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QT Series Very Quiet 80 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR Qualified

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  • White finish for a classic look
  • For use in rooms up to 70 sq. ft.
  • Surface-mount installation for easy setup

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The NuTone QT Series Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan features rugged, galvanized steel housing and a white finish to create a classic, stylish look. Ideal for use in rooms up to 70 sq. ft., the fan is powered by a motor that operates at just 1 sone, ensuring extremely quiet performance. Convenient surface-mount installation offers easy setup.

  • 80 CFM for great performance
  • Very quiet motor operates at only 1 sone
  • Galvanized steel housing provides lasting durability
  • ENERGY STAR qualified for energy efficient operation
  • UL listed for use above the shower to provide more direct ventilation
  • CSA listed
  • HVI certified
  • 4 in. duct

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Does this fan have a plug to make the electrical connection

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Cheektowaga, NY
October 19, 2011
My current fan has a plug that plugs in to a receptacle in the housing in the ceiling. Does this fan have a plug?
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Annapolis, MD
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August 26, 2014
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No. It has wires that are designed to be attached to a switched electrical supply with wire nuts which you must supply.
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May 20, 2014
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No. It is hard wired.
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June 18, 2013
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The new fan has a fan and motor that can be removed from the fan housing. When removing the fan and motor one disconnects a plug (not a 2 prong plug but rather a slide in plug resembling an automobile connector) on the fan wiring that fits into a plug in the fan housing, a rather handy feature. The fan housing has power wires exiting a wire panel/harness assembly at the top or side of the fan housing, Read More
The new fan has a fan and motor that can be removed from the fan housing. When removing the fan and motor one disconnects a plug (not a 2 prong plug but rather a slide in plug resembling an automobile connector) on the fan wiring that fits into a plug in the fan housing, a rather handy feature. The fan housing has power wires exiting a wire panel/harness assembly at the top or side of the fan housing, and that wiring harness is wired into the house wiring switch circuit (black, white, green wires - very simple). Thus this allows you to easily remove the fan and motor for maintainance, etc, without having to remove the entire fan housing, which would be very difficult and damaging after installation, repair and repainting of the ceiling. You may have to remove the plug and receptacle and perform the standard wiring (black, white, green wires with twist connectors) between the fan housing and your house circuit wiring. Read Less
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Monument, CO
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May 28, 2013
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Yes, but would not expect this fan assembly to be able to be used with an existing housing. In fact, it is not easy to remove the fan assembly from this housing as it was not designed to do so. Nor is it likely that the plug connector will mate up with an existing receptacle. The cutout dimensions are 10.5" x 11.25" so very likely this fan is larger than your existing one. You would be better off going Read More
Yes, but would not expect this fan assembly to be able to be used with an existing housing. In fact, it is not easy to remove the fan assembly from this housing as it was not designed to do so. Nor is it likely that the plug connector will mate up with an existing receptacle. The cutout dimensions are 10.5" x 11.25" so very likely this fan is larger than your existing one. You would be better off going to your local home depot and buying the Nutone remodel kit which is designed to use with either Nutone or Broan existing housings/plug receptacles. I installed one in my bathroom and it was a snap. But the zones are louder than this 0.8 so that is the only drawback. Read Less
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Loudon, TN, USA
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May 22, 2012
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There is no plug on the new Nutone fan. You will need to use wire nuts to attach the conductors to the fan. I also installed a strain relief in the junction box (not supplied by the manufacturer) to protect the insulation on the lead wires from rubbing against the sharp edges of the box.
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February 14, 2012
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No it doesn't have a plug it has to be wired.
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Massachusetts, USA
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December 15, 2011
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No, It is hard wired. That means you will need to know basic electrical stuff to install. Quiet fan though!
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Loveland, CO, USA
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November 29, 2011
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No it does not. But it is very easy to wire.
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October 20, 2011
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The QTN80E does have a plug in motor that goes into a standard receptacle.
For further installation instructions or information, please contact our Techinical Support Department at 888-336-6151.
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Does this fan have to exhaust outside of building or can it exhaust up to attic like the existing one I have now?

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Neptune, NJ
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June 27, 2014
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it can exhaust up to attic using the existing duct work if it fits which goes to the outside
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May 20, 2014
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Proper installation is to exhaust to a wall or roof vent. Venting into attic risks mold and moisture in attic.
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Street, MD 21154, USA
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May 20, 2014
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Your building code will determine if you can exhaust into the attic. I would not recommend it. If you do not have any moisture issues ( mold etc..) you may be able to do so.
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April 26, 2014
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Properly installed vented outside. Moisture in attic space is asking for trouble like mold, sagging drywall, etc. Check your building code.
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March 11, 2014
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The fan should exhaust to the outside of the building. This will prevent moisture from accumulating in the attic. Moisture breeds mold which is a health hazard.
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You "must" follow building codes for your area. Physically, it does not need to be. For me, I wouldn't do it without venting outside as this will lessen the probability of mold from damp bathroom air being vented into the attic space.
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November 15, 2013
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In general, you do not exhaust a bathroom fan to your attic. This will cause moisture problems in your attic. This fan unit can be hooked up to exhaust outside of your building via insulated flexible vent piping or other type of piping and add insulation to it. Recommend insulate your vent pipe for this bathroom fan or else you will have the moisture of your bathroom air condensate back to water droplets Read More
In general, you do not exhaust a bathroom fan to your attic. This will cause moisture problems in your attic. This fan unit can be hooked up to exhaust outside of your building via insulated flexible vent piping or other type of piping and add insulation to it. Recommend insulate your vent pipe for this bathroom fan or else you will have the moisture of your bathroom air condensate back to water droplets inside your pipe running back down to your bathroom fan. Also note that this fan has vent housing which is that black part in the picture is 4" diameter connection for the pipe. If you are replacing an old bath fan unit, you may have 3" vent pipe. So you will need to get a 4" to 3" transition pipe piece that you can get at Home Depot (Orange Big Box) or the other Big Box store that is Blue. Read Less
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November 13, 2013
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This fan does need to be exhausted to the outside.
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What are dimensions of ceiling cut out for QTN80E?

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Dick
Summerville SC
December 28, 2012
I have a current fan, but space is limited and I'm sure it will not fit in current hole--need ceiling cut out specs, please
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You can check the fan housing size on the Nutone page if you look under "specifications" or "details to determine if your ceiling will need to be altered.
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Approximately 10 inch by 11 inch.
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Virginia
October 26, 2013
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The housing dimensions are on the side of the box and on the Nutone.com website but is not in the instruction manual. It is 10 1/2 x 11 3/8. But there is a metal lip around the housing opening too.
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In my case I had to work around a nearby toilet drain from the upstairs bath, so my cutout had to be at least 13" wide by 14" length, in order to manuever the fan housing in place. This required a cutout larger than the dimensions shown on the product box (there was no dimension shown in the assembly instructions). If you do not have a nearby obstruction you might be able to use a slightly shorter Read More
In my case I had to work around a nearby toilet drain from the upstairs bath, so my cutout had to be at least 13" wide by 14" length, in order to manuever the fan housing in place. This required a cutout larger than the dimensions shown on the product box (there was no dimension shown in the assembly instructions). If you do not have a nearby obstruction you might be able to use a slightly shorter cutout. In any event you will need to repair and repaint the ceiling so the expanded size of the cutout required is a minor issue. Read Less
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10.5" x 11.25" are the cutout dimensions. There are 3/8ths inch drywall flanges on all four sides. If you don't have access to the joist space from above, you will have to cut off these flanges to install because the plastic adapter from the fan housing to the 4" duct sticks out making hookup of the duct to the adapter impossible from below. Just get the fan housing into the joist space and using Read More
10.5" x 11.25" are the cutout dimensions. There are 3/8ths inch drywall flanges on all four sides. If you don't have access to the joist space from above, you will have to cut off these flanges to install because the plastic adapter from the fan housing to the 4" duct sticks out making hookup of the duct to the adapter impossible from below. Just get the fan housing into the joist space and using flexible aluminum duct you can attach then slide it in place above the cutout and drop in. Read Less
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January 2, 2013
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HI, Dick. Thanks for your question. It can be a bit confusing with the the site says "assembled" dimensions and "product" dimensions are the same!! the housing dimensions (cut-out) are as follows: 10-1/2" x 11-3/8" x 7-5/8". The grille cover is 13" x 14". I hope this is helpful. If you have further questions and would like to speak with a Customer Service rep, please dial 888-336-3948 and they will be Read More
HI, Dick. Thanks for your question. It can be a bit confusing with the the site says "assembled" dimensions and "product" dimensions are the same!! the housing dimensions (cut-out) are as follows: 10-1/2" x 11-3/8" x 7-5/8". The grille cover is 13" x 14". I hope this is helpful. If you have further questions and would like to speak with a Customer Service rep, please dial 888-336-3948 and they will be happy to assist. Thanks, again. Read Less
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How to install after drywall installed?

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The instructions show installation for new construction only. How should it be installed if the drywall is already installed? In some of the reviews some customers have said they had to cut off the bottom metal lips for the best fit. Do you recommend this or have any other tips?
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If you have open access to the area above the ceiling, like an attic, you can do it. If you are installing it in a ceiling that is vaulted or between floors, you'd be better off with a product designed for retrofit applications.
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It is May 17th, and HD is prompting me to answer this question, even though it was asked 4 months ago. Oh well.
I just installed a QTN80E that has the lip. First, don't worry about bending out the tabs that would fit between the joist and drywall if you can make accurate measurements/marks as that is really just to help you ensure it will be even and the screw holes properly marked (I made a template on
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It is May 17th, and HD is prompting me to answer this question, even though it was asked 4 months ago. Oh well.
I just installed a QTN80E that has the lip. First, don't worry about bending out the tabs that would fit between the joist and drywall if you can make accurate measurements/marks as that is really just to help you ensure it will be even and the screw holes properly marked (I made a template on paper to mark where the screw holes would be). If you think you need the tabs for alignment and hole marking, then that would go a lot easier if that lip was cut off as it would be easier to maneuver the fan. If the lip is retained, then you need to cut a bigger hole obviously. I didn't cut the lip off because I didn't have sharp enough snips or anything better to make a clean cut. But after doing the installation with the lip present, I now would have found a way to cut it off. I cut a very precise hole for that fan to fit through with precise hole markings to place the two (2) starter screws that the fan housing can slip over. But I still couldn't get the fan to fit through - it seemed like every corner and angle wanted to get snagged on the drywall. I ended up having to cut a hole bigger than I wanted and had to tape & plaster the gap. So in hindsight, I would cut off that lip. As for other tips, the duct connector didn't snap into place (doesn't line up at all and needed to be clamped and taped), and the damper was not properly balanced and falls out easy. I had to add a tine amount of weight to ensure it closed when the fan wasn't running, and if you squeeze the plastic duct from top/bottom, that damper flap will fall out and is a pain to get back in.... just be patient and careful about how you handle the connector (I had to put the damper back on after the connector was clamped/taped because handing the connector separately always made that damper fall out). Hope your install goes (went) well.
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A lot will depend on where you will install the fan on/off switch. In older houses where it is difficult to fish new wiring without doing serious damage to the walls, the usual choice is to add the fan to an existing light switch. This will mean that when the light is on, so is the fan.
The next step will be finding a ceiling joist to which to mount the fan's box, then run wiring from the switch to the Read More
A lot will depend on where you will install the fan on/off switch. In older houses where it is difficult to fish new wiring without doing serious damage to the walls, the usual choice is to add the fan to an existing light switch. This will mean that when the light is on, so is the fan.
The next step will be finding a ceiling joist to which to mount the fan's box, then run wiring from the switch to the box. And stud finder will work to do this.
A 4" hole saw for your drill is required to make opening to pass wire and create a place to mount the box. Remember this will make a real mess and cover objects with old sheets or tarps before starting. Plaster and sheet-rock dust are nasty--wear a face mask!
If all of this sounds too complicated, there are many excellent videos that can walk you thru it step by step. If it still sounds past your pay grade, find an electrician. But if you decide on a DIY approach, please, please be sure electric to the bath is turned off before beginning any work! If you cannot isolate the bath's circuit, turn off the entire house and use rechargeable tools only.
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If the bathroom is accessable from above you can secure it to the joists and have someone tell you when the fan housing is flush with the ceiling.
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January 12, 2015
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Good afternoon. Thanks for your interest in our products. It’s always good to check out other tips. I would suggest that you call our Technical Support Department and speak with someone. Just dial 888-336-6151 and they can answer your questions. Thanks, again.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 130 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Effective ventilation I installed this in an upstairs ceiling where I could work in the attic. Installation was easy, though the instructions were just for new installation (mine went into a 1920's house). It's quiet, and in our small bathroom (8'x7') it vents the shower steam effectively. It doesn't get 5 stars because it was much deeper than expected, so it wouldn't fit inside the attic floor (my fault really for not recognizing this as an issue). There are "low profile" versions that will do this, but I wanted a 4" exhaust pipe. It looks good (the grill is unobtrusive) and works well and is much quieter than most I've heard. December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product This product arrived on time which was a must for me. The product seems durable. Installation was easy. I have been using this for about a month now and it is quiet and has good draw through the grate. March 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NuTone QT 80 This unit is not too bad to install if you have decent attic access, but definitely requires a little DIY skill. The fan goes in easy enough, you just need to cut the opening in the ceiling to the correct size, and a slit on each side for the "fins" that are used to attach the metal fan casing to the actual rafters in the attic. You will need to do a little patch work before painting, but if you are careful, not too bad. The wiring is really easy, just the typical black, white, and green. Should take about an hour under normal circumstances, depending on your DIY skill level. Hope this helps, overall, very quiet and works great. There is a metal "lip" on the fan box Itself, but when the drywall opening is cut right, makes for a clean install. February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best fan ever This fan was easy to put in. and very quiet, I would buy another one if needed. March 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NuTone QT SERIES VERY QUIET 80 CFM CEILING EXHAUST BATH FAN Since this was a replacement fan I ended up having to cut off a bottom lip fin to get it installed along the supporting joist. I am not sure this fan comes in a retrofit version but I think the manufacturer (NuTone) should identify which fans are for new construction and which fans are for replacements. Otherwise the installation of the fan went easily. The pipe venting of the fan was a challenge due to the change from 3 inch to 4 inch but that is another story. February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet is an understatement! the exhaust fan in our bathroom stopped working so I purchased this unit. it was an identical drop in, but a newer model that is extremely quiet! very easy to install, however instructions that came with unit are light. its not rocket science. I only needed the inside as I removed the motor unit from the sheet metal housing and reinstalled it into current housing. February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SO QUIET, I HAVE TO LISTEN IF IT IS RUNNING... TAKES OUT ALL THE STEAM IN THE BATHROOM. VERY QUIET. THE PRICE OF 65.00 WAS GREAT FIND.WOULD BUY ANOTHER... February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Silent but very effective This is a great fan absolutely super quiet however strong enough to operate very efficiently February 23, 2016
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