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Hey Ed, Is It Permissible to Put a Return in the Bathroom? 


In This Edition of “Hey Ed,” Ed Discusses if It’s Permissible to Put a Return in the Bathroom

Hey Ed, is it permissible to put a return in the bathroom? I thoroughly enjoy that question and I really resist the urge to say five or six different responses to that that would be tongue in cheek but probably will end up on the cutting room floor. So, I'm simply going to say no. For the obvious reasons like humidity that would come from the bathroom and I know what you were thinking because it wasn't going to be humidity but that's one of the reasons and then the obvious one is odors. If you look at code compliancy whether we're about IMC or UMC codes, you can find references where it specifically says, no returns in kitchens, kitchens, no returns in bathrooms. No returns in kitchens, no returns in bathrooms and I think it's solid guidance and that's the way I see it.

In This Edition of “Hey Ed,” Ed Discusses if It’s Permissible to Put a Return in the Bathroom

Ed Janowiak is the Manager of HVAC Design Education at ACCA.


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