Actually laundry room to be more precise. We had a very old exhaust fan with two lights that helped to vent our laundry room that died recently. I bought a fan at the local hardware, brought it home, and discovered that the old fan vented vertically, while the new fan vented off the side. The problem it that the existing ceiling opening is oriented so a side vent goes straight into the ceiling joist. I could recut the hole and reorient the opening 90º, but I'd prefer to find a rectangular bathroom fan that fits the existing opening and vents vertically like my old one. A little exploring on the web indicates this isn't so easy to find. It appears that vertical discharging fans have circular housing and are smaller than the existing hole I'm hoping to fit. So does anybody know of a rectangular bathroom fan with lights that vents vertically? Or am I just going to have to bite the bullet, recut the hole and patch it up afterwards? Thanks for any help.