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    Richard Roshak's Avatar
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    Default Exhaust fan is shower

    Are powered exhaust fans permitted in ceilings of showers. This one was not even GFI protected.


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    Mar 2007
    Ormond Beach, Florida

    Default Re: Exhaust fan is shower

    Only if it is wet location rated, which is highly unlikely.

    Most shower fans I've seen are simply grilles with exhaust duct leading to a remotely mounted exhaust fan.

    Jerry Peck
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    Default Re: Exhaust fan is shower

    Wet rated or not I have seen dips just in dryer vent lines running through the attic to a side wall that was not sealed and the water gathered at the dip and slowly destroyed the ceiling below. All that water from a shower (it has to be buckets) blowing thru a vent line I cannot see it not just running back down out of the vent to the shower unless it has a 427 hooked up to the fan.

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    Default Re: Exhaust fan is shower

    Ted, I really don't think you'ld want a 427 hooked to the exhaust fan with the price of gas right now.........maybe a small block?

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    Mar 2007

    Default Re: Exhaust fan is shower

    that appears to be an older model broan fan/light the specs for those fans allow it if gfci protected. Fan/Light
    Model 657
    • 70 CFM 4.0 Sones.
    • Designer styled white polymeric grille complements virtually any decor.
    • Bright 100-watt light capacity.
    Bulb not included
    • 15-amp circuit acceptable.
    • Type IC (Insulation Contact).
    • Use with Model 68W or 68V two-function control (available separately).
    • UL Listed for use over bathtubs and showers when connected to GFCI-protected branch circuit.
    • Does not include heater.

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    Default Re: Exhaust fan is shower

    I concur with Paul and Jerry. The exhaust fan units I've seen rated for use in a shower have an all plastic housing, or are required to be connected through a GFCI protected circuit.


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