 room is
evenly filled with hot humid air. Where to place a hole, using 4 inch
ducting, to most efficiently evacuate that air? Similarly, consider a
12x12 tub filled with, say two feet, of water. Where to place a 4 inch
hole to drain it the quickest - in the middle or in the corner?
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