Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 45
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Three damage fans
I ordered this fan three separate times, all three had significant damage to every part of the fan due to absolutely horrible packaging and rough handling during shipment! The last one I ordered was supposed to be checked for damages prior to shipment and packaged much better than the previous ones but wasn't it was actually worse than the two previous ones
August 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jayt2 Attic Fan OK...BUT.....
Purchased the PR2D fan 2 years ago and had a roofer install it. Forward to last week, It didn't seem to be working, so I crawled onto the roof to find out why.
Long story short...I wanted to remove the set screw first since it would be easier to remove the motor and frame. Not quite...the set screw..4mm is just in the wrong position (at least mine is) for easy access..Looking at it as installed, it should be located about 3/8--1/2" to the right which would make it very easy to loosen and tighten.
I challenge anyone from the factory to easily remove the set screw as positioned.
As it is, one needs a very long 4mm or 5/32 flat blade screwdriver to access that screw thru the mesh. A 4mm hex head socket won't work, too fat. I found a red handled t-handle hex key 5/32" at ACE Hardware that works quite well in loosening the set screw.
Also, the stainless steel mesh around the unit has the small protrusions that will scrap one's arm while working on the unit. These small nubs should be ground down at the factory, they're a nuisance.
The fan works great, but working on it can be a pain.
Oh and the paint on top of the cover is flaking off after only 2 years...
August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EJayS Awesome product
The product was what we ordered, but it was dented in several places and the box looked as if it had been drop kicked repeatedly. The dents were superficial, and the fane works like a charm.
July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonDIY Cool running :)
I hadn't installed a roof mount in 40 years so I was nervous but all went GREAT. The heat that came out once I punched the hole was like putting your head in a hot oven. Instructions were simple, it's all about organizing your work. I have very sensitive hearing and it took a very quiet room and concentration to hear the fan from inside the house. We love it and notice the considerable difference in our home temperature. PS I watched a couple YouTube videos to help with confidence on installation.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gramps Great power vent.
I had the vent installed by a professional. It works great, is quiet and helps keep the garage cooler.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy This Fan Rocks!
This was a piece of cake to install. I removed an old heat vent from the roof
and cut the existing hole with a jigsaw about 1.5 inches larger. I slid the unit
under the shingles, nailed it down and used plastic roof cement as instructed.
The electrical hook up was easy as I tied into an existing circuit found in the
attic and tied into it using 20 amp wire, staples and a new j-box with switch.
This fan has cut my run time on my 5T unit by 25%. I set the t-stat @ 80deg for
now as I want the attic to cool at least this low. I'll re-adjust to 95 in July sometime.
Great product, low electrical usage and BIG savings on my HVAC usage.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JackofAll A good value roof mounted power vent
Like all of us, after reading reviews I decided to install this unit in our attic. We're located in Kansas, and our summers aren't like the south, but we do have hot and humid days.
The local HD had 3 of these units in stock. Upon opening, the unit was in good shape, no damage.
It appears to be a well made fan assembly. I did notice that the "varmint" screen was pulled taught and there was about a 1/4 " gap in some spots. That was quickly remedied with some silicone.
The instructions were 1 page with 7 steps. Enough info to do the job for most DIY folks. The container had a 15" diameter template for aiding in cutting your access hole.
It took me about 3 hours total to install. I had some sealing membrane leftover from a skylight install, so I used it to seal up the flashing under the surrounding shingles.
The color of the cap matches our shingles perfectly. I would have been ok with plain steel or black, but "Weatherwood" is a great color.
In addition to the sealing membrane, I also used pure clear silicone to seal everything. You can opt for roofing tar, but if you're not careful it can get away from you and end up in places you didn't want.
The thermostat hasn't changed much over the years. Easy hook up to your incoming power. You will probably need to purchase a wire clamp for the thermostat box to be in compliance. That will prevent the wiring from rubbing on the sides of the bare hole.
The fan runs fairly quiet. And it does pull more than enough air out of our attic.
It comes with a 5 year limited warranty on parts, and an additional 3 year "labor" warranty to have someone remove the fan and reinstall it. Not bad.
All in all, I believe this fan is a good value for the current purchase price ($85.50).
November 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sam Power attic fan
It's good price recommend to buy.
Run quite n easy to install.
January 21, 2016