Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 40
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TinFoilHat Decent vent fan . Horrible instructions
My biggest issue is the instructions. They seem to have been written by someone who has never installed or even seen one of these devices. The original vent fans were still going and louder than a semi and are from 1969. I couldn't take it anymore so started out with one bathroom at a time . The drawings in the instructions show the four different brackets they want you to use to brace the fan between joists . They're very difficult to see clearly even with the little blow ups they have printed . They also don't have a set screw hole drilled into the side of the fan so frankly I felt lost and that I would royally mess this job up . I am fairly handy and have my own wide assortment of tools . The bottom of the fan housing also has holes drilled in it and there is absolutely ZERO mention of what to do with them . I am guessing , and you'll be doing this a lot if you buy this fan , that I'll have to eventually go back and drill small holes and then probably run a couple of small bolts up through the ceiling and then put a nut on the attic side of the bolt. I only want to do this because there is NO WAY to stabilize the brackets to the fan body unless I drill one or run a self tapping screw in which is a small risk . Also forget about the super cheap wood screws included . I guarantee you they'll strip out if you try to run them into the joist.
Now the fan is super quiet and seemed to work at clearing out the room very well last night after my mother , who needs care , used the bathroom last night . Normally there would be odors in the hallway but not on the trial run .The old fan did not do this at all . At first I didn't think this fan would do much due to the sound level but I was pleasantly surprised. The unit seems to be of solid quality for the price and I might buy another one for the other bathroom but not sure yet . Also , once again , the instructions are so freaking horrible that I have to mention this . The way to attach the grill is not clear at all . The instructions do not show where the strange springs attach to . There are lines going up in the drawing that you can't see where they are supposed to go leaving me highly frustrated and wondering if something was missing from the box. The blower motor has two small brackets on either end of it and that's where I ended up inserting them , which in and of itself is pretty difficult . Why on earth Hampton Bay didn't just use a center thumb screw or some other mounting style is beyond me but it probably comes down to cost. If not for this fact and the lousy instructions I might have given four stars and had the fan not worked well I would've hit them with two stars . Also HD asks me would I recommend this product . Well , yes if you have experience fixing things and troubleshooting and NO if not . How about a "maybe if " option? :)
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gitterdun Excellent Fan
Replaced 3 noisy fans in my house. Easy install without accessing attic. Prevents large master bath from steaming up. So quiet we forget to turn them off.
April 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CC Great bathroom ventilation fan!
We wanted to replace very noisy bathroom fans in two bathrooms. This fan was reasonably easy to install without attic access and is unbelievably quiet. It moves more than enough air for a bathroom less than 50 square feet. The price was great, $49 at Home Depot. I plan to put two more in rental.
March 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ss 50 CFM CEILING BATH FAN Model # TY-50-A(HD)
Very quiet !! works well on about an 8' x 10' bathroom, even though I had to neck down the exhaust to 3 from 4 inches to attach to the existing roof vent.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OJay Qujiet and efficient
I was refurbishing my bathroom and purchased this as a replacement for a too-loud exhaust fan. Installation was pretty seamless, but attaching the face plate was a little difficult because I had an extra 3/8" of bead board on the ceiling. That worked out fine, though. The fan is very quiet and the face plate is attractive. The price was reasonable for the quality of the product.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vince Great little fan...ultra quiet
Best price ever for an ultra quiet basic fan. Blah, blah, blah.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Ultra quiet. Does what's advertised. But buy your own screws.
Installation was very straightforward. The instructions could have been just a little bit better. The screws supplied with the kit are of poor quality, consider buying your own. I was a little nervous with the electrical quick connects, but after connecting them they seemed rugged. The fan is very, very quiet. I'd buy it again.
January 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Holidays Quiet
Great exhaust fan. . . Runs very quiet compared to previous fans I have used. . .Keeps the mirrors clear...Super easy to install. . . Highly recommended...
December 22, 2015