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Cool Attic 1600 CFM Power Gable Mount Attic Vent

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This is a 1600 CFM Power Attic Gable Mount Ventilator with a 4.5 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 when 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
  • 1600 CFM ventilates up to a 2400 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 720 sq. in. net free air intake airflow areas to perform safely and correctly
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Can i use a speed control

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This appears to be a single phase AC motor and I have no idea if a speed controller for this kind of motor is even available. I wonder why you would even consider using one because the noise is not excessive and reducing the speed would severely effect the airflow. Perhaps you could experiment with a quality controller and let us know how it works for you, but personally, I'm not at all interested in Read More
This appears to be a single phase AC motor and I have no idea if a speed controller for this kind of motor is even available. I wonder why you would even consider using one because the noise is not excessive and reducing the speed would severely effect the airflow. Perhaps you could experiment with a quality controller and let us know how it works for you, but personally, I'm not at all interested in installing a speed controller. Read Less
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May 31, 2016
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Hi toolman, we do not recommend using this fan with any solid-state speed control device.
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May 28, 2016
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No, you can not use a speed control.
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Is ths model thermally protected against overheating?

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I am not a factory representative so I really don't know, but my guess is that all modern products of this type are required by law to have thermal switches in them and I'd be utterly amazed if this unit didn't have a thermal overload switch in it too. The fan itself has vent holes to allow cooling inside so as long as the airstream isn't obstructed and the fan blades are free to rotate, I can't see Read More
I am not a factory representative so I really don't know, but my guess is that all modern products of this type are required by law to have thermal switches in them and I'd be utterly amazed if this unit didn't have a thermal overload switch in it too. The fan itself has vent holes to allow cooling inside so as long as the airstream isn't obstructed and the fan blades are free to rotate, I can't see where you would ever have a problem with an overheated motor. My motor is up in my attic where I can easily hear it operate on warm days and inspect it for proper rotation when I go up there. I don't think that any electrical device with a motor should be put in an inaccessible place and completely ignored forever. Read Less
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June 27, 2016
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Hi Bob, This unit features a thermally protected motor to help avoid overheating.
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Can I mount this on the garage side wall?

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During summer, our garage gets too hot and I need a fan to suck out the hot air.
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The four sheet metal tabs stick out radially from the fan housing every 90 degrees and the fan housing is flush with the plane of the tabs. The sheet metal is thin enough that you can drill holes and mount the tabs at other radial angles if necessary. If you have a wall that screws can be put into to fasten to the tabs and you have a proper size opening in the wall to allow the hot air to be vented to Read More
The four sheet metal tabs stick out radially from the fan housing every 90 degrees and the fan housing is flush with the plane of the tabs. The sheet metal is thin enough that you can drill holes and mount the tabs at other radial angles if necessary. If you have a wall that screws can be put into to fasten to the tabs and you have a proper size opening in the wall to allow the hot air to be vented to the outside, there is no reason I can think of why this fan and its housing wouldn't be the ideal solution. Of course, you must have room for the housing to stick into your garage and the fan up high enough to not be in the way of normal traffic. My garage gets hot too and I was thinking of making a hole in the wooden wall somewhere, but when I'm in there working, I simply open the big door. Read Less
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June 6, 2016
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This fan will work well as a vertical mounted exhaust fan. You will need to ensure that the blade is not easily accessible to the garage area to prevent potential harm. Also you will need to ensure that there is adequate intake ventilation from which the fan can draw air into the garage.
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Can this be used for a roof mount fan

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It looks to me that orientation is not important, but the fan is not water proof by any means.
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April 19, 2016
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Yes, the fan is suitable for that application.
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Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ventamatic 1600 CFM gable attic fan Found this product online and read the reviews, which were generally all positive. Ordered it for delivery in 7 to 10 days but it arrived in 4 days. I installed it 3 days later and couldn't be happier with the results. It has been running for 3 weeks and I've not had any problems. Would definitely recommend it to all. July 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lasted 2 weeks Nothing like crawling in the attic multiple times, to install and remove a fan that lasts 2 weeks. July 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Died after 3 years Installation is easy, as it's only 4 screws. However, this died after 3 years. I keep the breaker off during the winter, and only have this on from June through September. So, 3 months a year, for 3 years was all it took to kill this fan. I'm not impressed at all. I will be replacing with another brand. July 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Junk! Installed fan with little issues. The housing is flimsy so you have to make sure that it does not go out of round, if not the blades will rub the bolts. Once installed I noticed that it stopped working. The Thermostat dial had walked from the 100 degree setting. A few days later motor stopped working all together. Skip the trouble of crawling into your attic multiple times and get a better quality product. July 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy Cool This was relatively easy to install and we do notice a difference in the temperature in our house. It is a good way to stay cool without a big expense. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saved me from buying and running an airconditioner The all metal sheet steel construction is fairly light and easy to handle and the motor is heavy duty. The thermostat is accurate and works perfectly when mounted next to the unit. This unit was easy for me to install without help and the tabs that come with it adapted it easily to my vent opening. The sheet metal shroud can become distorted and the blades will scrape if you don't use a little intelligence when mounting the unit, but if you are a good handyman, it should be no problem -- it certainly wasn't a problem for me. Of course, if the shroud was cast iron, even the klutzes would have no problem, but then they would complain that it was too heavy to mount. In the two bedrooms under the fan, its noise can be heard, but it is not loud or unpleasant and the fan usually switches off by 10 PM. A remote switch would take care of that if necessary. Now for the real proof of the pudding. My house stays noticeably cooler during the day and cools off faster at night. The comfort inside my house has greatly improved because there is no more heat radiating from the ceiling in any of the rooms. Because I live in a dry area, nights are cool and with the help of the fan, the house cools at night and stays comfortable during the day without the air conditioner I was thinking of buying. Especially with air conditioning, this unit should pay for itself very quickly and if you live in my kind of climate, you will not need to go to the expense of buying and paying to run an air conditioner. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Effective Works so good will probably get anotheroneforthe opposite end of the house. Very satisfied!! July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very nice fan. the fan was great and easy to install seems to work fine and cools very well. June 28, 2016
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