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  1. #1
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    Angry Bathroom moisture...

    How do you stop a bathroom from extreme moisture? After we shower, our bathroom is dripping wet from all the moisture. We have tried every type of fan there is and nothing helps. We leave the windows open and that doesn't help. We cannot hang pictures because they get mildew from the moisture. We're constantly having to paint our vent cover because it starts to rust after a while. We also have to touch-up the paint because it starts to peel. We were told about 5 years ago it was because our bathroom was old and we needed to teardown the walls and add what I think is called greenboard. We had them tear the walls and add the greenboard, but that didn't work. Hope you can help us with this problem. Our home was built in 1957 and we live in Southern California.

    Sandi

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Bathroom moisture...

    Instead of a typical bathroom fan, where the fan/motor itself is connected to a box right at the ceiling opening, you should try an in-line fan.

    With an inline fan you connect a boxed opening to the ceiling with a vent/grate as you have now, and then you duct this to the inline fan. You then duct the inline fan to the outside of your house. Sounds complicated, but it is really quite simple to do.

    The benefit is that you can buy an inline fan with large (or very large) CFM parameters, which should easily suck any moisture out of your bathroom. They are also very quiet, as the fan is further up the line.

    I think FanTec is a quality line you should look at.

    Tim

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    Default Re: Bathroom moisture...

    Tim has a good idea, you need to put the fan on a motion activited timer switch so it can run for 30 minutes or so after you leave the bathroom. You could also try a de-humidifier they cost about $150 or so at home depot.
    HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL!

    Oklahoma City, OK

  4. #4
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    Smile Re: Bathroom moisture...

    Thank you so much for the advice. We are going to try it.

    Sandi

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