Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 53
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chefsteve works well some extra installation was needed.
This has been running for a few weeks and does fine. Be aware that the crimped end is on the output side of the pipe. My particular installation required the other end to be crimped, and it was simpler to crimp the other end with pliers rather than reverse the fan mounting. I mounted a junction box with self tapping screws on the pipe to connect the fan pig tails with the power wire, which went through a wall switch. It replaced an old unit that moves air from the wood stove room to a bedroom. The old set up did not lend itself to a through the wall kit, so this was a bit of a custom installation.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PacificNorth Works Perfectly
My son was having a problem in his rented condo with the air conditioning not reaching his upstairs bedroom. Not being able to actually use the fan "in line" he rigged up a backward vent (shown without the cover) to pull the air to the second story. Worked absolutely beautifully, and it's portable.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by flyounger great&fast
I bought one and I have had it in for a yr now and still works great
March 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff two down, not doing 3 is the charm
venting a warm electronics room. The first one did exactly as planned and worked great until it didn't. It lasted 4 days running approx. 6 hours a day. Returned and got # 2. Installed it and turned on. Motor locked up. Wouldn't start. I am not going to try # 3. Install and uninstall are a pain, wires are too short for my circumstance.
value good unless you have to replace multiple times, so it's poor
quality poor because they obviously aren't good
June 23, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by che not really happy
Noisey even when placed in the line where the instuctions say put it
August 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cpannarbor A bit noisy, stopped working after two years.
This item has a one year warranty. That tells you the manufacturer does not expect it to last long. It's really a simple electric motor secured in a piece of duct. My motor failed after two winters. I am using it with the duct stat device and it works pretty good. I'd rather have it tied in the the furnace fan blower but it would cost too much to pay a HVAC pro to wire so I went with the duct stat.
It all works fine but there is some elevated noise levels when the fan is running. Since the fan is inexpensive enough, I'm going back to Home Depot and getting another. For under $30 I really can't find a better alternative.
March 20, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bzimmy loud and wimpy - don't buy
Don't waste your money or your time with this fan. It has a constant high-pitch whine that is very annoying. Any fan that moves air will have a lower pitch "rush of air" sound which is fine, but the high-pitch whine is coming from the motor of this unit. This is a cheaply made fan, and doesn't move near as much air as a similar but different brand fan that I removed after 12 years of service. I can take the fan back and get my money back, but i am frustrated at the time I've wasted on this piece of junk.
December 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bruisa As advertised
Works as it's supposed to. Unfortunately it was blowing the wrong way based upon the crimped end. Had to drill out the fan support bracket rivets and re-rivet 180 degrees out, but it solved the problem. Would have been 5 stars but it was a bit difficult to switch the direction of the air flow. The fan itself is quite quiet, but once attached to the duct the noise was amplified. It was installed about 2' from the floor vent which probably contributed to the increased noise. Perhaps if it was further down the line it would be less noticeable. Anyway, definitely worth the price and install was a cinch.
January 31, 2010