Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 74
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RAJIV Looks good
I just installed today . Its took less than an hour with help of my wife.tharmostate is no accurate according to the num . But it does work . But real test will in summer.
March 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dan Have two now, going for the third
Over the last twelve years, I have installed two of these, one in my stand-alone shop area with an open ceiling, and in our attached garage which has a normal drywall ceiling. Both work very well keeping summer heat under control. I'm about to install another in our house attic, which gets very hot in summer. We have blown and batten insulation, plus a foil barrier in the house, battens on top of the ceiling in the attached garage, and battens against the roof underside in my shop. We do have the possibility of having snow blown in through the vents if I do not close the housings off from the inside with a foam panel inserted into the housing from the inside, and trash bag held in place with bungee cords. Awkward, but it works very well.
June 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teego Great purchase
This Model PG3, replaced a six blade unit that did the job. However, the PG3 has three blades with an aggressive configuration is more efficient, moving a larger volume of air and very quiet. This was a great buy for the price and easy to install. I have a hanging thermostat in the attic and compare to the thermostat on the PG3, accurate and within tolerance.
June 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ron 1600 CFM POWER GABLE MOUNT VENT
This 3-blade single speed 1600 CFM POWER GABLE MOUNT VENT replaced a 5-blade variable speed gable mount vent on which the motor had burned out. I had serious doubts that this vent would work as well and as quietly as the one it replaced. The one it replaced was fairly noisy when running at full speed.
I was very surprised that this new vent not only worked as well as the one it replaced, but it was so quiet that I had to listen very intently to hear if it was even running!
I definitely do recommend this single speed 3-blade 1600 CFM POWER GABLE MOUNT VENT.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ttpham220 Surprisingly Quiet
Purchased the Model # PG3X 1600 CFM for my 2 story house. During the summer, my attic can reach well over 100 degrees. This generally causes the rooms on the second floor to get rather toasty and the AC starts up sooner and remains on longer for the second floor. Hopefully, this fan can keep the attic temperature at bay. Installation was easy with a little bit of electrical know-how and some wood work. I mounted it to some OSB and built essentially a box with some 2 by 3s to direct the airflow out through the gable vents. Sealed all the gaps with some standard window chalking and applied High-Density Rubber Foam Weatherstrip (Model # R516H) around where the OSB and 2 by 3s are screwed together. This creates an airtight seal as well as absorbing any vibrations being transferred down the walls. Also wired a switch down to the hallway to manually turn off the fan for whatever reason. It is super quiet and can only be heard if I am in the attic.
May 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy Excellent Fan
I purchased this fan from Home Depot because I had a similar fan from the same Company years before. My old fan quit working after years of service and I never had a problem with it. The installation was easy because I already had the wiring done.
My attic is very small and its hard to move in the small space. I found that if you remove the three bolts from the Shroud the Motor & Fan Blades come out. (Do not drop the Motor & Blades for this will bend them and cause vibration)
The unit is now much lighter and therefore easier to screw to the Gable. Once you have the Shroud in place you install the Motor & Blades back into the unit. Make sure the three bolts are tight and then connect the wiring.
I am sure it will be years before I need another fan because the old Master Flow lasted for yeas.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LukeSr evaluating performance
I installed this Power Gable Vent 1 week ago and the product is operating smoothly. I am going to evaluate its performance over the next two months or until the hot weather breaks; whichever happens first. I will then post my results here. I realize that a comprehensive comparison might take up to 6 - 9 months but if the product performs as it says it will, (and as well as others have said it will), then I should see positive results in energy used to cool my house, how often the current system cycles on / off, etc.
The fan installed easy enough. I used a section of 1/2" b/c plywood (2' x 2') with a diameter hole cut-out equal to the diameter of the fan housing, (about 15.5"). My frame was (2) vertical 2' x 4' flat side down against the plywood 24" apart OD, (see photo). I will add 2 horizontal pieces to block-in. I used 2" wood screws to attach to T1-11 (both sides) to pull up tight. I wired into an existing 20 amp line using 12-2 romex. Helpful hint; if you are working by yourself a pulley mounted into soffet rafter can be a handy way to ease louver up to your position.
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Godfollower Excellent SUPER QUIET!!!
We have had other attic fans in the past and they were pretty noisy but they worked so we figured it was just part of the compromise...WOW this thing is REALLY QUIET...the only way I know it was running is if I looked at the vents and they were open or if I went half way up the stairs in the attic. The thermostat works great. As a precaution I put some tape and padding on the power cable coming off the motor because of past experience with other fans where the vibration actually broke through the armor shielding...in retrospect I don't believe this is necessary. This fan runs so steady and quiet I don't believe it will be an issue. Installation was EASY, the hardest part was running the wire. If you are thinking about this stop thinking and do it...remember in the summer that attic can get to over 150 degrees and at night that is like having a heavy blanket on your whole house...these fans really bring the temp in the attic down and make it easier for your AC's to cool you down. My attic is 1,200 SQFT... I might have another one installed next year to give me some additional air movement. Not necessary but if I can and it makes sense I might.
August 21, 2013