I was visiting this very topic a while back, the consensus seemed to be
Panasonic or Fantech. I haven't bought anything yet because I still
need to pull wiring and get SWMBO's consensus on planning.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
The very quiet ones are the ones that have the actual fan located away
from the vent. The may be a little more difficult to install and do cost
considerably more, but they are very quiet and efficient.
Fantech makes ones like that. I am using one on an addition that I am
doing on my house. I think it was $165 with the fan (remote) and a
housing that has a grill with a light.
You really can't even hear it run.
For the life of me, I can't understand why anybody would consider that a
desirable feature. Personally, I believe every bathroom should come equipped
with a fan with a bad bearing.
When you have to use a friend's bathroom, do you want your friends to hear every
little squeak that comes out of there?
To quiet doesn't do the job as moving air requires noise most people
don't get a big enough fan cfm to do the job right, Don't worry to
much about noise you don't live in this room, and you won't hear it
while you are in the shower.
I bought a Panasonic bath fan and it is EXTREMELY quiet! But then
what else would you expect from the fine brand of Panasonic. Got mine
online for 75$. I forget the site, but look around online. When you
figure out the size you need you can google it, get the model, google
the model number and find some real bargains!
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 22:50:13 -0700, bigjcw1023 wrote:
Thanks for the tip about Panasonic. I have been leaning toward this
brand. Looked at Fantech with their remote fan. If only I could use it,
however. I have a small building without an attic or crawlspace to
install it. Will pursue the Panasonic. Thanks, again.
You were probably listening to the cheap one. They offer very quiet
ones for a little more money. You can pay $20 or $120 for a fan. Quiet
and more CFMs cost more. The one I bought is very quite ($120)
Noise is measure in sones, with the lower the better.
I suspect they all offer different levels of sound and CFM ratings. I
bought the Nutone from HD and it is very quiet while having a 120 CFM
One thing I like about Nutone is that you can get parts for them real
easy. In my last house I replaced the guts of the 25 Year old Nutone
bathroom fans very easily with a new motor/fan assembly.
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