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mossman, thanks for the reply about the vapor...

mossman,
thanks for the reply about the vapor retarder on the white insulation, was just some leftover insulation from another project that i added. I'll pull the facing off it. The pink stuff is...
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Well I took Marq1's method, and installed a...

Well I took Marq1's method, and installed a Continental in-line fan and took the 80-cfm fan out. This one is 147cfm, so it really clears the steam out of the bathroom quickly. I think in the end, it...
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Bud9051, I know where the sources of...

Bud9051,

I know where the sources of humidity are. :) It has been a bit rainy here over the last couple weeks, so outside humidity has often been high. The crawlspace is good - I have a dehum down...
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The door is undercut by about 1". I haven't...

The door is undercut by about 1". I haven't tested with the door left open...i expect that would certainly likely help it, but also spread a lot of humid air into the house, something I want to try...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Marq1, Thanks for the info. I seriously might...

Marq1,
Thanks for the info. I seriously might consider the 147 cfm model since my bathroom is smaller than yours and 235 might be overkill. But I think it would certainly be more effective than the...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Marq1, I was looking at those in-line fans,...

Marq1,
I was looking at those in-line fans, since it might solve the drip issue at least by putting the fan itself further in the attic. I also wonder if upping the game might help some to get the...
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Dirt crawlspace, but last year I encapsulated it...

Dirt crawlspace, but last year I encapsulated it with a 25 mil vapor barrier all the way up the walls, and a dehum to keep it about 53% under there. I did that due to moisture issues under there and...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Yep, but its a bathroom, AKA a tightly enclosed...

Yep, but its a bathroom, AKA a tightly enclosed room with hot water falling from the near the ceiling, splashing, making a big wet, steamy mess. :) So not sure how to prevent that.
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Posted By buildingdeck

i wonder how much humidity in the house plays a...

i wonder how much humidity in the house plays a part. Its 62% in the living room, according to a sensor i had in there. I moved it into the bathroom a while ago and its saying 71%. It all boils down...
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Posted By buildingdeck

I'd say the biggest change is just the fan. The...

I'd say the biggest change is just the fan. The shower itself might possibly be a couple inches wider in both directions. I dont recall what the size of the old one was. But this new one is 5x3. Both...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Though, if i were to go for a different fan...

Though, if i were to go for a different fan design, something like this might work well...just mount thing thing in the attic...

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/nzk8tqK.png" width="1170"...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Bud9051, The fan is on a 30 minute timer, so it...

Bud9051,
The fan is on a 30 minute timer, so it runs for 30 minutes no matter the length of shower. I havnt timed the showers but I would guess less than 10 min, so at least 20 min of extra run time...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Uggggh. So I definitely spoke too soon! I went...

Uggggh. So I definitely spoke too soon! I went back in the bathroom hours later and found a puddle on the floor and water droplets on the fan grill. I also acted a little too soon b/c I just got back...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Update! I disconnected the hose from the 3"...

Update! I disconnected the hose from the 3" reducer in the attic, and just let the fan vent into the attic through the 10ft vent hose, and took a steamy shower. NO DRIP!!! A drip didnt even start to...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Update #3. Ok so, I think I have it figured out....

Update #3. Ok so, I think I have it figured out. I made my son take a shower in there this time...determined to get to the bottom of this....He's been begging to test the rain head shower head...
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Update #2. I took the fan out of the housing,...

Update #2.
I took the fan out of the housing, and found this:


https://i.imgur.com/DL51jv6.png


Theres a lip between the fan output and the vent hose. Its maybe 1/3-1/2" high. This means...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Update, my daughter took a shower in there just...

Update, my daughter took a shower in there just now. Before she did, I tucked more insulation all around the pipe and the fan housing, then piled a big pile on top. Then I ran the hair dryer into the...
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Posted By buildingdeck

I think the insulation is R-30, which I guess was...

I think the insulation is R-30, which I guess was code for the area in 1997. Dont know what the code is now (NC). Unfortunately, most of the attic is covered in plywood and is used for storage....
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Posted By buildingdeck

New bathroom vent fan dripping water

I recently renovated our bathroom, new shower (in same place as old one), replaced 60cfm vent fan with 80cfm, using the same hole in the ceiling. I've had a few showers since then, and every time the...
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I first noticed they weren't level because on one...

I first noticed they weren't level because on one side it passes by a window that I know is level, and it's obvious that on the one side of the window the track is lower than on the other side. If...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Your points are valid but for sure it's not...

Your points are valid but for sure it's not level. If I was home I'd snag a pic and upload it, but won't be till Sunday. The door does seem to operate ok, though I don't have a motor on it yet, so...
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Posted By buildingdeck

Garage door horizontal tracks not level

Hi I just had a $2000 insulated garage door installed yesterday and today I noticed that the top tracks (the horizontal ones) that the rollers travel in are not level at all. All garage doors I have...
03-14-17, 11:34 AM
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Posted By buildingdeck

There actually is a concrete slab on the portion...

There actually is a concrete slab on the portion that I walk on most of the time. But the whole space is almost 1700 square feet, so concrete over all that wouldnt really be feasible.
03-14-17, 10:22 AM
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Posted By buildingdeck

calvert, thanks for the response. This gives me...

calvert, thanks for the response. This gives me confidence in using EPDM. The guy told me he could probably get me TPO material easier. Do you have any thoughts on using it? I understand normally on...
03-14-17, 08:06 AM
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Posted By buildingdeck

EPDM or TPO roofing material as crawl space vapor barrier?

So I've had a few contractors come out to give me a quote on crawl space encapsulation (sealing vents and installing vapor barrier on the floor and up the walls), and I'm getting outrageous quotes....
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