Bathroom fan replacement question

The house I moved into has a Nutone 8210 7" ventilation fan see: http://www.nutone.com/product-detail.asp?ProductID 177 Looking at their site, and talking with a phone rep, it sounds like this fan was designed for industiral use, and is pretty loud as a result. I want a quieter fan, and want to replace it with minimal effort. Does anyone have any ideas of other brand fans that might fit in this opening? Nutone doesn't make any queiter fans for this mounting. Any help is appreciated!
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Consider leaving it there and installing an inline fan at the far end of the ducting. I have a powerful noisy inline fan, but since it is far removed from the living area, its hard to hear if its on. If you want to get rid of the existing fan, just get a vented cover for the current hole.
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Do you mean removing the noisy fan and reusing the hole that exists from the current fan, or do you mean that I should jsut re-mount the same fan deeper in the ceiling?
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I mean install a new inline fan at the far end of the ducting, near where it leaves the house. You could probably leave the old fan in place, or remove it. I wouldn't think it would impede the flow of air to the new fan, and out of the house, too much. I only suggest that because it gives a nice finished look; you could remove it, but then you would have to find something to put on the ceiling, and probably lengthen the ducting to reach it.
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Wow 6.5 sones is pretty loud. If you want something real quiet, the panasonic line of fans are real good. 1.2 sones in some cases. You wont even realize its on! Check out
http://www.panasonic.com/consumer_electronics/bp_ventilation_fans/
The ultimate in quiet is an inline fan. All you have in the room is a vent in the ceiling that goes to the fan motor and from there out of the home. Inline fans can be a problem though if you dont have attic space right above the area.
I am installing the inline fan in my upstairs bath and already have one of the smaller units in my basement bathroom.
Price can be high for them locally. I ordered mine from either ebay (new) or just did a few searches for the model that you want in google.
Tom
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You want quiet, you buy Panasonic. Not cheap but worth the $.

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On Thu, 4 Aug 2005 10:34:07 -0400, "Craven Morehead"

go to home depot and listen to various fans. Drifter "I've been here, I've been there..."
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