Ok folks, I need your help. Let me start by saying I don't want to turn this into a smoking vs. non smoking thread. We have rights in this country and smoking is your choice. I have a problem that I would like serious answers to. Thanks in advance.
Here is the situation. My down stairs neighbor smokes all day long on their patio. It's right below my bathroom. The smoke comes in the bathroom, into the hall, into the bedroom. Even with the window closed, it still stinks up the place. My wife is 3 months pregnant and it is making her really sick, not to mention any other potential health hazards the second hand smoke offers. I run my exhaust fan and that helps a little, but it kills me on my power bill and it cooks the bathroom. I also can't keep the window closed all day or the bathroom will mildew from all the moisture.
I don't have room for an air purifier. Anyways, california has some law against them because they pollute or some crap. I was thinking about fitting a charcoal filter into the window opening with the wondow about half open. Then I was going to weatherstrip and silicone the crap out of the window to seal it off. I thought this would allow some air flow without letting the smoke in. I don't know what to do. I have talked to the neighbors and the landlord and have gotten nowhere. Any ideas?