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70 CFM Through-the-Wall Exhaust Fan Ventilator

$46.41 /each
  • 70 CFM helps improve ventilation
  • Motor features 3-1/2 sones for efficiency
  • For use in laundry rooms, recreation rooms, kitchens and more

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The Broan Through-the-Wall 70 CFM Ventilator Fan uses 70 CFMs to help improve ventilation and remove humidity from kitchens, laundry rooms and more. The fan is made with a 3-1/2 sones motor for efficiency and is compatible with a remotely mounted wall switch or Broan Model 57W or 57V variable speed control for simple operation (sold separately). The white interior grille offers a handsome appearance and the fan comes with a louvered exterior wall cap and built-in bird screen.

  • Compatible with a remotely mounted wall switch or Broan 57W or 57V variable speed control for simple operation (sold separately)
  • White interior grille matches any decor
  • Includes louvered exterior wall cap and built-in bird screen for convenient use
  • 6 in. through-wall design and flexible aluminum duct can be installed in walls 5-1/4 in. to 10 in. thick
  • UL Listed and HVI-2100 Certified for safety
  • Direct discharge

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Can this unit be intalled in line with the wiring for a bath light switch without the variable speed switch?

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December 10, 2012
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Foristell, Missouri
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November 4, 2014
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Yes, wired it to an existing receptical but added it's own on/off switch. Fan doesn't really run fast enough to justify a variable speed control.
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October 28, 2014
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Yes
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March 4, 2014
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It could but is do not recommend it due the the noise factor of the fan and the wasted energy if the light is needed but the fan is not
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Northport, NY, USA
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December 17, 2013
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Yes, as it does not require a variable speed switch
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June 10, 2013
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Yes, there is no need for a speed control
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Yes, there is no need for a speed control.
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Jamestown, NY, USA
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May 21, 2013
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Yes, it can be wired to be controlled by the bath light switch. Be sure to follow all applicable local electrical codes.
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Ellenton, FL, USA
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March 6, 2013
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Yes, light circuit would be fine. Just a simple on/off switch for the fan.
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Spokane, WA, USA
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February 26, 2013
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My preferred method of installation. That way, when the light goes on, so does the fan.
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December 11, 2012
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Please contact our Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 to discuss your specific installation needs.
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can this be plugged into a regular outlet, or does it have to be wired into the electric system?

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November 25, 2011
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It must be hard wired.
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November 4, 2014
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Doesn't come with a plug, has to be wired in to a new or existing switch.
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March 4, 2014
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YOU could run a a regular house wire to it, the amp draw is relatively light. Be sure and use 2 conductor with Ground as this unit does require grounding
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Northport, NY, USA
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December 17, 2013
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No. It is designed to be hard wired to a circuit with a dedicated on/off swith
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Jamestown, NY, USA
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It is designed to be controlled by a wall switch and is best suited to be wired into the homes electrical system.
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Spokane, WA, USA
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February 26, 2013
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No plug attached, hard wired out of box.
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April 10, 2012
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Needs to be hard-wired.
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February 14, 2012
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Can be plugged into a receptacle outlet if you buy a pre-wired plug @ Home Depot of course (I don't work for them) and wire it into the electrical box on the unit. Use a 1/2" romex cable clamp to secure the plug wire and "plug er in"
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November 28, 2011
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Good morning and thank you for your question on the Broan model 512M. The motor for this unit must be plugged into a regular house receptacle which would be installed up in the housing area. There is some wiring required between the switch and the fan. To get more information on installation, go to www.broan.com. In the upper right hand corner is a Search by Model # field. Type in the model 512M and it Read More
Good morning and thank you for your question on the Broan model 512M. The motor for this unit must be plugged into a regular house receptacle which would be installed up in the housing area. There is some wiring required between the switch and the fan. To get more information on installation, go to www.broan.com. In the upper right hand corner is a Search by Model # field. Type in the model 512M and it will take you to the page where you can find the Installation Instructions. If you have further questions and would like to speak with a Technical Support person, please dial 888-336-6151 and they will be happy to assist you. Have a good day/week! Read Less
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How does the louvered outlet handle cold weather, considering this model for a house in North Dakota.

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January 5, 2012
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The louvers are only gravity closed (No spring) and non-insulated So in windy environments they may flap allowing some blow-by.
Since it's not insulated if Installing I would insulate around the pass through to insure you don't create a bigger cold spot than necessary.
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Minor drafts in strong winds. Going to add a shield to the outside to help eliminate this.
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I would assume not well, there are no real seals for it and the flaps could blow open seeing as they are not spring loaded
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December 10, 2013
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any time you cut a 6 inch hole in the wall some air going to get in but dose good job of keep most of the air out and when not in use i pin up a small rag over in inside cover that work for me.
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I think not. The louvers close well but cold wind pressure in a severe climate could be drafty.
It is fine in my florida home but we don't have such temperature fluctuations.
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The first one has been installed 1 year, it has made it through 1 winter just fine. Will know more next year.
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February 14, 2012
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I would put an angled cover over the louver unit simialar to a laundry exhaust cover to protect from wind/snow etc... Don't extend the ducting beyond what comes with unit (about 2 ft ) otherwise it under performs.
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January 9, 2012
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Thank you for your question on the 512M exhaust fan. The sleeve of this unit is made of galvanized steel, and the outside louver is of a polymeric material (plastic). We have not heard of any problems with this unit be installed in your type of weather conditions. If you have further questions and would like to speak with a Technical Support person, please dial 888-336-6151. Thanks.
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Hi there. Please help me to make a decision whether this fan is suitable for my purpose.

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Mount Prospect
October 16, 2011
There is about 3 meters between the kitchen wall and outside.I have already installed galvanized pipe through the wall. The pipes are 4" width. I need a fan to install on the inside edge of my kitchen. Do you think this product is suitable for this purpose?

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Would be perfect - the fan housing is actually made to the specs of 4 inch ducting - i.e. the housing is the "male" width for excepting the pipe
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I wouldn't recommend using it in your situation as it would require custom adapters at each end of your pipe.
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You need a 6 inch pipe for this fan it would be loud and not move as much air, as well as cutting the life of the fan down it Might even over heat. I look for a 4 inch fan
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This fan requires a 6" width on the outlet tube and I do not believe this fan would have enough power for an outlet tube that long. It is made for a 6" long outlet tube.
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Don't extend the ducting beyond what comes with unit (about 2 ft ) otherwise it under performs.
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October 17, 2011
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Thank you for your question. The model 512M Thru-the-wall Fan is really designed for a room or bathroom. While you could install this in a kitchen if you are ONLY wanting to have air movement, it is not designed to be installed near a stove or cook-top surface for smoke or cooking odor removal. Also, this unit requires 6" duct work. Using a 4" duct will reduce the performance, and possibly put extra wear Read More
Thank you for your question. The model 512M Thru-the-wall Fan is really designed for a room or bathroom. While you could install this in a kitchen if you are ONLY wanting to have air movement, it is not designed to be installed near a stove or cook-top surface for smoke or cooking odor removal. Also, this unit requires 6" duct work. Using a 4" duct will reduce the performance, and possibly put extra wear and tear on the motor. The 512M is not recommended for this installation. Read Less
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 50 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent products once its installed. The fan itself works amazing once it is installed. Removes all moisture/steam from the bathroom. Only issue is the screw holes to secure it to the wall are too close to the main hole the fan sits in so the screw holes kept collapsing into the larger hole. August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install in tight places Easy to handle, small to fit in tight spots, non expensive July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Performs as advertised Not as loud as expected. Works well in bathroom..... good "price performer". I put it on a mechanical timer from Lowe's. The Lowe's timer is quiet - does not "tick" like the one from Home Depot. Fan wiring connection instructions could be better. Overall I am very pleased! July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good item and quiet operation. Removes air and kitchen odors well. We found this item on Home Depot website and decided it was just the right thing for our project. We needed a kitchen exhaust to the outside of our house and wanted something that looked pleasing. The project was fairly easy requiring approximated 3 hours, but I am only a moderate do-it-yourselfer. Tools needed were; drill, drywall saw and extra wire to run to the switch. We added the switch/outlet combo and ran the wire through the upright joist 2x4 through a hole provided by the drill. In addition, we added the exhaust hood to the outside (also available at Home Depot) even though a plastic vent cover is include in the purchase. The hood was an additional cost, but reasonable and worked well with the fan's fittings. We also painted the vent cover to match the color of the house's exterior. Nice fan and looks and runs great. December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great fan Great fan easy install very pleased made a tough job easy July 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Moves Air, loudly Much louder than expected. at the RPM it runs at and with the fan design it makes a high pitched fan blade noise. A better fan design would mitigate the acoustics. However it moves air and allows for circulation in a basement apartment though it is still audible upstairs, at the edge of hearing but audible. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Great fan. Easy to install. I will definitely buy this product again June 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Fan So Far Although I agree with the other reviewers that it is unfortunate that the screw holes to secure the fan are so close to the body and therefore to the giant hole you've just created in your wall, I was able to build out from the studs with some 2x4 and secure the screws into the wood. The fan has worked great so far! I cut a piece of window screen and added it on the outside just to prevent small bugs from working their way in, but we haven't had any problem with that. The flaps only open when the fan is on or rarely when there are sudden gusts of wind. We haven't experienced much in the way of drafts in the room, although it's warm outside right now so we might not notice. Altogether, it's a great buy, especially for the price! May 27, 2016
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