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Ventilation from bath and dryer

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:05 pm
by librarysue
I think I'm going to need to post once a day for a while!

The dryer vent in my house goes down into the floor. I thought it might vent out to the side of the foundation, but it appears to be solid concrete there. I don't really want that venting to my crawl space, do i? (If a rat came in there I would die!) :shock: (I had a mouse come in that way once)

And there is no ventilation in the bathrooms. Should I have some sort of fans put in? I have no 'attic', my ceilings are vaulted. so can i have bathroom and dryer vents come out the wall of the house? Is that a thing?

Re: Ventilation from bath and dryer

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:42 pm
by Greg
The dryer vent needs to be run out through the skirting. Never just vent under the home, you will create a moisture problem.

By code, bathrooms must be vented however opening windows count as ventilation. You can add ceiling/ wall fan ventilation but it will require electrical work.


Re: Ventilation from bath and dryer

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:02 pm
by librarysue
Okay, thanks. I had forgotten about the electricity to the fan. I'm hoping I can put it on the wall where I have a couple of outlets. IMHO a window is not good enough in our very moist climate.