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70 CFM Through-Wall Utility Exhaust Fan for Garage, Kitchen, Laundry, and Rec Cooms

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  • Eliminate heat, humidity and odors
  • For garage, kitchen, laundry, and rec rooms up to 65 sq ft
  • Built-in exterior wall cap/vent, no ducting needed
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Say goodbye to unbearable heat and humidity in the garage, unwanted smells in the kitchen and odors in the laundry room, rec room or garage. The Broan 70 CFM Through-Wall Ventilation Fan is the perfect solution for rooms up to 65 sq. ft, including a one car garage, or use for spot ventilation near areas such as a work bench, garbage can, car, or lawn mower. The durable galvanized steel housing provides superior protection against the elements and wear and tear. It features a built-in exterior wall cap/vent with bird screen, which reduces install time, no duct work needed. Customize your fan with one of Broan-NuTone's wall controls. For automatic operation, choose from a humidity or motion sensing control. To automatically turn off the fan after you leave the room or garage, pair the fan with a delay-off or countdown timer. (Wall controls sold separately)
  • 70 CFM - ventilate up to 65 sq. ft.
  • 6.0 Audible Sones
  • Fight heat, humidity buildup and unwanted smells inside the garage, kitchen, laundry or rec room
  • Built-in exterior wall cap/vent, no ducting needed for installation
  • Effectively ventilate a one car garage, either attached or detached from the home
  • Use for spot ventilation in a larger garage near a work bench, car, garbage can, lawn mower, or other spaces within the garage
  • Tested and approved for extreme hot and cold weather
  • Motor assembly offers a fast and easy twist-lock installation
  • Housing adjusts to fit walls from 5 ¼" - 10" thick
  • Galvanized steel housing for superior protection against the elements and wear and tear
  • Pair this fan with a motion or humidity sensing wall control to provide automatic ventilation (sold separately)
  • Install with a delay-off or countdown timer wall control to automatically turn off the fan after leaving the room/garage (sold separately)
  • Pick the best air filters for your home. Check out our Buying Guide for helpful tips.
  • For any questions regarding product features, installation, or specifications, please call our Technical Services Dept. at 800-637-1453, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm EST.
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Questions & Answers

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Q:can i install this in the bathroom?
by|Apr 25, 2022
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A:  Yes, this is where I installed it. Works really well.

by|Aug 5, 2022
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  Never have installed this style in the bathroom. 771 Model would be advised instead.

    by|Oct 24, 2022

      A:  Yes, provided you have an external wall with a properly installed junction box to wire the with.

      by|Apr 30, 2022

        A:  Hi clint, Thank you for your question on model 512M. This unit is recommended for use in garage, kitchen, laundry or rec room applications. The sone level is quite high at 6.0 and may be considered loud for a bathroom application.

        by|Apr 25, 2022

          A:  You can use it in a bathroom. The issue is, it very drafty when not in use. The flaps really do not work well. 

          by|Apr 29, 2022
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            Q:Product description loudness says 6 Sones, which is extremely loud. Can someone clarify the noise level? Thank you!
            by|Jan 30, 2022
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            A:  Hi Jays, Thank you for your question on model 512M. This unit is rated at 6.0 Audible Sones. Which should be comparable to the sound level of a crowded restaurant.

            by|Feb 2, 2022
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              A:  It is very loud. Like you have to shut it off to have a conversation anywhere near it. It's nearly as loud as a vacuum cleaner.

              by|Feb 6, 2022

                A:  I have this fan. It’s louder but it’s not too bad. It’s sounds like an average bath fan but not like an airplane flying overhead. And it’s effective 

                by|Feb 2, 2022
                  1 found this answer helpful
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                  Q:Can I install it on the ceiling?
                  by|Jan 12, 2022
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                  A:  Yes. I installed mine in the ceiling and it works great.

                  by|Jan 21, 2022

                    A:  Not designed for Ceiling installations

                    by|Jan 20, 2022

                      A:  Hi Larry, Thank you for your question on the model 512M, through-the-wall fan. This model cannot be installed in the ceiling.

                      by|Jan 12, 2022

                        A:  No, this unit is made to vent directly out a outside wall

                        by|Jan 16, 2022

                          A:  The Fan & vent will have to go to some outside wall. The inlet may be installed on the ceiling with additional plumbing. It would be best to buy an appropriate one instead (my thought) 

                          by|Jan 18, 2022

                            A:  I WOULD SAY YOU CAN PROVIDING YOU HAVE A WAY TO VENT IT OUT

                            by|Jan 17, 2022
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                              Q:CAN I USE A DIGITAL TIMER SWITCH WITH THIS?
                              by|Apr 11, 2021
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                              A:  I do not see any reason why not.

                              by|Jul 23, 2021

                              A:  sure, as long as the timer is rated for 120v

                              by|Apr 11, 2021

                                A:  It is designed for use with the SC100W variable speed control. To confirm compatibility with a digital time, please contact our Technical Support Department at 800-637-1453.

                                by|Apr 13, 2021
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                                  Customer Reviews

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                                  East install direct thru wall. A little noisy and the louvers flap a lot but expected for the price.
                                  East install direct thru wall. A little noisy and the louvers flap a lot but expected for the price.
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                                  I could not get into the corner of my attic in our master bath to install a ceiling mount. I purc...
                                  I could not get into the corner of my attic in our master bath to install a ceiling mount. I purchased this and it was an easy install. Works great. It is on the noisy side but I'm more concerned about functionality. Great product for the price.
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                                  Pros: It does the job. It isn't too loud. It provided a wall vent for a half-bath on the first fl...
                                  Pros: It does the job. It isn't too loud. It provided a wall vent for a half-bath on the first floor, where a ceiling vent would have been much more difficult to install. Cons: after about two years, the external louvers warped. One has fallen out. The other two no longer open properly. Metal louvers would have been more durable. This isn't even the sunny side of the house. You can get replacement parts. But this part is half the cost of the whole unit.
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                                    For the money, this model works well, I installed this unit in a bathroom with the exterior walls...
                                    For the money, this model works well, I installed this unit in a bathroom with the exterior walls that were made of block plus had a flat roof , this was the only way that I could install a fan . Thanks to Home Depot online rep that guided me through
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                                    Good item and quiet operation. Removes air and kitchen odors well.
                                    We found this item on Home Depot website and decided it was just the right thing for our project. We needed a kitchen exhaust to the outside of our house and wanted something that looked pleasing. The project was fairly easy requiring approximated 3 hours, but I am only a moderate do-it-yourselfer. Tools needed were; drill, drywall saw and extra wire to run to the switch. We added the switch/outlet combo and ran the wire through the upright joist 2x4 through a hole provided by the drill. In addition, we added the exhaust hood to the outside (also available at Home Depot) even though a plastic vent cover is include in the purchase. The hood was an additional cost, but reasonable and worked well with the fan's fittings. We also painted the vent cover to match the color of the house's exterior. Nice fan and looks and runs great.
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                                    11 found this review helpful
                                    Noisy and somewhat diificult to wire
                                    This fan does exaust very well but is quite noisy because of the grill design the wiring box is a bit tricky but can be done if you are patient.
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                                    Easy to instal as a direct replacement.
                                    Used to replace an existing 40 yr old unit when re-siding the house. Same easy electrical connection and through-the-wall fit. Outside Vent and inside Grill required no changes to be made to mounting surfaces. Quick and easy.
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                                    9 found this review helpful
                                    Works!!!!
                                    I used it to keep hot air out of a cabinet under my aquarium and combined it with a thermostat.
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                                    Does what it should
                                    Have a small closet inside of the laundry room that we use for the littler box. Being such a small room, it didn't take long for the odor to seep out into the laundry room. With the closet sharing a wall with the garage, I decided to vent the room into the garage. Not wanting the fan to run 24/7, I used a timer switch that can be set when needed.
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                                    Works well, and it is quiet
                                    The fan works well. It does require drilling a couple of 6" holes so be prepared for that. The electrical hook-up requires removing and replacing the motor, but that is easy. All in all, I am happy with the product, and the pricing was very good.
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                                    Air Volume (CFM)7010060080
                                    Fan Sound Level (Sones)6.00.86.51.5
                                    Housing Width (in.)6957.5
                                    Housing Length (in.)4.3759137.25
                                    Maximum Room Size (sq. ft.)6510030080
                                    FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesAdjustable Fan Speed,Humidity Sensing,Remote Control,TimerDecorative,Light,Low Profile Grill
                                    Installation TypeWallCeilingWallCeiling,Wall
                                    Grill ShapeRoundRectangleSquareRound
                                    Mount TypeSurface MountSemi-Flush MountSurface MountFlush Mount
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