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@Neat Hat wrote:

In renovating my bathroom, I’m going to be putting in an exhaust fan, there wasn’t one previously. The bathroom is in the basement of a split level. It is going to be a huge pain in the ass. The joists run the wrong direction, so I can’t just run it out the outside wall in the bathroom, I don’t have ductwork (electric heat), so I can’t run it into the air return. My only option, it seems (other than half-assing it and just venting it into the laundry room) is to run it through the ceiling, across the master bedroom, and out the wall on the other side of the house. Also, it is going to be a pain to run the vent line, because in that ceiling, there are bunch of drain pipes, water piping and wiring that are in the way. Not sure if I’ll even be able to get the vent around it all. Gonna suck to get done, but my wife insists on the fan, so I guess I’m going to try to get it figured out.

Yeah, what a pain. That is how basement bathrooms end up with suspended ceilings. Mine is suspended for that reason, but instead of ceiling tiles, I made my frame out of wood and put tongue and groove basswood on the ceiling!