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WhisperCeiling 290 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR*

$164.89 /each

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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.

  • 6 in. duct adapter
  • 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
  • Thermal fuse protection
  • ASHRAE 62.2, LEED for homes, ENERGY STAR IAP, CA Title24, EarthCraft and WA ventilation code compliant
  • Rustproof paint treatment on galvanized housing
  • Built-in damper to prevent backdraft

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what does CFM stand for?

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A fan’s ability to move air is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM). The bigger your bathroom, the higher the CFM rating you’ll need.
Tip: A fan should have a CFM rating high enough to replace the air in your bathroom at a rate 8 times per hour.
http://www.homedepot.com/c/bath_fans_HT_BG_BA
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cubic feet per min
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August 24, 2015
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CFM stands for cubic feet per minute. It is for measuring the amount of air flow.
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A contractor installed this fan instead of the old Newton fan in the small bathroom 4ft x 8 ft. The mirror is getting mist. Any suggestions?

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The contractor initially installed 80 CFM Panasonic fan to vent the 4ft x 8ft bathroom with shower replacing old fan. We were getting mist on the mirror quickly after starting the shower. Then the contractor replaced it with 290 CFM Panasonic fan. We are still getting mist on the mirror. What can be the reason for my mirror getting mist when 290 CFM is running in 4ft x 8 ft bathroom? Is there a way to fix the problem? The fan is vented outside the attic. My old fan was noisy, but never allowed mist to be on the mirror.
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open your door, the fan cant suck air if there is no air source.
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I bet you don't have enough "make up" air coming into the bathroom. Try leaving the bath door or window "cracked" open while running fan...if this solves the problem, then you need to have a vent put in the door or cut off part of the bottom of the door...you need to be able to "pull" air from outside the bathroom so the blower can "blow" it outside.
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could you use this over a stove? is there a way to use ductlessly ? inside a travel trailer perhaps? (r pod 179)

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Really looking for a strong cooking type fan for my r pod 179, ductless.
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No, this can not be used over a stove. No this can not be ductless.
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What are the implications of using this fan with a 6" to 4" duct?

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The implications are: 1.) Restricted flow -- the cross/sectional area of 4" duct is less than half that of a 6" pipe-- thus, you'll have sub-optimal air movement and steam removal; 2.) you'll overwork the motor a little every time it runs, because it's desigmed to move a greater volume of air than the 4" duct will allow; and 3.) you'll essentially have overpaid--you could have paid a third this price to Read More
The implications are: 1.) Restricted flow -- the cross/sectional area of 4" duct is less than half that of a 6" pipe-- thus, you'll have sub-optimal air movement and steam removal; 2.) you'll overwork the motor a little every time it runs, because it's desigmed to move a greater volume of air than the 4" duct will allow; and 3.) you'll essentially have overpaid--you could have paid a third this price to get a fan that will perform as well as a 4" pipe restricted on this fan. Read Less
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing power and whisper quiet I am so happy with the quality of this product that i am planning to replace the noisy from other bathrooms with this exhaust fan. It is whisper quiet. August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome with moisture but loud I bought this particular unit knowing that its capacity was a lot higher than what I supposedly needed for my small bathroom that measures 5'X8'. However I wanted a unit that would absorb all of the moisture that my old unit was not absorbing. My bathroom's walls outside the shower (tiled) would get all wet after even a quick shower. What a difference this unit makes! Absolutely no trace of moisture even during long hot showers!! I'm super impressed!! Nevertheless the unit is super loud, so I'm a bit disappointed on that respect because I was looking forward to reducing the amount of noise from my old unit which was also pretty loud. I did have to have someone install it and it took 2 people about 3 hours to install so it wasn't a simple job. Bottom line I'm very satisfied with my purchase since it's doing what I needed it to do. July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works great.... The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating, is it doesn't fit between the standard "16" on center", and thus you have to build a cradle, or some such modification on your own. If they don't make the dimensions of the fan to those spec's, they should at least include a kit with it to do so. They do have a kit included if you're going to hang it, thus installing it in a suspended ceiling. That being said, it wasn't too difficult to come up with some raw materials to make it work. Haven't ran it much yet, so I don't know how it will stand the test of time, but it's super quiet, and you hardly know it's on. March 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Exactly what I was hoping for. Much quieter than the original ones that were installed in the house. I should have changed it our years ago. One down and two more to go. May 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by poorly designed for remodel electrical junction box is too close to flange, cant be used on top of sheetrock March 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Max happy with this exhaust fan I bought this fan for the bathroom used by my son who is one of the members of the have a shower with water as hot as you can stand it and stay in the shower until you run out of hot water club. It has worked great for exhausting the steam out of the room. It is super quiet when it is on, much, much better than the 80CFM builder grade fan that it replaced. I had an electrician install the fan which to me was worth the installation cost because he did have to do some modifications (enlarge the drywall opening, add a brace to the joist) to the ceiling to get the fan to fit. Overall, I am very pleased with the item. June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works well We used on a moderately sized bathroom of 140 square feet, and it works well. No steam on mirrors after long showers. Installation was fairly easy taking about 2 hours as it was replacing a smaller unit. Venting was done to a nearby soffit. April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet Yet Powerful We needed a fan over our whirlpool tub that would pull air yet not sound like a jet taking off. This item fit the bill at a reasonable price. Installation was easy in a new home. For an exiting home it could be more a challenge as you need to add supporting structure to the ceiling joists. April 4, 2015
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