I just purchased a condo in Myrtle Beach, SC - it is the first time I have owned a condo versus a house. While exploring, I found that the bathroom fans don't vent outside, they just circulate the air in the bathroom. We are planning to remodel the bathroom, and would really prefer a vented fan (assuming we can talk the HOA into putting a vent in the outside wall). But I am wondering if the ventless fan is due to fire regulations. Our condo has sprinklers and dampers on the HVAC vents that apparently close when a fire is detected. Is this possibly why the bathroom fans aren't vented outside? Does anyone know a code-related reason why a bathroom could not have a vented fan?