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  1. #1
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    Question

    I have 5 small bathrooms in a beach home I'm building. I want to use a Panasonic Bath / Light combo and the ideal location for utilizing the light would be directly over the Tub / Shower unit. Would this be "OK" ? Additionally, what is the "ideal" location for a ceiling bath exhaust fan if you have the flexibility to place the fan anywhere?

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    bradesp

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    I put mine above the shower, but you need a gfci circuit for that. Also, some fans state not to put the fan over a shower.
    I've never had a fogged mirror,however.
    Col 3:23


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    I do think that putting the exhaust directly over the shower/tub is the best place for humidity removal, but the local code inspector might not be as pleased to see it there. For that location, I think the fan needs to be rated for "damp" or "wet" locations. The Panasonic exhaust fans are some of the quietest out there, and I believe they do have this certification.

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    What is the diff between there and a couple of feet awa which is where most are? right...nothing.

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    Originally posted by James 3528
    What is the diff between there and a couple of feet awa which is where most are? right...nothing.
    So you have your kitchen exhaust across the room from the stove rather than directly over it?

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    Originally posted by tpa-fl
    Originally posted by James 3528
    What is the diff between there and a couple of feet away which is where most are? right...nothing.
    So you have your kitchen exhaust across the room from the stove rather than directly over it?
    Where is a kitchen exhaust mentioned other than your post?

  7. #7
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    ive never seen a fan above a shower ever. a small bathroom only needs a small 50 cfm fan usually by toilet. larger bathrooms yeah panasonic 90-110 cfm fans are nice near a whirlpool, if your toilet is enclosed from rest of bathroom need 2 fans. thats my experience right or wrong you make the call.

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