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Where would you put a fan in a bathroom that has a walk-in shower?

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The shower is 3 by 6 1/2 feet with a 2 foot opening but no door.  All the other sides are floor to ceiling tile or glass.  The bathroom is 8 x 12.  Do you put hte fan in the shower or right outside the shower entrance?
asked in Bathrooms by zwllij (130 points)
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Hi Zwllij,
I apologize for a delay, you can do either, the only difference would be the type of a bathroom fan used for this installation. If it’s installed directly over the shower stall, the fan must be listed as suitable for such location and additionally must  be installed on a GFCI protected circuit.
This setup works perfectly in my home, it helps removing moisture quickly, prevents condensation buildup on the walls and ceiling. However, since you don’t have a door separating your shower stall area from the rest of the bathroom, installing the fan in a central location / outside of the shower base ceiling projection should work as well.
Everything is pretty much explained in my post here - http://checkthishouse.com/2940/bathroom-exhaust-fan-and-vent-requirements.html
Let me now if you have more questions, just click “comment” below.
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)