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Wheel house bathroom question - separate exterior door?

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This is still your layout correct?

 

First off... Are you really sure that you want to go direct vent instead of fan force? Don't get me wrong, they are nice for simplicity and electrical usage - but are no comparison in comfort (and before someone chimes in, yes - I have one of each in both my house :) ). If you went w/ a 20k ducted fan forced midway under your sidebunk you could run your ducts like this...

 

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Otherwise if you are completely set on putting in a direct vent, I would suggest moving it to the passenger side "V" and putting your door in the side just behind the "V".

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4 hours ago, rl_sd said:

This is still your layout correct?

 

First off... Are you really sure that you want to go direct vent instead of fan force? Don't get me wrong, they are nice for simplicity and electrical usage - but are no comparison in comfort (and before someone chimes in, yes - I have one of each in both my house :) ). If you went w/ a 20k ducted fan forced midway under your sidebunk you could run your ducts like this...

 

Otherwise if you are completely set on putting in a direct vent, I would suggest moving it to the passenger side "V" and putting your door in the side just behind the "V".

 

 

Yeah I've gone back and forth and have decided I really want to try the direct vent this time. I've been playing with this SketchUp a little bit. Now I'm thinking since my tanks are on the passenger side I'll think about something like this:

 

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My biggest concern here is the door opening towards the vent exhaust. ?? 

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I went to the middle of the house at the point where the V starts with my stud wall and then straight back to the tip of the V. It leaves plenty of room for the bathroom and the tv then got built into the wall and doesn't stick out. This isn't the best picture and tv is not in the casing but you'll get the drift. As far as the gas line goes I have about an inch or so to the floor beneath my door so it just runs along it. The door is open,and it is straight in the real world_bad picture. The direct vent heater works as a great glove and hat warmer/dryer too. Here's a door spring idea that is quiet, no swinging spring.

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23 hours ago, Hawg said:

Here's a door spring idea that is quiet, no swinging spring.

 

 

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Is that just a rubber bungee cord without the hooks?

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On 7/10/2020 at 4:53 PM, mnbuckhunter said:

 

 

Yeah I've gone back and forth and have decided I really want to try the direct vent this time. I've been playing with this SketchUp a little bit. Now I'm thinking since my tanks are on the passenger side I'll think about something like this:

 

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My biggest concern here is the door opening towards the vent exhaust. ?? 


 

I really like this layout! I’m hoping that you are doing spray foam on the walls? 

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15 hours ago, rl_sd said:


 

I really like this layout! I’m hoping that you are doing spray foam on the walls? 

 

Yep! I haven't gotten any quotes but planning on aluminum exterior with spray foam walls, floor ceiling.

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Mnbuckhunter, yup, just a light bungee w/o hooks. I had a spring and it drove me nuts. Even when the wind catches it it stops the door softly, just be sure you get the light, not stiff, bungee. Sorry, shows how much I check PM's. 

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