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    Default Bathroom Exhaust Fans

    I am renovating a bathroom and am looking for a very quiet fan. (no lights or heat). I need about 90 to 110 CF/M. It looks like Broan and NuTone are the options. I am tending towards Broan but can not fine the super quiet ones at the Box stores. What ones do you experts recommended most?

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    Murray
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    Quote Originally Posted by darius View Post
    The only ones I ever put in my jobs. I suggest a timer instead of a switch or it tends to be left on 24/7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OttawaP View Post
    The only ones I ever put in my jobs. I suggest a timer instead of a switch or it tends to be left on 24/7.
    Where do you usually buy them Paul?

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    Don't the higher cfm panasonics require a bigger ducting system then what's typically put in?

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    4" for a 110 cfm, I think at 150cfm it goes to 6". I've never needed anything bigger than the 110. We have one in our main bath and ensuite, but before we built our ensuite we could take 3 long hot showers in a row without fogging the mirror....impressive in my books.
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    110 cfm one requires the 4" standard ducting
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    Four inch ought to be fine, unless you are ducting some huge bathroom with a steam shower, or group farting competitions.
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    Default Re: Bathroom Exhaust Fans

    Thanks for the input folks. On doing my research, it looks like the Panasonic is starting to surpass the market. They are not sold in the Big Box stores here (which is fine in my opinion) but I finally found a couple of distributers that handle them. I am going to be picking one up today. They come with a 3 year warranty and are rated as the quietest in the industry at less than 0.5 sones for the 110 CFM unit.
    Thanks again

    Murray
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    Default Re: Bathroom Exhaust Fans

    My experience has been going with the Panasonic as well ... also - checking for every potential loose mechanical connection as well ... have found rattles in some odd places .. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murray in Toronto View Post
    looks like the Panasonic is starting to surpass the market. They are not sold in the Big Box stores here (which is fine in my opinion) but I finally found a couple of distributers that handle them.
    No Home Hardware in Toronto?
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    None that I am aware on in the east end of Toronto. All that are left are the small strip mall. mall style stores that do not carry the key products required by the trades. The last one that I used quite frequently was in Pickering but it eventually went the way of the dodo bird. The orange box store basically drove them out of business. Sad.

    Murray
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