Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 30
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dory1126 Lasted less than four years... (and loud)...
We purchased this fan because we thought it was a higher quality than the other brands...wrong! It is less than four years old (usual hot weather use) and it leaked oil in year three and now it is no longer working. It is also quite loud. Other family members purchased the Master Flow and theirs is very quiet and are still going strong more than 8 years after purchase.
P.S. We also installed the automatic louver. That works out well...except for when it is windy because they open up and slam close and it is kind of noisy, but that isn't an every day occurrence so we are going to keep them.
May 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by surferdude great product; wonderful results
The installation of this product was straight forward. Mounting it on a 3/4 inch piece of plywood nailed on the gable wall created a great seal. Although you can hear the fan from outside the house, it is not too bad in the room directly under it. A kill switch was wired into the circuit and placed inside the closet of the room directly below the fan. However, my wife doesn't find the fan noise disturbing and she noticed a marked difference in the temperature of the house after the fan was installed. This product performs as advertised.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joroco How I Installed the Hot Air Remover in the Attic
After noticing the 15 year old home we purchased and moved into in Virginia had no attic exhaust system, and being involved in multi-tasking to the eyeballs for over 90 days in home move-in chores, I first contacted local professional a.c. and handy-folk and the quotes I got made me wish I had not retired.
By cruising the Home Depot array of products in the store near us and reading the available reviews on-line, including additional units which are not carried in the local store, I picked out one of the Broan products, a 1600 CFM Gable Mount fan with thermostat and used the advice I saw in other reviews on-line at the Home Depot website for install tips.
The unit is up and working quite well. Although it can be heard while standing on our side driveway, it is not what I would call noisy and even in the room below the attic, an upstairs guest bedroom, the noise level, though noticeable, is nothing more than white noise IMO. That said, I did install a switch for shutting the fan off in the event of a maintenance issue or a guest concern. I did use a plywood backer board onto which the fan is mounted via the included metal brackets after I cut the hole to fit the 15" diameter sheet metal shroud around the fan and I did use foam insulation on the face of the mounting to absorb the limited vibration I noted and I used silicone sealant in the open spaces between my hole-cut and the metal fan shroud. I mounted the board with fan attached right behind and existing louvered gable screened opening high in the exterior wall at the eve.
Last evening after a warm day, I went up the stairs to the attic to check the temperature around 10 p.m. and and the air temperature in the attic was just about equal to the lowering outside temperature. The ventilator fan had already shut off via the thermostat control.
This purchase was made through the aegis of the Home Depot website, with pickup at an HD not far away in less than a week. My wife even obtained help from a customer service agent in Atlanta in combining this purchase with another which is a back order in order to receive a new resident discount. She/we could not have been happier with this little transaction.
We are regular customers of our Home Depot.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phill Replaces one that quit after many many years.
This time I mounted ithe fan to a 3/4 " plywood board and then mounted the board to the studs with rubber type insulators instead of directly to the wall studs. Quite a change to the inside of house. No vibretion and just a hint of fan noise inside under it. (barely) Outside it makes the noise that an exhaust fan does, but the blade configuration makes it a little less noiser than the old one. It arrived in excelent condition..... No worries! Install it after a shut off switch jn event you wish to shut it off for any reason. The thermostat seems to adjust close to the degree label. Mine is set on at 90 and off at 80 for Southern Calif. Lets the A,C. rest a little.
October 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rudy11 product name
replaced old fan 25 + years old
so far so good works as expected if it lasts 25 years I will be happy
September 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Norm 35316 works as designed
I purchased a house where the two old gable fans no longer were operational. I found the 35316 on-line at Amazon.com and ordered two fans. My contractor installed them with light switches so I could manually turn them off without using the built-in thermostats. As it turns out, one of the fans failed to work when I turned it on. The contractor checked that there was power to the fan. I called Broan and they immediately sent me a new thermostat and motor. As it turned out, the original motor was defective - DOA, but the thermostat was OK. I unbolted the fan from the housing and disconnected the wiring and installed the replacement motor into the housing and reconnected the wiring.
The customer service person was very helpful telling me that I needed about 4 square feet venting/fan for each fan to operate properly and that I should set the thermostat to about 30 degrees above the normal room temperature for each attic. This was very useful since the fan that was working was on all the time because I set the thermostat temperature too low at 80 degrees causing the fan to stay on all the time.
Broan makes good stuff! My stove top exhaust fan is still in perfect condition after 50 years of service. I highly recommend Broan for the quality of their products and honoring their warranties.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobby Works great and quiet.No complaints so far
Fairly easy install.Very quiet operation.I wired with override switch.Cools hse down quickly.Ordered online and arrived with in 3 days.Priced right.All good here.
May 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Smart67 The 35316 exhibits a horrible vibration that shakes the entire house.
Great potential if only the fan was balanced at the factory. Vibration is horrible.
April 23, 2014