Bathroom Venting - Roof Rigde Vent

Old 04-18-05, 12:10 PM
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Bathroom Venting - Roof Rigde Vent

When venting a bathroom, is it okay to vent the moisure out an existing ridge vent located at the peak of the roof? I have one of those hard plastic ridge vents running the entire length of the roof. Or, would it be better to vent through the soffit?
Old 04-18-05, 12:23 PM
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Id vent it out the soffit. That way not another pipe in the attic to the roof. it can be covered with insulation there also.

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Our building code here does not allow soffit venting since mold and rot undet the roof sheeting becomes an issue from all the condesation being blown out. not an imediate issue, but long term it will be.

Here we're require to have a dedicated roof vent/bathfan vent (much smaller than normal roof vent and had location for pipeing to hook onto, or it must go to an ouotside wall vent if it's a second story story with bathroom on first floor-then they just use a dryer type vent. Ridgid insualted tubing from fan to roof vent.

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