Best exhaust fan selection for a small bathroom
My bathroom needed 52 cfm, based on the sqft rule. I opted for the 80, for that little more airflow, and the sound rating (quieter than the 50). We both love the fan for the low noise and the nice look. It does make noise, but pretty much anything else will make more noise than the fan. Also, this fan does not have a sensor, but I used one from HD, and it works perfect. The sensor default settings allows for auto on with humidity, and turns off 10min after its below the set point...manual on is
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one for 10min, then off. Very nice upgrade, though not inexpensive.
My only complaint for use will be in changing the bulb when it burns out, I would suggest installing an LED so you never touch it again. You will need a step ladder to easily hold the cover while trying to insert the spring/clippy things that hold it up....it does hold it snug, so no gaps, and no risk of falling....once you can get it in place. There is a nightlight, but very little space, and didn't need it (does not come with nightlight bulb, only the main one)
I contemplated docking it a star for installation and the other issues, but since that only accounts for a small part of the ownership, instead I will just complain about it. Installation/mounting the thing was a b.....bear. First off, the slide things are near impossible to slide once in place. I'd suggest using a ruler/tape to measure the gap from the fan to the stud, and then set the distance....I had to use the hammer to move it after a short distance. Also, you will need a lot of clearance for installation...I was in a edge of a slopped roof I had many choice words in a hot attic. If the rails had been screwed to the fan, installation would have been sooooo much easier.
Side note, the rails do screw to the studs....once in place, hanging from the screws, add another one at the bottom of the slot (key hole type pattern) BEFORE you attach the light fixture....or you will just push it up and out, and need another trip to the attic.