After reviewing several other models available online and reading the comments, I decided to give the Revent 80 cfm a try, and I'm glad I did. I watched the install video before proceeding and everything came together as showed. The only issue I had was the 3" duct that was on the existing fan installed by the home builder, so I had to buy a 4" to 3" reducer that worked so that I would not have to replace the 3" ducting which was in the attic. The LED light is perfect for this area which the exhaust fan was installed, it's the same brightness as all of the other LED lights in bathroom. If the exhaust vent would have been the same I would say this was a perfect easy install. The instruction were very easy to follow.
It's nice and quiet. Some notes on installing it - I had a rigid exhaust pipe. I found it difficult to get the exhaust coupler attached to the fan body. I ended up putting a wire over the top of the exhaust couple so that I could pull down on it to get it fully seated and attached to the fan housing.
I live in a cold climate so sealing up and insulating around the box was a concern.
I think the tab system that secures the fan box to the drywall does a decent job of keeping the fan in place.
There's plenty of room for the wire connections and to stow the wires. I really like the push connectors they provided for connecting the wires. The wiring was the simplest part of the install.
It took me a couple of hours to install this fan. It's not like the video they show. If you have insulation up there that you care about, you won't be putting the entire fan up in the ceiling and sliding it over to the side. And if you have a rigid exhaust pipe like mine, you don't have much variance for connecting the pipe.
Plan on drywall repair and plastering around the opening as well. Chances are, the opening you have won't be the same size.
Overall it was a decent install process though and went about as well as I figured it would.
Easy to install but I had ripped the entire cieling out. But, I put another in another bathroom and the easy install kit worked great. Fan is super quiet but still moves a lot of air. No more moisture buildup in the bathroom. Moves so much air that it pulls air from the A/C ducting when the door is closed. Love it.
The brand name ReVent is a misnomer - this fan is better suited for new installations. I bought t...
April 13, 2020
The brand name ReVent is a misnomer - this fan is better suited for new installations. I bought this bath vent fan and light as a replacement unit - not a new installation. I found the installation to be difficult and tedious and very time consuming (~ 4 hours after removing the old unit). The electrical connectors supplied do not work with the stranded wire on the unit, so I had to tin them before making the electrical connections. The area for the wire connections was too small and sort'a dicey and difficult when pushing the wires back in around the screw bracket for the closing screw (poor design). The trim ring that is necessary for the vent function to work would not fit in my installation so I ended up screwing it into place. Overall, a poorly designed unit makes this a poor choice for a replacement bath fan and light unit.
I didnt have a fan in my bathroom before so my installation was a little more complex due to having to run power and the ducting but installing the fan was easy! Its very quiet and the LED is very bright!
Overall a nice exhaust/light. I thought it could have been priced a little lower. Exhaust seemed louder than I was expecting but it was installed in a small 1/2 bathroom so that may have been a factor.
Mediocre for remodel. Terrible for new construction. Holes that are for locking bars down are never tapped and over sized (experienced on 3 different fans) the 3 bar mounting design almost requires two people to hang it.