Bathroom Exhaust Vent


Old 02-14-13, 05:48 AM
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Bathroom Exhaust Vent

Hello There:

I recently bought a house, and had to rip my bathroom ceiling out due to a moisture/mold problem because there has never been an exhaust fan. I ran the electrical, hooked everything in and installed the fan. I initially figured venting it would be as easy as going through the wall just under the soffit. That plan was sabotaged when I realized that where I had to cut the hole actually went into the soffit, which is way to small to install a vent there...which leaves me with my only option: Through the roof.

If it were spring/summer I would just get it done, but it is winter now (in Syracuse, NY), and was wondering if anyone knew if this can be done during winter, or if I have to wait until spring? It really needs to be completed asap, because this is the only shower I have, and my bathroom is completely torn apart...did I mention I have a highly annoyed pregnant wife with twins?? hahaha

Any advice would be extremely helpful, and I thank you in advance.
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Old 02-14-13, 07:26 AM
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As long as you can work on the roof safely (dry, no ice/snow, etc), there should be no reason you can't cut a hole and install your vent. As far as I know, roofing cement will work just fine in colder weather, though you may want to keep the tube somewhere warm before you use it (so it's easier to squeeze out).

In my opinion, a roof vent is better than a soffit vent anyway so you don't have all that moist warm air always rising up against (likely) wood soffits.

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