Model # CX302DDWT

Internet #203931184

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Cool Attic

30 in. Direct Drive Whole House Fan with Shutter

  • Designed for houses with 2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft. attics
  • Efficient and reliable way to reduce cooling costs
  • 4-blade aluminum fan assembly for quiet performance
$ 275 99
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Product Overview

  • Designed for houses with 2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft. attics
  • Efficient and reliable way to reduce cooling costs
  • 4-blade aluminum fan assembly for quiet performance
The Cool Attic 30 in. direct drive 2-speed whole house fan is designed for houses with 2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft. attics. It offers an efficient way to reduce cooling costs, while keeping your whole house more comfortable. It works by pulling fresh air in from the outside and expelling the warm air up into the attic and pushing it out through your attic exhaust vents. This unit requires a minimum of 10-12 sq. ft. of net free exhaust vent area to perform quietly and efficiently. Low vibration direct drive design with a precision-balanced 4-blade aluminum fan assembly contribute to quiet and reliable performance.
  • 2-speed, 1/3 HP, thermally protected PSC motor
  • CFM high and low ratings at 7500 and 5200
  • Joist-in and joist out installation option
  • White, powder coated, ceiling mount, automatic shutter with 95% plus closure
  • Decor-style, dual on/off high/low function white wall switch included
  • Steel venture for durability
  • Rough opening: 29-1/2 in. x 32-1/4 in. - outside shutter dimensions: 31-1/2 in. x 34 in.
  • UL/CUL listed
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Whole house fans are designed for ceiling mount installations only, please do not purchase a whole house fan if you are seeking a fan for wall exhaust use
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Designed for houses with 2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft. attics
  • Efficient and reliable way to reduce cooling costs
  • 4-blade aluminum fan assembly for quiet performance
Model #: CX302DDWT
Internet #: 203931184

The Cool Attic 30 in. direct drive 2-speed whole house fan is designed for houses with 2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft. attics. It offers an efficient way to reduce cooling costs, while keeping your whole house more comfortable. It works by pulling fresh air in from the outside and expelling the warm air up into the attic and pushing it out through your attic exhaust vents. This unit requires a minimum of 10-12 sq. ft. of net free exhaust vent area to perform quietly and efficiently. Low vibration direct drive design with a precision-balanced 4-blade aluminum fan assembly contribute to quiet and reliable performance.

  • 2-speed, 1/3 HP, thermally protected PSC motor
  • CFM high and low ratings at 7500 and 5200
  • Joist-in and joist out installation option
  • White, powder coated, ceiling mount, automatic shutter with 95% plus closure
  • Decor-style, dual on/off high/low function white wall switch included
  • Steel venture for durability
  • Rough opening: 29-1/2 in. x 32-1/4 in. - outside shutter dimensions: 31-1/2 in. x 34 in.
  • UL/CUL listed
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Whole house fans are designed for ceiling mount installations only, please do not purchase a whole house fan if you are seeking a fan for wall exhaust use
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Cut-Out Width (in.)
32 in
Product Depth (in.)
35
Product Height (in.)
11 in
Product Width (in.)
35

Details

Amperage (amps)
3.2 A
Color Family
White
Color/Finish Family
White
Material
Galvanized Steel
Power Type
Electric Powered
Product Weight (lb.)
51lb
Returnable
90-Day
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
10 Year Limited

Specifications

Dimensions

Cut-Out Width (in.)
32 in
Product Depth (in.)
35
Product Height (in.)
11 in
Product Width (in.)
35

Details

Amperage (amps)
3.2 A
Color Family
White
Color/Finish Family
White
Material
Galvanized Steel
Power Type
Electric Powered
Product Weight (lb.)
51lb
Returnable
90-Day
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
10 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

I am trying to compare this with your 24 in. version. (CX242DDWT) This version shows the height a...

I am trying to compare this with your 24 in. version. (CX242DDWT) This version shows the height as only 8 inches, Is the assembly actually thinner than the 24 in. version (listed as 11 inches)? The 24 inch says it has less airflow for the same wattage. Is this 30 inch version quieter than the 24 inch?
Asked by: kw
We replaced our whole house fan 6 or 8 months ago so I do not remember the height. You need a full attic and air vents for a fan to work so to me it does not matter what the height is. The thirty inch fan is not quite but as long as you are not under it the sound is not a problem. I have never had a 24 inch fan so I can not compare them.
Answered by: KYkfct
Date published: 2018-08-30

Does this product include both switches (on/off, high/low speed) mentioned in the installation in...

Does this product include both switches (on/off, high/low speed) mentioned in the installation instructions?
Asked by: Possum
Yes, the new models do over the older pull chain models years ago.
Answered by: Albert
Date published: 2018-07-06

One house fan is direct drive, another is belt drive (same price). What are the advantages and di...

One house fan is direct drive, another is belt drive (same price). What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type?
Asked by: John
Cost of replacing the belt. Labor plus Material.
Answered by: Brent
Date published: 2018-04-16

Is there a replacement starting solenoid, I could purchase? When flipping the swithsh it growns b...

Is there a replacement starting solenoid, I could purchase? When flipping the swithsh it growns but does not start, but give the fan a start with a stick it runns fine.
Asked by: SJP
The problem is likely the motor. I have another fan like that also. The wear on the armature & brushes are keeping the fan from starting on it's own without help. ( It's like a bearing needing oil.) I replaced a 6 year old fan with a new 30" fan, and the difference is amazing. Go for the new one.
Answered by: Albert
Date published: 2018-07-06
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Customer Reviews

30 in. Direct Drive Whole House Fan with Shutter is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I have not yet installed the fan but on first inspection it appears that quality control in lacki... I have not yet installed the fan but on first inspection it appears that quality control in lacking since the fan blades do not spin freely. The blades were not adjusted out so they could spin freely and the locking nut is very difficult to reach with any type of wrench.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute Junk I feel so strongly about this product that I am posting an update to my original review dated July 2014. The fan lasted just over one summer, quitting mid-August 2015. My original review is a bit lengthy but the bottom line was that I was not satisfied with the fan as a whole. One of the positive aspects, one might think, is that the fan comes with a 10 year warranty so other than the fan not working during the season it is most needed and all the effort to remove the faulty motor and ship back to the factory at our cost, at least I would receive a new motor. I decided to stay out of the 140 degree plus attic and instead, removed the incredibly flimsy louvers and work through the ceiling opening. The removal of the motor was awkward but accomplished without too much hassle. Afraid of damaging the flimsy louvers, I covered the opening with the much heavier louvers from my previous fan. Total time to ship back to the factory and receive a replacement motor was just over a month. The best part of that transaction was a note included with the “new” motor informing me that since I had the audacity (my word) to actually invoke the warranty, the “new” motor only had a 1 year warranty – so, poof, just like that the 10 year warranty was reduced to approximately 2 years and some change. I was not able to install the new motor until the beginning of May, 2016. Installation went fine without any major issues. However, trying to install the unbelievably paper thin louvers resulted in a bent center section, 3 bent louvers, and probably a few months off my life. Just to add salt to the wound, this motor doesn’t open these louvers all the way. Conclusion: This was and is a horrible piece of junk – cheaply made all around and no way worth the price being asked. We’ll be lucky if this install lasts over a year. Forewarned is forearmed… Do yourself a huge favor and look at some other manufacturer.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Simple whole house fan i recently replaced my 25 yr. old whole house fan when the direct drive motor stopped. This Home Depot model is extremly loud and is not nearly as efficientl as my old model. Old model on high speed would actually pull window drapes out into the room. Not even close with this loud Home Depot model
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product easy to install, Louvers need a stop! Had to return the original fan as the louvers were damaged. Looks like the louver box was packed backwards and motor bolts messed up the louvers. Had to return whole thing not just get new louvers.... Easy to install and work great. However, the louvers open to far and then will not close by themselves. I installed a stop to keep them from opening vertical and that fixed the issue. This should be included in the design!
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME !!! I grew up with whole house fans in CA, and put some in my own homes as well....after moving to TX, I could not wait to put in another. The fan arrived ahead of schedule at the store, and everything was intact...no damage. The directions were easy to follow, and after installing the enclosed switch in the hallway, ta-daaaaaa...new whole house fan that works great !! Last nights, it was a cool, crisp 65 in the house after leaving it on overnight. Does not seem as loud as previously owned ones...I will look into adding stops for the louvers (see previous review), since one side doesn't want to close all the time.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 30 inch Whole House Fan We ordered our house fan online from Home Depot and it was delivered to the store earlier then planned. We brought our fan home and looked thriugh the instruction, which were very easy to follow. We decided to go ahead and cut the hole that night so it was one less thing we had to do the next day! Most of the installation went very smooth and by 3:00pnm the next day we had a new whole house fan! We highly recommend getting one!!
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This fan provides great air flow. The fan works great. Shutters did not close when fan was off. Called the manufacturer and they said it might take 3 months for it to loosen up. If u ask me they should have put a spring on it. Otherwise the fan is great.
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I purchased this fan to replace a 30” whole house fan that I originally installed almost 25 years ago (a wonderful addition and unbeatable for efficient home cooling). The bearings were beginning to wear out and the fan was sufficiently old that no repair parts were available. Because I already had a ceiling opening that measured 301/2” x 301/2”, the challenge became trying to find another 30” fan that would not require extensive ceiling repair. This particular model came as close as I could find – its louvers (shutters) are a bit narrower and a bit longer. My idea was to center this new fan over the existing hole and make use of the existing louvers thus eliminating any ceiling sheetrock repair. The original fan was specifically designed for roof trusses built on 24” centers and had heavy duty legs that mounted to the trusses / joists at four points – side to side and front to back (the center joist was not removed). The new fan is essentially a wooden box which you install on a boxed in area you construct across your attic joists. You have the option of cutting the center joist thus allowing the fan housing to be hoisted diagonally through the ceiling opening or leaving the center joist intact but figuring some other way to hoist the housing into the attic. The new fan motor is mounted on two sheet metal strips that span the width of the box. The fan motor is held down on the sheet metal by four nuts. Once the old fan was removed, the new fan installation was straight forward but not as elegant as the old fan. I did not remove the center joist. I did think to check the nuts holding the fan to the sheet metal and found three of the nuts (not lock nuts by the way) loose. For safety reasons, I applied some “Lock Tight” to all the nuts and retightened. The fan motor has four wires – ground, neutral, red (for low speed), and black (for high speed). There are two paddle type switches supplied – one for on / off and the other for speed selection therefore you need a double gang electrical box as well as the proper wiring run to supply the two individual speeds. Since the existing wiring from my old fan was the typical wiring for a single pole switch, I decided to try each speed individually before changing out the switch box to a double gang and running additional wire. So happy that I did – even with no louvers (shutters) attached to the ceiling, the low speed was so anemic, it would never be used by us under any circumstances. Wiring for just the high speed allowed me to stick with my original wiring and box. Having completed the wiring, I closed everything up in the attic. I then installed the original louvers in the ceiling opening and turned on the fan (defaulted to the high speed). Other reviewers have commented on the flimsy louvers supplied with this fan. Immediately upon turning on the new fan, I could understand why the supplied louvers are so light weight – the fan moves only enough air to open very light weight louvers. The original louvers from my old fan are not all that beefy but even so, the new fan can only open them about half way. The amount of air moved, compared to the old unit, is disappointing – it takes far longer to cool the house down. For now, we will do with what we’ve got. Once we get out of summer, I will install the louvers supplied with the fan and see if it makes an appreciable difference but I don’t think it will. Bottom line: Pros – not too heavy, fairly energy efficient, relatively easy to install, soft start, thermal protection, quieter than my previous fan; Cons – low speed seems way under powered, high speed should move more air, compared to the previous fan, not great.
Date published: 2014-07-22
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