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    Default Fan in bathtub enclosure

    The place was built in early 70's, I think Its a cabin back in BFE. What will happen first, hair caught in fan or getting zapped. Ever see this type of fan.

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    Default Re: Fan in bathtub enclosure

    Oh, yeah seen tons of those. Wall and ceiling mounted. However, I would write it as D&H, as you already know.
    I think more importantly you can also get them on the improper install and non-code compliance along with the safety hazard. They can't reasonably claim that install is from the 70's.
    That shower tile and head are not from the 70's. That's a recent rehab. I know that just a few years ago you could still buy that style fan. Maybe it's new, maybe they cleaned up the old one. Either way, they remodeled the bathroom which means there should have been a permit, proper electrical upgrades and proper overall installation. If they did that, they did other BS.

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    Default Re: Fan in bathtub enclosure

    Looks like the one above the kitchen stove in the house I grew up in.


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    Default Re: Fan in bathtub enclosure

    I just picture the homeowner rinsing his/her hair in there for the first time and all the backsplash heading right into that running fan -- watch out!

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    Default Re: Fan in bathtub enclosure

    Sure - let's get all condescending when someone actually goes above and beyond code requirements!

    Code requires either a fan or a window. This guy has both. Good show.

    The fan is well beyond the 'minimal' fans you usually find. Designed for exactly this urpose, it's more often found in kitchens. It will move quite a bit more air than the usual fan, with the 'downside' of being noisier.

    As with a light you can reach in the shower, this ought to be GFCI protected.

    Sucking hair in? Try it- it's not going to happen.


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    Default Re: Fan in bathtub enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by John Steinke View Post
    Sure - let's get all condescending when someone actually goes above and beyond code requirements!

    Code requires either a fan or a window. This guy has both. Good show.

    The fan is well beyond the 'minimal' fans you usually find. Designed for exactly this urpose, ...

    Shirley, you jest.

    ... and don't call me Shirley ...

    John, really, now, you CANNOT be serious ... or are you that far off the beaten track that you actually think that is in any way even remotely a safe installation.

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