Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by artie Ventilation fan
It has not been installed yet but I'm sure that it will be OK
June 16, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by David Fan works well but metal housing is very "Light duty"
We bought this product to replace an existing attic fan that had burned out. The new fan motor and thermostat seem to work well but the metal housing and mounting brackets are thin, easily flexed and bent. It didn't take much at all to cause the fan blades to hit the housing. So we decided to remove the new fan motor and blade from its housing and install it onto the older, existing housing that was already mounted in the attic. The older mounting was much stronger. It was easy to take the motor off of the new housing and put it into the existing one by unscrewing the metal band around the body of the motor. To help minimize transmitted noise and vibration we installed rubber grommets on the screws that hold the fan housing to the wood braces behind the louvres. Although this product worked ok for us as a motor replacement, we don't recommend it for a new installation where you would have to use the light weight housing that comes with it.
August 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MNK2 so far, so good!
Although our new attic ventilator fan has only been installed about 6 weeks, it has run almost constantly due to the heat. It hasn't failed, slowed down or caused any worries. When I installed it, I made rubber gaskets to use with the installation screw so you barely notice any noise. It sounds like a fan running if you do notice! We are counting on this fan to last. So far, it's been hot, real hot. So far, so good.
July 1, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Easy Very Thin metal do not buy
I purchased this item thinking it was the same as the one I had installed some years ago. The product arrived with one box inside another box. This was to protect the item but it did not work. The fan and the mounts are very thin metal. The item was so damaged the fan blades would not turn around even right out of the box. Spend a little more and get a quality product. I had no problems returning the fan to Home Depot. I then purchased a Master Flow fan for $112 that has much heavier metal and I love it
July 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dick Returned mine yesterday
The housing and blades are so flimsy that it could not hold the motor in the center of the opening. I could not rate the motor because the whole assembly shook and vibrated so much that the blades hit the housing and locked it up. This was the first day of running. I am very disappointed in the quality. My last one lasted 30 years without missing a beat. Watch your hands, the metal is thin and sharp.
July 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nino In my opinion a good investment
Before buying this fan last year I checked the reviews on it and although there were several that were not happy with it I felt that there was not enough to make me not make the purchase. I am now going into my second year of using this fan; and so far it has performed very well for me hopefully I'll be in a position to update this review with a added positive comment next year.
July 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by skwerl thermostat switch worthless
It's a cheap fan but moves a lot of air and that's what I wanted. Unfortunately the thermostat switch is so insensitive that the fan will not turn on or off without me manually turning the dial on the thermostat. And since it is located 12" from the fan which is installed in the roof gable, this is very inconvenient. My 'fix' will be to install a standard wall switch inline from the power source and locate that switch where I can reach it without a ladder. At least I will be able to turn the fan on and off manually.
August 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Loose fan blades rattle when in use!
When the fan spins, the blades created an extremely loud rattling noise. Upon inspection, the rivets
used to anchor blades at factory were loose allowing blades to chatter when spinning.
August 26, 2014