Stop humidity in bathroom
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Stop humidity in bathroom (by Robin [WI]) Jun 16, 2019 9:28 PM
       Stop humidity in bathroom (by WL [CA]) Jun 16, 2019 10:08 PM
       Stop humidity in bathroom (by Dan [NY]) Jun 16, 2019 10:57 PM
       Stop humidity in bathroom (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 16, 2019 11:40 PM
       Stop humidity in bathroom (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 17, 2019 12:30 AM
       Stop humidity in bathroom (by Marv [IL]) Jun 17, 2019 8:31 AM
       Stop humidity in bathroom (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 17, 2019 10:48 AM
       Stop humidity in bathroom (by Vee [OH]) Jun 17, 2019 12:01 PM
       Stop humidity in bathroom (by elliot [RI]) Jun 17, 2019 10:01 PM

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Stop humidity in bathroom (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 9:28 PM
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I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep a 5x7 bathroom free of excessive humidity. Assuming tenants won't proactively turn on the fan switch, I can:

--wire the fan to the light, so whenever the light is on the fan runs. This will provide some exhaust, but if they take long showers and short time at the sink, not all the moisture will get exhausted.

--wire the fan to a humidity-sensor switch. The reviews I've read seem to suggest that the technology isn't quite there yet.

--install a humidity-sensing fan. Problem is, most of the quiet ones seem to require a 6" duct, which won't work with this bathroom.

What would you do?

--204.210.xxx.xxx




Stop humidity in bathroom (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 10:08 PM
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1. Install bathroom window. 2. Wire fan to light circuit. Your choice --184.191.xxx.xxx




Stop humidity in bathroom (by Dan [NY]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 10:57 PM
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We have had units wired to light switch. Tenants don’t leave light on. We’ve now used fan with humidity sensor and fan with humidity sensor switch....jury still out on better approach. --107.242.xxx.xx




Stop humidity in bathroom (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 11:40 PM
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It is possible to install a humidity sensor switch where take out existing switch. Difficult to change now where a low flow shower head will reduce the amount of humidity. Usually they change now as tenants are used to higher flow shower head. --147.194.xxx.xx




Stop humidity in bathroom (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 12:30 AM
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Robin,

-Lots of ceramic tile rather than paint. The next bathroom we re-do will be ALL ceramic, no paint.

-Use exterior paint in the bathroom

-Fan is not clogged. My pilot brother says fuzz on the fan blades can reduce the airflow by 50%. And the exterior opening is clean.

-Fan on a timer. They can set it for 30 minutes and leave. When it's on the light they turn off the light quickly to reduce their elec bill

-At MY home we plugged in a $10 fan from WalMart and let it blow fresh air into the small bathroom. Cheap and easy fix.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




Stop humidity in bathroom (by Marv [IL]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 8:31 AM
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In our current Habitat houses we install fart fans that are always on (slower speed). I think it is code. --173.15.xx.xxx




Stop humidity in bathroom (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 10:48 AM
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Is it possible to put the fan on a timer and still have it go on when the lights go on? So the fan doesn't turn off until the timer runs out? --98.146.xxx.xxx




Stop humidity in bathroom (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 12:01 PM
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Housekeeping problem, but good ideas with humidity switch that can not be bypassed, take pictures of clothes lying around soaking up the moisture causing this problem before spending big bux, I think those sensor switches are 35bux. --76.188.xxx.xx




Stop humidity in bathroom (by elliot [RI]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 10:01 PM
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I bought a exhaust fan from costco that is turned on/off based its internal humidity sensor.. That is the only way I can see the problem be gone.. Or.. like Brad said, tile every inch of the bathroom.. --108.34.xxx.xx



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