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Panasonic

Model # FV-11VQ5

Internet # 203762022

WhisperCeiling 110 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR*

$110.11 /each
  • Thermal fuse protection
  • Rustproof paint treatment on galvanized housing
  • Built-in damper to prevent backdraft

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Model # FV-11VQ5

Internet # 203762022

WhisperCeiling ENERGY STAR rated exhaust fans are super quiet, energy efficient and easy to install. All models also meet ASHRAE 62.2, the ventilation standard required by LEED for Homes, CA Title 24 and other green building standards. A low operating temperature promotes improved performance and longer life. A rust-proof paint coat will keep it looking clean and new.

  • New dual adaptor for 4 in. or 6 in. ducts
  • Superior performance and quiet operation at 1/4 in. of water gauge
  • Totally enclosed condenser motor for long life—rated for 30,000 hours continuous run
  • Easy installation (double hanger bar system)
  • UL listed for tub/shower enclosure when used with a GFCI branch circuit wire
  • ASHRAE 62.2, LEED for homes, ENERGY STAR IAP, CA Title24, EarthCraft and WA ventilation code compliant

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Housing Length (in.) 
10.25 
Housing Width (in.) 
10.25 
Maximum Room Size (ft sq) 
110 
Product Height (in.) 
8.37 
Product Length (in.) 
13 
Product Width (in.) 
13 
Details
Air Volume (CFM) 
110 
Ceiling or Wall Installation 
Ceiling 
Color Family 
White 
Fan Sound Level (Sones) 
0.3 
Housing Material 
Galvanized Steel 
Mounting Style 
Surface Mount 
Product Weight (lb.) 
10.36 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,CSA Certified,HVI Certified 
ENERGY STAR Certified 
Yes 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 year warranty 

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Brand: Panasonic
Housing Width (in.): 10.25
Housing Length (in.): 10.25
Maximum Room Size (ft sq): 100 - 150
Price: $100 - $150
Ceiling or Wall Installation: Ceiling
Review Rating: 4 & Up
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exhaust output

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Does this unit need to have an exhaust pipe up and out of the roof or can it just exhaust into the attic?
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October 23, 2015
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I just had ours installed last week and it exhausts into the attic. I am a DIYer. But my husband is a master electrician.
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October 16, 2015
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The worse thing you can do is vent extremely moist bathroom air into the attic. Moisture will breed mold and mildew which is why you should strive to run ducting and vent directly outside of home
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October 12, 2015
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NEVER exhaust into the attic. We discovered the hard way after a low-bid contractor did that in our home. Living in Wisconsin, the moisture soaked the blown in insulation and ruined the ceiling drywall. Once it is installed, venting out the back wall of the attic was a simple task. In the winter you can see just how much moisture exits. Save yourself big bucks - don't take a short cut thinking the attic Read More
NEVER exhaust into the attic. We discovered the hard way after a low-bid contractor did that in our home. Living in Wisconsin, the moisture soaked the blown in insulation and ruined the ceiling drywall. Once it is installed, venting out the back wall of the attic was a simple task. In the winter you can see just how much moisture exits. Save yourself big bucks - don't take a short cut thinking the attic will dissipate the moisture. Read Less
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Can it be installed in a wall?

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Pierce co WA
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September 6, 2015
I have a high ceiling bath, and would like to install this in the end wall of the shower about 8ft above the floor, with a 4" duct running through a 2ft wide linen closet and out the side wall of the house to a 4" dryer vent. Will it work OK mounted on its side in a side wall?
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Rego Park, NY
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October 20, 2015
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No recommended to install in a wall since it will place stress laterally on the motor shaft. This fan is meant for ceiling installation
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September 15, 2015
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Yes if you have the space. Most walls are 3.5" or 5.5" The motor doesn't know if it's sideways and there is no overhung load on the bearing to speak of. So I say yes you can.
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September 9, 2015
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This is meant for installation in a ceiling and not in a wall.
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What is Built-in damper to prevent backdraft?

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March 1, 2016
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Where air leaves the fan, there's a light weight, plastic flap that opens when air pressure is present (when the fan is on), and closes when the fan is off to prevent air from outside the home blowing back through the fan into your room. Works the same way as most dryer vents where they leave the home.
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December 16, 2015
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Yes, it is.
This Panasonic fan has a built-in damper to prevent backdraft, which helps to prevent outside air from coming through the fan. Also, thanks to our efficient, cool running motors and fluorescent bulbs, it does not create excessive heat-a common problem with recessed lighting fixtures and some competitors' fan/light combinations. Loose fill or batt insulation can be placed directly over the fan
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Yes, it is.
This Panasonic fan has a built-in damper to prevent backdraft, which helps to prevent outside air from coming through the fan. Also, thanks to our efficient, cool running motors and fluorescent bulbs, it does not create excessive heat-a common problem with recessed lighting fixtures and some competitors' fan/light combinations. Loose fill or batt insulation can be placed directly over the fan housing to prevent heat from escaping.
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Will this fit in a ceiling with 6inch joists and 16 inches on center

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Seattle WA
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October 1, 2015
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No, the housing is too tall.
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6-inch joists might be too tight however the 16-inches on center are perfect. Me, I have larger joists with 16-inches OC
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awsome Super quiet! Easy installation the Color blends and very efficient May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Truly a whisper This fan is true to its name. It is so quiet that we sometimes forgot it is running. That was one of the main criteria for our choice. The original fans installed by the contractor were low in capacity and very noisy, so we hated using them. We oversized these a little so the humidity is cleared quickly. But the low noise is the best feature. They were easy to install, clearly well-made. Maybe a little on the expensive side but well worth the extra cost. May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quieter than expected! Purchased to replace standard 8x8 bathroom exhaust fan. Definitely will be doing the other bath very soon. Had to enlarge existing hole by 2.25" on 2 sides. Separated the metal exhaust / electrical housing unit from black box. Placed metal piece in new hole first, then slid in the box. YOU DEFINITELY NEED AN EXTRA SET OF HANDS (one in the attic, one to hold fan in place)....IT WILL HELP!!! Once back in the attic, I clipped both pieces back together and re-installed ground screw from the bathroom side. (THERE WAS A LOT OF UP AND DOWN THE LADDER TODAY...LOL). Secured brackets & extensions to studs / 2x4's. Wired up the electrical box, installed (dryer) exhaust tubing, double checked everything then flipped the breaker then the switch. PERFECT....Much quieter than your standard exhaust fan. Bathroom is 8'x5' (40 sq ft) and it's recommended for rooms up to 110 sq ft (roughly 10.5 x 10.5). The bathroom never got steamy even with a very hot shower. Although the bathroom door was closed & steam was still on the mirror after the shower, it gone within 2-4 minutes. A MUST PURCHASE TO REPLACE STANDARD EXHAUST BOX FANS. December 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not as quiet as a 2 sone model... I'm extremely disapointed with the sound level. Altho it's not noisy or obnoxious, it's also not as quiet as the 80cfm model just installed in my rental that is rated at 2 sones. My first reaction to it is....I don't like it! April 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by super quiet This fan was very easy to install and wire. It is super quiet and looks great. April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Meets Every Expectation The fan is indeed quiet as you'll see in all other reviews. Certainly worth the few extra dollars over fans available in store. Online purchase and delivery had no hitches. Connected the fan with a Lutron timer (also from HD) to ensure the fan isn't left on. The next step up was the same Panasonic fan with humidity and motion sensor (unavailable through HD), but the cost of those particular bells & whistles was exorbitant (hence my value rating on this product as excellent). I'm a DIYer. Installed in finished bathroom (with access to the attic above), and bent the ends of all four hanger clips (that usually connect under the truss) to enable the fan to rest directly on the drywall. Connected the 4" vent pipe (purchased separately) to the fan with metal tape. Pleased with the install and the product. March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Whisper Quite Exhaust Fan Very quite exhaust fan - so quite you have to listen for it. Does a great job of pulling out the moist air. Very glad I purchased it. April 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Remarkable quality, performance, design and engineering. Truly "Whisper" quiet. Have purchased and installed 2 Panasonic FV-11VQ5 Bath Exhaust Fans to replace existing fans and have 3 more still to do, which will be nothing but Panasonic fans, just not decided which models yet. These may cost slightly more than comparable CFM competitor's fans but well worth the money! The quality deign and solid construction is impressive. Panasonic seems to defy the norm these days by producing a product that is well thought out and superior in design, assembly and performance. For example, in the past when I installed other brands of fans I typically spent 20-30 minutes just sealing the housing to make it airtight. Panasonic was not only airtight out of the box but a much heavier gauge metal housing, far stronger and better designed mounting brackets, installation instructions that actually made sense, the grill is easy to "clip" in place and pulls itself up snug to the ceiling and most importantly this fan really moves some air and does it so quietly and efficiently it's nothing short of amazing!! In the future when I need to install a bath exhaust fan for personal or for a customer it will be a Panasonic, PERIOD. It is truly refreshing in a time when it seems products of all types are manufactured cheaper, lighter, less durable and so poorly designed to find a company like Panasonic who produces a product that has been well thought through and actually performs as promised. I have ZERO disappointments in this product. April 10, 2016
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