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NuTone

Model 696N

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Store SKU #126313

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50 CFM Wall/Ceiling Mount Exhaust Bath Fan

$14.97 /each
  • Motor operates at 4.0 sones
  • 50 CFM reduces moisture to prevent mildew growth
  • Durably constructed

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The NuTone 696N Wall/Ceiling 50 CFM Bath Fan is ideal for baths up to 45 sq. ft. It is also suitable for utility and recreation rooms up to 60 sq. ft. The attractive yet functional white polymeric grille has torsion springs that allow adjustment for thickness variances in ceilings or walls.

  • White polymeric grille blends in with most decors
  • Housing is rugged galvanized steel
  • Effective impeller blower wheel for removal of moist air
  • Mounts on either 16 in. or 24 in. O.C. joist or stud
  • 50 CFM to help reduce moisture
  • 50 CFM at 4.0 sones
  • Extra-large outlet box area
  • Manages moisture in bathrooms up to 45 sq. ft. and other rooms up to 60 sq. ft.
  • UL-listed; safe for use over tub or shower enclosure when installed in a GFCI protected branch circuit
  • Manages moisture in bathrooms up to 45 sq. ft. and other rooms up to 60 sq. ft.

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iscan i install it without a vent in the ceiling

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October 8, 2015
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Ah, but what if you just want it for a small half bath, no moisture issues, and it goes into a ceiling and between floors, an area that's pretty open? Honestly, it's mostly for noise so people aren't embarrassed going to the bathroom. The Nutone 682t does the trick, but costs $53-$58 instead of $14.
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June 4, 2014
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Sure, you can do that. The only problem is that it will not vent and eventually burn up the motor and your house
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January 14, 2014
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Yes, if you have an attic space and it has vents to the outside.
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St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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August 27, 2013
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Not advisable. Current mechanical code requires all exhaust fans to be vented through an outside surface. Venting into an attic or other interior space invites condensation and mold problems.
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Wilmington, DE, USA
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November 13, 2012
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11 months ago, hope you found your answer before this.
You are sucking warm, moist air into the fan. Where do you want it to go?
You need to get it outside, not keep it in your attic or other small confined space.
Run a flexible duct and vent through your soffit.
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Texas, USA
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November 11, 2012
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Well, you can, but you will vent moisture into the attic. It's not recommended. You will also need an electrical wiring run to the location. If you have access to the attic, why don't you install a ventilation hose, the guys at home depot can tell you how. If you need electrical wiring run to the location, have an electrician do that.
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November 29, 2011
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Thank your for your interest in our product. The 696N is designed to be vented using a 3" duct.
If you are looking for a non-duct fan, I would suggest the 682NT.
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Spring, TX, USA
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November 27, 2011
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Yes, exactly what I had to do. Same wiring design. Just block flipper in vent before inserting new unit into old ceiling hole.
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Is this Fan Spark Proof if used to exhaust solvent and flamable vapors ?

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November 24, 2014
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Most certainly and most definitely not. And no practical way to make it so.
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Birmingham and Alexander City, AL
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June 4, 2014
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NO! This fan has an open motor and should NOT be used in this application. You need a fan with an enclosed explosion proof motor. In fact, the motor on a fan for your application should be out of the air flow completely.
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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April 15, 2014
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that is not the right kind of fan for those type of fumes
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St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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August 27, 2013
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No. The motor is open frame and if there were a winding short, any electrical arc would be exposed to the air stream and would be classified as an ignition source. Fans used for hazardous / flammable chemicals and solvents are highly specialized and require totally enclosed fan cooled motors (TEFC), sealed electrical boxes with wiring in conduit and explosion proof switches for the area in which they are Read More
No. The motor is open frame and if there were a winding short, any electrical arc would be exposed to the air stream and would be classified as an ignition source. Fans used for hazardous / flammable chemicals and solvents are highly specialized and require totally enclosed fan cooled motors (TEFC), sealed electrical boxes with wiring in conduit and explosion proof switches for the area in which they are located. Read Less
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November 17, 2012
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It is installed in a bathroom so the only flamable vapors that might be there would be from something like hairsprays.
The fan stopped working shortly after install and has not been a problem with sparking since it isn't running.
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Santa Rosa, CA, USA
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November 16, 2012
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I would say it is not "spark proof." The instruction sheet that came with the Nutone fan that I purchased (model 696N) clearly states, "Do not use to exhaust hazardous or explosive materials or vapors."
I think this fan was designed to be used for bathrooms, kitchens, or other applications that only remove non-combustible air. I would not use it to exhaust anything else.
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November 16, 2012
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Good morning. Thank you for your interest in our exhaust fan and for your question. This model, 696N, is simply an economy bathroom exhaust fan. It is not rated for this type of situation. Also, I think you would want a higher CFM rating. Our products are geared for the housing market. To locate a fan suitable for your room we would recommend that you locate a fan manufactured by GreenHeck. They actually Read More
Good morning. Thank you for your interest in our exhaust fan and for your question. This model, 696N, is simply an economy bathroom exhaust fan. It is not rated for this type of situation. Also, I think you would want a higher CFM rating. Our products are geared for the housing market. To locate a fan suitable for your room we would recommend that you locate a fan manufactured by GreenHeck. They actually manufacture industrial type fans for many situations. You can locate them by searching on line. I hope this will prove to be useful. However, if you would like to discuss further with one of our Technical Support people, please dial 888-336-6151. They will be happy to assist. Thanks, again. Read Less
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Increasing CFM

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September 29, 2012
I have a Nutone 696N installed. Can I change the motor to increase the CFM?
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No. You'll need to change out the entire fan to increase the airflow.
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Birmingham and Alexander City, AL
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Sure you can replace the 50cfm motor with a 70cfm motor which is the motor that HD sells for a replacement.
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March 4, 2014
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I'm not a professional electrician but I'm guessing if you hook the motor to 220 Volts you might get increased cfm. I had an squirrel-cage blower that I modified to work on 110 Volts and the airflow slowed down noticeably.
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Unless it is a very large room this fan should be adequate
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Sorry there is no motor upgrade for this fan. The motor and its rpm are not variable. If more air is needed a larger exhaust fan would be my best suggestion.
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November 11, 2012
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It is not designed in a manner that the motor is exchangeable. If you have a knack for engineering you might be able to do this, but it wold not be cost effective. I would just buy a new assembly with a larger capacity.
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October 2, 2012
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Our recommendation is to replace the motor with one designed for the 696N. We do not recommend trying to increase the CFM.
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I have a fan in the bathroom ceiling but the thing has gone caput. I guess the motor finally went. Will it take alot of work to get the old one out?

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Will it take a electrician to do any wiring?
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just replace the motor. the motor had a plug to connected to existing power. buy the whole, but just remove the new motor and replace existing bad one.
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If you have access to above the unit then this should be easy. Wiring is simple black to black, white to white and neutral to neutral. Took me about 15 minutes to take old one out and 5 minutes to put new one in. Be sure the switch is turned off before you start.
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January 13, 2015
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Thank you for your question. To answer your question completely, we would need to know your current model number. Do you have a Nutone exhaust fan in the ceiling? If you are going to replace the whole unit, remove the ‘guts’ and the housing, it will require some ceiling repair. I would suggest that you contact our Technical Support Department at 888-336-6151 and discuss it with them. Thanks, again.
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Maybe- I bought the Home Depot Value fan because it was the same fan that was used by our builder 12 years ago, so fixing the fan only involved unplugging and removing/replacing the fan motor from the chassis. If you need to change the metal chassis, that will likely involve a trip into the attic to access the mounting hardware and electrical wiring.
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January 13, 2015
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WHEN I HAD MY FRIEND PUT THE FAN IN...EASY TO REPLACE AND NO ELECTRICIAN WAS NEEDED. THAT IS AS LONG AS YOUR WIRING ISN'T DAMAGED IN ANY WAY.
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January 12, 2015
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If your existing fan is the same size it is very likely that the internal motor and motor mount plate from a new fan may simply interchange with the old one. The fan typically has a simple 120 volt plug so that it may be unplugged from the small electrical junction box inside the exhaust fan casing. Check for any label that may identify the old fan unit and if the style matches your in luck. You might Read More
If your existing fan is the same size it is very likely that the internal motor and motor mount plate from a new fan may simply interchange with the old one. The fan typically has a simple 120 volt plug so that it may be unplugged from the small electrical junction box inside the exhaust fan casing. Check for any label that may identify the old fan unit and if the style matches your in luck. You might also remove the old fan section and take it along to the HD and ask assistance from the Department supervisor to find a suitable match. It's likely they will have one as most fans are pretty standard with their parts.
If you do not have a match, or cannot find a match for the old fan, the casing box is likely attached to the ceiling joists with extendable metal rails and removal of the old unit will be difficult. If this is the case, removal and replacement will likely require the attention of someone who is more familiar with fan mounting hardware. Read Less
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 161 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Small and cheap, what I needed I needed a small fan for a basement bathroom with very limited room between joists/studs. This was about the only thing that fit. It's not exactly quiet, but it gets moisture out. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect fan for venting fumes from 3D printers. I needed an inexpensive yet effective fan to install in a small cabinet I built for my 3D printers. Anyone that has printed with ABS can tell you that the fumes can induce headaches if you are not careful. I work next to my printers and need a way to keep the air clean. This bathroom fan is the perfect solution! I was able to connect it to a fan speed controller in order to have a nearly silent fan that slowly pulls the air out of the cabinet. If I want to quickly evacuate the fumes I can turn the speed control to high and the fan changes the air in seconds. For the price it can't be beat! June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Fan for a Large Bathroom Needed a good fan for a large bathroom and the home depot person showed me how to read the CFM and the less expensive fan had the same CFM rating as a fan twice as much. I bought this fan because it fit my need. September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Better and Quieter than we Expected We purchased this fan because of the brand (Nutone), It wasn't the most quiet fan available, but we purchased it anyway. The fan is surprisingly quiet. The bathroom is small (approx. 5 x 7), and it fit perfectly. It was definitely worth the price...a very good value. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Fit perfectly and works great! I would recommend this to anyone needing a small bathroom vent that is inexpensive yet works great! August 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quietest Exhaust Fan I Have Ever Seen I had to have two bathroom remodels due to a shower pan leak. The original builder fans were noisy and did little to remove steam and odors. I bought this particular fan because the price was reasonable and it was rated as very quiet. I did not self-install as I have a contractor remodeling the bathrooms. He had it installed in less than 30 minutes. When it was first turned on, I thought that it wasn't working as I barely could hear it working. It moves a good bit of air and does a great job with removing steam from the shower. I would highly recommend this if you need a replacement fan that's quiet and reasonably priced. June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great deal! I have a small bathroom and this product works really well. Plus it costed less than $20. August 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bathroom fan its a good product. the only thing I had was the outlet and to the pipe was the same size. got coupling and it works fine August 19, 2016
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