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Cool Attic 1300 CFM Power Gable Mount Attic Vent

$75.19 /each

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This is a 1300 CFM Power Attic Gable Mount Ventilator with a 2.6 Amp thermally protected motor, a galvanized steel flange, and an automatic thermostat. It mounts easily in the gable of your home, behind existing louvers or any other gable louvers of your choice. It will provide ventilation without modifying your roofline, or where roof-mounting is impractical.

  • Keeping your attic cooler and well ventilated will prolong the life of composite roof shingles and other roofing components, and help protect the roof structure itself
  • 1300 CFM ventilates up to a 1850 sq. ft. attic
  • Included adjustable thermostat allows the fan to run only when needed
  • Cooler attic will keep you home cooler, reducing costs of air conditioning and wear and tear on your cooling equipment
  • Equalizes temperatures inside and outside the attic, helping prevent weather-induced home deterioration
  • As an exhaust vent, this fan requires a minimum of 624 sq. in. net free air intake airflow areas to perform safely and correctly
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can the fan be installed to draw air in?

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July 8, 2015
I have roof fans but no gable ends, and my house has a skylight with finished "walls" opening up to the ceiling in the upstairs. I would like to draw house air from the skylight wall, but have read that a whole house fan has to be installed in a ceiling (won't work for wall exhaust?). Can these gable-end fans be installed to draw air into the attic (in my case, from inside the house), rather than the way (I believe) they are intended to be installed (blowing out)? I cut a 17" by 35" hole (and installed a door), hoping the roof fans would be enough to get a good flow but am now want to increase the flow further by installing one or two fans in the opening.
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May 11, 2016
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If you look at the diagram the power cable to the motor will not allow you to just reverse mounting brackets unless you cut an access hole in the frame mount. With alternating current it is not a good idea to just "reverse the power leads". The motor may run backwards but the lifetime of the motor will be effected and who knows what happens to the thermal switch electronics.
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May 6, 2016
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Yes, just reverse the brackets to face the other direction and mount accordingly.
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August 11, 2015
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you could probably install it as it is designed to but just wire it backward to make the fan turn the opposite direction.... just my 2 cents
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July 21, 2015
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I would say no if you care about looks. The fan would have to be mounted in the skylight and be
visable. If you don't care, go for it, as long as it is protected from weather.
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July 13, 2015
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Hello Stewart,
You are correct about whole house fans not working well as wall exhaust. The direction of airflow is "away" from the wooden support frame on the fan, making it awkward to install in such a manner to exhaust air on a vertical wall. Also the shutters are gravity operated and as such cannot be installed in any orientation but horizontal.
The gable mount fans can be used for air intake Read More
Hello Stewart,
You are correct about whole house fans not working well as wall exhaust. The direction of airflow is "away" from the wooden support frame on the fan, making it awkward to install in such a manner to exhaust air on a vertical wall. Also the shutters are gravity operated and as such cannot be installed in any orientation but horizontal.
The gable mount fans can be used for air intake provided there is sufficient protection from drawing in rain or other moisture into the motor while in operation. This may require a plenum box or a hood be installed over the inlet from where the fan draws air. Read Less
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Can the Ventamatic 1300 CFM power gable mount attic ventilator be mounted directly beneath the opening of a roof turbine?

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January 28, 2015
I have a small, unventilated attic area that generates a lot of heat in the living space. I have a pair of gable vents to provide incoming air flow; the roof of the attic has a turbine that spins easily in a breeze. Would it work to install one of these exhaust fans beneath the turbine opening in an effort to increase airflow, and thus further reduce heat buildup?
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July 23, 2016
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I installed one at the opening of a roof turbine and it's working fine keeping the attic temperature to about 98 deg F with outside temp at 106 deg F.
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August 19, 2015
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Hi, I mounted mine nine years ago under my turbine and have had NO problems with it. The turbine does spin at a high rate of speed but I've had no problems.
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July 21, 2015
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You could mount it there but it wouldn't be effective. Find another location.
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Tampa, Florida
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March 10, 2015
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Roof turbine is a passive ventilation powered by wind, not by a fan. If a fan is installed under it the turbine will spin like crazy and subject to damage.
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February 3, 2015
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Unfortunately, we do not recommend using a gable mount for this purpose. A great alternative would be to replace your current turbine with a roof mount power attic ventilator. Just be sure to check your intake ventilation to ensure you have enough NFA for the power attic vent to operate properly!
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What temperature should attic fan be set to?

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July 23, 2016
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I set mine to 90
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June 1, 2016
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The recommend setting for the attic vent is 90-110 degrees F.
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June 1, 2016
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Set your thermostat to five degrees above the average high temperature for your region. The Weather Channel provides useful charts showing average temperatures for different areas. For instance in Chicago, IL the average high for July is 85 degrees. A setting of 90 degrees would be recommended for the thermostat of a Powered Attic Vent located in Chicago. In Dallas, TX the average high is 95 degrees Read More
Set your thermostat to five degrees above the average high temperature for your region. The Weather Channel provides useful charts showing average temperatures for different areas. For instance in Chicago, IL the average high for July is 85 degrees. A setting of 90 degrees would be recommended for the thermostat of a Powered Attic Vent located in Chicago. In Dallas, TX the average high is 95 degrees so a setting of 100 would be recommended. Read Less
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Can this unit be direct wired to a wall switch and bypass the thermostat?

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I have done this. Yes to both parts of your question. Very easy to do. Wiring diagram for a similar setup can be found with google. But it isn't difficult at all.
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I did this exact thing. I wired mine to a plug that plugs into a receptacle in my attic. It powers the fan as if I direct wired it. I then tapped into the power feed into the fan at the thermostat and ran it to a timer switch. So now my fan works off the thermostat as it was originally intended, but I can also over ride it and make it turn on with the timer switch whenever. Very simple to wire. All the Read More
I did this exact thing. I wired mine to a plug that plugs into a receptacle in my attic. It powers the fan as if I direct wired it. I then tapped into the power feed into the fan at the thermostat and ran it to a timer switch. So now my fan works off the thermostat as it was originally intended, but I can also over ride it and make it turn on with the timer switch whenever. Very simple to wire. All the connections fit inside the thermostat junction box nice and neat. For my intended purpose I wanted it to be able to ventilate my woodshop to get rid of any fumes/s odors when applying paint, stains and varnishes. Read Less
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Yes it can be directly wired.
I would leave the thermostat in line and set at a medium temperature setting.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 55 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good fan for the price Went in easy. Quiet. Handy to have the thermostat included. Best value is saw around. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by New attic vent fan Purchased new fan to add extra ventilation to my attic. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Replacement fan The attic fan in my 35 year old home stopped working several years ago and I finally decided to do something about it! This fan fit the existing space and works perfectly. August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by You get what you pay for. The fan is an inexpensive fan and its quality is that. I used it as a replacement for another attic fan that died and not wanting to spend a lot of money, thinking I might switch to a roof fan when I have time, it does the job. However, it was easy to install and seems to be working as it should. I have no complaints about it. July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by COOL ATTIC 1300 CFM POWER GABLE MOUNT ATTIC VENT the included installation instructions made it easy to understand. Everything went as directed. The thermostat label was placed backwards. The thermostat label serves no purpose. July 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by purchased online product. This fan was delivered quickly and very well packaged. Upon opening, found the fan motor was mounted off centre and two of three blades were rubbing the metal housing. The housing was not perfectly round, and incorrectly assembled. Ended up Returning the product. June 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Too early to tell The product is fairly simple to install, if you have basic carpentry and electrical skills. Directions were rather skimpy, but it was installed rather easily. After two weeks of operation, it is working as advertised, operation controlled by included thermostat. It has definitely reduced the temperature in the attic, although I believe it is somewhat overrated for the volume of space it will control.. No loose bolts due to vibration after three weeks of operation. Will need more time to determine reliability. Definitely recommend to use vibration isolation as suggested in instructions. May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good choice for the $ it came when promised to be delivered, packaged nicely easy to install June 22, 2016
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