Will this fan take a quieter motor ?
I bought this fan and didn't realize how loud it is. Can I just swap out the motor for a quieter motor ? Should have checked the specs.
Thank you for your question on the model 505 vertical discharge fan. The only parts available to fit inside the 505 housing are the original replacement parts. This model provides 180 CFM but you can use a solid state speed control to dial down the speed and control the noise if necessary. Our model 57W or 57V would work perfectly. You can see this model on our website at www.broan.com and find dealers to purchase it from as well.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Is there a radiation damper available for this fan?
We'd like to use this fan, along with the grease shield to replace the existing kitchen ceiling exhaust fan in an apartment complex. However, we need a radiation damper that fits it to maintain the 1 hour ceiling rating.
Thank you for your question on the model 505 vertical discharge exhaust fan. Although there are numerous fans in our line that would accept a radiation damper, the 505 does not. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
Date published: 2014-08-08
I received a response saying my question has been answered but was not
When clicking the link or going to your web page it shows the question has not been answered.
below is a repeat of the question.
Would you recommend the Broan 505 for my bathroom? Is there any downside to using this over a squirrel cage designed one?
My bathroom came with a similar fan that I’m looking to replace. The 505 is nearly and possibly the same fan. Because I have an 8” duct and the hole in my ceiling is the same I was hoping this would be a good choice. The difference I can see with bathroom fans are the squirrel cage design verses utility fans fan blades. The CFM are good and I can live with a little extra noise.
Thank you for your question on the model 505 vertical discharge exhaust fan. From your description, it sounds like the 505 would be a good choice for you.
Date published: 2016-07-16