Continuing in the exciting adventures of getting bathroom vent fans into our house: the upstairs bathroom.
The idea was that this would be much more straightforward. The vent fan itself was already in the ceiling, put there by my father when we rewired the house. It just needed the venting itself. The theory was we would just pull up the floor and run the vent straight out underneath the attic floorboards.
That theory was wrong. See, our house is built in the Dutch Colonial Style, which means it has these charming features like a gabled roof, and all sorts of extra little flourishes to that roof.
Going straight out the attic floorboard meant we would be in precisely the wrong spot: coming out the corner of the roof. On the entire huge side of that house, we were 4″ too far toward the front.