Exhaust vent on the long side of the housing
I’m trying to install this unit to replace an older unit that died of old age. The openings in the sheet rock or almost identical between this unit and the one that I removed. Unfortunately the opening is perpendicular to the way this unit is to be installed. Is there a way that this unit can be vented out the long side? Putting additional framing in the attic is no big deal, but doing Sheetrock repairs on a textured ceiling is not going to look right. An alternative would be if you manufactured a heat resistant medallion that would hide the fact that they opening in the sheet rock is too big.
No. The location of the fan/heater won't allow any relocating the vent.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Does this require a dedicated 15 amp circuit?
The product description says "15-amp circuit acceptable." I would like clarification as to whether this must be a dedicated 15 amp circuit.
Yes, use a dedicated 15 amp circuit to prevent overloading the circuit.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Broan 655 wireing question
Is this an exhaust fan? If so how do I wire to exhaust when I turn the light on and when I turn the other light switch to turn on the heater does the fan work to blow the heat down? The way it works out of the box is one switch turns on the light only and the other switch turns the fan and heater on. Is that exhausting and heating at the same time? Confused.
You need a triple switch, one for fan, one for light, and one for the heater. I wired mine up for 3 separate functions and all work great. Sounds like you need to hire an electrician. Good luck
Date published: 2013-10-23
Can I replace a 655F with a model 659?
It seems that there are lots of comments on the net about how hard it is to get some of these out of the ceiling from below. Would it be difficult to replace a 655F with a new model 659?
Thank you for your question on the model 659. You will need to remove the 655 housing from ceiling in order to install the 659. It is easier to do so if you have attic access. It can be done from below, but you have to enlarge the hole in the ceiling in order to work around the housing. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Technical Support directly at 1-800-637-1453.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Duct Adapter for Broan 659
My current installed fan has 3 inch ducting.
Is there an adapter available so the Broan 659 can be installed to a 3 inch duct?
Thank you for your question on the model 659 exhaust fan/heater/light. The 659 requires the use of 4” duct work to vent the exhaust fan. We do not recommend using three inch duct work on this unit.
Date published: 2014-02-10