Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 36
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by newtonjw Terrible product!
1. Fan sucks air out in the middle, but around the edges of the grate, it blows air back in the room.
2. Fan is VERY LOUD and has a rattling sound - we believe it to be the fan damper.
Paid someone to install - now have to pay them again to remove and replace with one that works properly - will go to Lowe's this time. I will never buy a Hampton Bay - anything ever again! Probably made in China!
April 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by slm123 difficult to install
Don't buy this fan as a replacement. It requires you to disassemble the box in order to fit it into your ceiling hole and then reassemble it from the attic space. A really poor design from Hampton Bay. Instructions suck.
March 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alan Great Ceiling Bath Fan
Originally I purchased exhaust fan for my master bathroom and it worked great. Decided to add another fan to my second bathroom. I have owned the first fan 1 1/2 years and the second for a few months. Although the fans are not totally quiet, they do the job. The noise of the fan is not extreme. The product is a great buy and recommend for anyone remodeling their bathroom.
March 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Great fan!
I mounted this in an unfinished ceiling and framed around the fan to use the flanges as the mount rather than using the rails. The fan is not loud at all. It seems well built and the 6" venting helps move a lot of air. Time will tell if this thing holds up over the long haul.
December 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LIGO Good Quality Fan
A little heavy but it does the job well (remove heat & humidity) and not very noisy for a 140 cfm fan. It is quieter than 40 cfm fans I installed in another bathroom 35 years ago (still working as when new).
Ceiling grille looks nice from inside bathroom.
November 27, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by cuisinartoh For new construction only
While the very poorly written instructions don't say it, this is really only designed for new construction. You can not install this without attic access and if you cut the rough opening per the directions there is no room to attach the mounting brackets and slide it into the opening. Yet, if you don't install at least the small one before inserting into the opening, and you intend to attach directly to the side of one ceiling joist, you will not be able to attach this bracket in the attic. Very poor design. So you will have to bend the small sliding bracket flat, insert into the opening, and then bend it back out again above. And despite the instructions saying the brackets support 24" rafter spacing, they really don't. You can cobble together two longer brackets to do it but it's not a firm mount. And to make matters worse, if you cut a rough opening to the size the instructions specify so that no drywall repair will be necessary, you can mount the panel that holds the electrical box and 4" duct. You have to cut away enough drywall to get that to slide down, which leaves almost no drywall lip on one side.
The fan itself is well built and quiet. But the installation is a disaster. I've installed enough bath fans in my day and this is by far the worst installation.
January 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CJ Not really quite...though it is rated as so.
Final decision on this item was that it was rated as "Ultra-Quite"...not even close to being quite. Is actually almost as loud as the 50 year old version I replaced with it. It seems well built and functions correctly, but VERY disappointed with the sound!
November 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by forray Can Hardly hear it!
I installed it by cutting the rectangular hole in my shower ceiling and using the opening to guide a 6" flexible duct and 90 deg.rectangular metal duct adapter to a nearby soffit screen vent. I installed the controls in an adjacent wall and snaked the wires to the fan. Actual fan installation was a little difficult since there was a 3/4" gap between the bottom of my rafters and the topside of the ceiling. I drove the mounting screws in at an angle to allow the fan box to lower into the hole opening. I elected not to use the night lite (didn't need it) and installed a combo GFCI and single switch for the main light, and an electronic fan timer for the fan. Looks great, very quiet and efficient.
February 18, 2015