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    Gentlemen,

    Greetings! I inspected a house yesterday built in 1964. The bathroom has been remodeled at some point. In the bathtub enclosure area approximately 12" for the ceiling is a wall register. My initial reaction is 'that can't be right' due to excessive moisture build-up.
    I would like to know what my esteemed colleagues think about that detail?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Thayer View Post
    Gentlemen,

    Greetings! I inspected a house yesterday built in 1964. The bathroom has been remodeled at some point. In the bathtub enclosure area approximately 12" for the ceiling is a wall register. My initial reaction is 'that can't be right' due to excessive moisture build-up.
    I would like to know what my esteemed colleagues think about that detail?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Thomas,

    I'm Far From Esteemed but this Supply Register would not even make my Report.
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    It's Blowing ( closed now ) my guess they turn the Heat on in the Winter and open the Register and close it off during the AC mode.
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    Since it should be over 6' above the standing surface of the tub, I doubt it would make my report. If I wrote anything, I may write that it's goofy, but that it shouldn't hurt anything.

    Plus, where else is someone gonna place the hidden camera?


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    There are some typos in your post so I am not entirely sure of what you are saying. However if you are saying that the register is on the ceiling above the bathtub ... then I write it up recommending removal.
    - They always rust out when located in the tub shower enclosure area, too much steam
    - Potential sickness hazard, cold air blowing on your wet body while showering. Not making this up, have had people tell me about it.
    - Mold growth potential and rust out inside the duct run just above the register
    Granted this one is closed but you don't know its going to stay closed. Am I a picky SOB, yup.

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    Default Re: Vent in bath Enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Thayer View Post
    Gentlemen,

    Greetings! I inspected a house yesterday built in 1964. The bathroom has been remodeled at some point. In the bathtub enclosure area approximately 12" for the ceiling is a wall register. My initial reaction is 'that can't be right' due to excessive moisture build-up.
    I would like to know what my esteemed colleagues think about that detail?

    Thanks in advance!

    Is it an exhaust? Is it a register because it connects to a common exhaust fan somewhere?

    Honestly I don't see it as a problem either way. Yeah it may rust but it ain't rusted now so why report it?


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