Interesting Placement

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

    Most of the time when one walks into a bathroom or a bathroom water closet and flips the switch, the sound of the ventilator fan comes from the ceiling. One can only imaging my surprise when I flipped the switch and the sound came from the area of the throne. Logically thinking, I have often wondered why builders put bathroom ventilator fans in the ceiling. Think about it! Shouldn't fans be more strategically placed at the source of the problem rather than away from it?

And that my friends, is my 2¢’s worth for now - M

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Comments (5)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I don't now, I have never fogged the mirrors while using the facility as opposed to the shower

Mar 20, 2016 08:39 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

This is a fumes be gone fan that sucks away the bad while leaving the good TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. 

Mar 20, 2016 11:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I can see this in a half bath Michael TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. but not one with a shower or bath.

Mar 20, 2016 11:32 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I think that placement calls for a double whammy - one there for, well for you know what, and one in the ceiling for any moisture carried upward by the heat.

If, that is, that is not a powder room...

If it is a powder room, the fan is genius.

Just sayin'.

Mar 20, 2016 06:25 PM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

now those contractors will jump on board with light bulbs next to their butts! 

Mar 20, 2016 10:24 PM