Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kevinthetwin Wow!
As part of setting up our first place togeather, I got the job of replacing ceiling fans. This is the second one I attempted and it went in the main bathroom. Granted the one I replaced was 16 years old, but what a difference. This unit will be used for the standard bathroom application and as part of the dehumidifyer setup. It is quiet and very efficient and it has, in one week, made a dint in the humidity problem in our damp community. Highly reccomend this unit.
January 4, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hungry1 Satisfied given limitations
We tried a number of models as we needed to retro-fit to a 3" duct system - most are 4 or bigger. This one went in easily and works well. It is a bit noiser than we'd hoped though, but the motor is definately stronger than our old model.
November 7, 2007
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by erin ok
it is quiter than my old fan and works as well as the old one.
November 13, 2007
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by George555 Faint Praise...
First the good stuff:
This is a well built fan, I think it will last us many years. Because it is a Nutone, we will have a fair chance of actually getting parts for it 10 years from now & be saved the project of tearing up our bathroom to install a whole new fan when we just wanted a new motor.
This is one of the few Nutone fans that will work in a wall installation (as well as ceiling).
The fan seems to move plenty of air in our bathroom.
Now the other stuff:
The housing of the fan bulges well beyond the outline of its rough-in opening. Unless you have access from the rear, you will need to do major wall surgery to install it in an existing wall. For this reason, it may not be a good choice to use for a replacement fan.
The fan makes two distinct noises. The air noise is not that bad, but the fan also makes an electrical "BUZZZZ" that resonates through the bathroom. We find the sound lever mildly annoying considering that this is not a cheap fan.
October 12, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OakParker Good Small Room Exhaust
The bathroom vent fan works well in our small bathroom. The existing location has a 3" duct opening. It is hard to find exhaust fans to fit a 3" duct. We are very pleased with its appearance and operation.
June 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GSAK Great Fan for Small Bathroom
I paid around $65 for this unit on sale, and for that price it is a perfect simple no-nonsense basic exhaust fan. I would NOT pay the full price though. Definitely not a $100 fan unit. The noise level of this fan is very acceptable. Not overpowering to the ears, and seems to work perfectly for the small bathroom that it's in. I Wouldn't recommend it for a large bathroom. Exhaust port is 3", but that's all I had in my house and didn't want to redo the ducting, so it fit the bill for my application. The depth of the housing is fairly shallow, so for thin walls and ceilings, this is a plus. The plastic grille went on fine and looks great. Build quality seemed good, just be aware that for proper installation, you MUST have access behind the drywall to attach the housing to the wood framing. Once the unit is in position, the mounting bracket is not accessible from the front side, only the back side. I didn't have that access, but with some ingenuity and creative carpentry skills, it went in well.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RABBIT2 EXCELLENT PRODUCT!
Really works well and wonderful low profile and quiet operation. A cinch to install!
September 26, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by YourNickname Repaired older version of this unit
I was "repairing" an existing older version of this exhaust fan. Mounting the new style cover grill required me to drill 4 holes in the old box. (No problem if you're moderately skilled with tools.) I made a cardboard template using the new box to transfer the hole locations. Swapping the motor + fan assembly was easy.
If you're doing an original fan installation in an existing wall or ceiling you'll have to cut away drywall/plaster to mount the box. Be sure to plan your patch job before you start.
September 14, 2011