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679Fan/Light, White Plastic Grille, 70 CFM, 3.5 Sones Type IC

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  • Broan features classic ventilation fan/light combinations which easily fit any décor. Why stop at just powerful ventilation when you can add extra lighting to help brighten any room?
    • 70 CFM 3.5 Sones
    • Bright 100-watt lighting capacity. Bulb not included
    • Shatter-resistant light diffusing lens
    • Type IC (Insulation Contact). Quality Broan features and easy installation make this an extremely popular series
    • Designer styled white polymeric grille complements virtually any decor
    • Plug-in, permanently lubricated motor
    • Efficient polymeric fan impeller
    • Mounting ears offer quick, sturdy installation
    • UL listed for use over bathtubs and showers when connected to a GFCI-protected branch circuit
    • Polymeric duct connectors with tapered sleeves for easy, positive ducting
    • All models are available in single packs or Project Paks
    • Use with Model 68W (White) or 68V (Ivory) two-function control (available separately)

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  • Baths up to () Sq Ft65
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"70
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"N/A
    ColorWhite
    CSANo
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size4"
    ENERGY STAR® qualifiedNo
    Globe Glass ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length10-5/8"
    Grille Width11-1/8"
    Heater wattageN/A
    Housing Dimensions L x W x H8" x 8-1/4" x 5-3/4"
    Housing Height5-3/4"
    Housing Length8"
    Housing Width8-1/4"
    Humidity SensingNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity1
    Light Bulb Wattage100 Watts
    Light Bulbs IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeIncandescent
    MaterialPolymeric
    Minimum construction space required2x6
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    NightlightNo
    Product Weight6.5 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps2
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated WattsN/A
    Sones3.5
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"N/A
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by American made I just installed the broan 679 in my bathroom it replaced an old nutone fan only that just died. Big reason I bought this fan and light is because it's American made. Installation wasn't that bad. It's not real loud but it's not real quiet either that's why I bought it I like the noise I don't like hearing people use the bathroom. There is some things that need improved like the installation instructions separate the different languages, give rough dimensions on the sheet not just the box, and also include wiring diagram for using 1 switch for light and fan. Also the grille doesn't have a lot of play in it so you really need to be sure the have the proper depth when installing. One last thing is the grille design to take it off and clean it will you will have to remove the light reflector to take grille all the way off. Those don't hurt the product just are things that could be improved. Side note seen a bad review because someone didn't wire unit at time of install and put drywall up. Really use common sense look at unit first get familiar with it plan out install don't give negative review because of a mental error. December 16, 2014
    Rated 1 out of 5 by don't forget to prewire or you are in trouble I installed this unit and after reading the instructions was not warned to make sure the wiring was complete before the drywall ceiling is installed. There is no way to service the electric post installation. It also appears there is no way to replace the motor as the motor compartment is riveted in. Overall this unit was unsatisfactory December 10, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Balance of Quiet White Noise This fan replaced an older model bathroom exhaust fan which was significantly noisier. This fan, has just the right balance of what I call a "Quiet White Noise". In other words, it has just enough noise so you know its on and covers any sounds that you may not want heard. September 7, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product at a great price! I purchased this fan to use in my bathroom. I did the install myself, and it couldnt have been easier. The product is made very well, and I have had no issues with its performance. The fan is very quiet, yet very strong. I would definitely recommend. September 5, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by The Broan bathroom fan/light is an excellent value, easily installed and quiet while in use. The Broan bathroom light/fan is well designed, the instructions are easy to understand and follow. The fixture fits readily into the bathroom ceiling and takes about 1 hour to install when replacing an existing light/fan. The fan can be wired to operate either independently of or in conjunction with the light. The Broan bathroom light/fan is an attractive fixture with a strong, quiet fan that is an attractive addition to any bathroom. September 5, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good low-end bathroom fan Good fan for small bathroom. Not too loud. Efficient enough. Price was good. My only complaint is that the plastic covering the light is tinted a terrible shade of blue that makes any bulb you put in look very harsh. March 10, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Noisy but economical bathroom vent fan and light. My reason for not giving this fan/light set a higher rating is it is rather noisy. It was harder removing the old fan compared to how easily this fan went in the same hole in the ceiling. March 10, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this product. I am very pleased with this product. It works very well and the fan is very quiet. Since the fan we had before this one, (not a broan brand) was very loud, I was very pleased with this fan and light fixture. March 10, 2014
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    I am doing a new install of this fan. My question is can i connect the wiring to a light switch that is allready in the bathroom or do i have to upgrade the switch ? THANKS
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    Thank you for your question. It is always recommended that a separate line and switch be run when installing a bath fan, however, as long as the current rating of the switch is not exceeded by both units being run at the same time, this should work fine.
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    need to replace fan only in Nautilus 678-B

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    Chicago, IL, USA
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    late 1950s upstairs bathroom with no crawl space. can't pull whole housing, so I would like to just replace the fan part.... light not needed. pic of housing and fan module attached
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    Thank you for contacting Broan regarding your older 678 ventilation fan. The part number for the motor assembly is 97012028. This includes the motor, blower wheel, and motor mounting bracket. This can be ordered under the Shop for Parts link on our website or by contacting Broan Customer Service at 800-558-1711.
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    Thank you for your question on the models 679 exhaust fan/light. The angle on the damper will turn back towards the fan when closed. Please contact Technical Support with further questions at 800-558-1711.
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    The damper housing "flat" Side should be down towards ceiling look at pictures in the instructions also says the tabs should line up with housing. According to institutions damper stays open approximately 1 inch that permits insulation to be in direct contact with fan/light housing per UL. The slightest backdraft will close damper preventing air from entering housing.
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    Possible to upgrade a 678-N?

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    Edmonton, AB, Canada
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    Have an old 678-N in a basement bathroom so no access from above. Need to replace motor/fan assembly and would also like to upgrade the look of the plastic grille (with light lens). Can this be achived with current 678 parts? Thanks!
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. There are replacement parts available for the 678, but they would be the original replacement parts. There is no upgrade for this unit. You can purchase replacement parts through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page.
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    undersized for my application

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    I installed this fan and it is too small for my room. Is there any way i can upgrade just the fan/motor without having to install a whole new unit? are there any motors off of other powerful units that i could swap out? Thanks
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    Thank you for your question on the model 679 exhaust fan/light. The only parts available for the 679 would be the original replacement parts. If you need more CFM, you would need to completely remove the 679 from the ceiling and install a new model.
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