Bath fans: ceiling-mount or inline?
On my new build currently under construction, I am trying to determine which route to go with the bath fans. I have a 100sqft bath and a 65 sqft bath. The 2 vent locations are either a gable end or straight up through the roof. They will go in a unconditioned vented attic space with r60 blown insulation.
I much prefer the gable, however the closest gable is about a 25' duct run for the fan. I am thinking if I go this route an inline fan may be the better solution, such as one from Fantech.
If I go straight up through the roof, its only about a 5' climb, however the roof is a 3:12 low slope in zone 6.
I am debating between Delta, Fantech, and Panisonic bath fans for ceiling mount, or Fantech for inline. I think I will go with the Seiho SFZC vent cap with a built in damper. This would give me a damper on the fan and the exhaust cap.
I am a little concerned about the 25' run to the gable, but I also do not want to put 2 more holes in the roof. Anyone have any thoughts?
Posted Feb 5, 2013 11:44 PM ET
Edited Feb 6, 2013 2:09 PM ET
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