Rated 3.2 out of 5Â by 15
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Doug A great fan.
I really don't understand why so many had trouble.
It is true that this is not a drop in replacement for those fans builders typically put into new homes, so it does take a little extra work to fit into the ceiling, change the pipe size and I also put a new roof vent in. The only thing I used from the original installation was the wire that powered the fan. My goal was to ventilate the 400 cu ft room in just a few minutes. At 90 cfm this unit does the job. I anticipated a lot of noise but this model was far quieter that the original propeller type I replaced.
It does take a little extra work and some familiarity with home construction. I started in the bathroom, dropped the old fan and disconnected to old pipe. Went to the roof and removed the old vent, cut the plywood opening for my new rooftop unit. A 3 foot vent line was all I needed and I hung that assembly loosely in the opening. I went downstairs again and resized the drywall opening, set the new brace then attached the power and vent pipe. I purposely set the fan unit 1/4" recessed in the drywall. At this point I put the grill in with no trouble and back to the roof a second time to mount the vent and seal up the shingles.
All told I spent about two hours doing the actual work. And after a year I am still happy and have no roof leaks.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Patrick Bath fan
This fan was easy to install.. it runs well and it runs quiet.
October 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Mark OK for original construction, a bear for remodel
This is the third HB fan I've installed. They're OK for new construction, or a remodel where things are wide open. Otherwise, the hanger bars make positioning and anchoring the fan a nightmare, requiring a large cutout to provide adequate room to use a hammer or drill/driver.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dnebigfish This was my answer! Great performance !
After 3 years of dealing with moisture and humidity from showering, I installed this superior bathroom fan.
I don't have the biggest bathroom, but with low ceilings with this house (90"), the humidity really was bad in the warmer months. I always had to keep the door open from the bathroom.
Installation was a breeze. I positioned the fan in the middle of the bathroom so it could help with the commode as well. I can't believe how quiet that motor is. As for price, you get what you pay for. Under a hundred bucks fit my wallet perfectly.
The ceiling vent is stylish.
Thanks Home Depot !
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ayjay Great fan for the money!
I'm not sure why other people had problems getting the cover to sit flush as mine installed perfectly. The fan is quiet and was the first time that I can remember not having to wipe the mirror down after a shower... no condensation whatsoever! It seems like its very efficient as it doesn't make much noise at all yet it's powerful enough to clear all the humidity from my bathroom after a hot shower. I bought this fan since it was priced extremely well for a 90cfm fan that only produced 1 sonnes. Overall very happy with it.
March 11, 2013