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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 Dimension LxWxH8" 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 dropped the Acorn Nut and Cannot find it what size do Do i need to replace it?

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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. The grille acorn nut is a #10-24.
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    I have a Broan 771-A fan only and want to replace/upgrade to one with a light.

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    I saw under 771 Q&A that the 679 would be a replacement. Would I have to replace whole unit or can I keep the 771-A housing? It is in a finished basement ceiling and I don't want to mess with ducting if possible.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 679 exhaust fan/light. To replace the 771 with the 679 you would need to completely remove the 771 from the ceiling and install the 679. The hole in the ceiling will also need to be enlarged and the duct work changed from three inches to four inches.
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    Replacement for the 679FL

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    I want to upgrade to a quieter, energy star rated, LED lighted fan. Is there
    a model that will fit in the existing ceiling hole that's 8 x 81/4? I would like to do the replacement job myself without going into the attic.

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    Thank you for your question on the model 679FL exhaust fan/fluorescent light. There is nothing in the line that would be Energy Star rated, quieter, has an LED light and fit in an 8” x 8-1/4” ceiling opening. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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    how can i get to the fan to clean it?

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    I take off the light cover very easy. My problem is there is a "metal sheild" of some sort between the light bulb and the fan..the light bulb comes through this sheild...i cant see the fan but would like to get up there and clean it..im just not sure how to get that sheild out of the way. I.dont want to pull to hard and mess something up...please help
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. There is a nut in the top of the light reflector that you need to remove. It will release the reflector and grille from the ceiling. The installation instructions are available for download from our web site for your convenience.
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    Does this product have a backdraft preventor?

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    I feel a draft coming from this fan and it makes the bathroom very cold or hot (depending on the weather). Does this fan in any way prevent this?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. There should be a back draft damper attached to the unit housing. That would be where the duct work attaches to the 678. We also recommend having a roof or wall cap, where the duct work exits the house, with a built-in damper.
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