512M6" 70 CFM Through Wall Fan, White Grille

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  • Eliminate humidity from laundry rooms, tobacco smoke from rec rooms, fumes from workshops, or cooking fumes from kitchens with Broan's utility ventilators.
    • 70 CFM 3.5 Sones
    • Easy exterior wall installation
    • Features a white interior grille and louvered exterior wall cap with built-in bird screen
    • 6” diameter flexible aluminum duct included
    • Accommodates walls from 5-1/4” to 10”
    • Use with remotely mounted wall switch or Broan Model 57W or 57V variable speed control (available separately)
  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square FeetN/A
    Ceiling InstallationNo
    CFM @ 0.03"70
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"N/A
    ColorWhite
    CSANo
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionDirect Discharge
    Through Wall
    Duct SizeN/A
    ENERGY STAR® qualifiedNo
    Globe Glass ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length8" Dia
    Grille Width8" Dia
    Heater wattageN/A
    Housing Dimension LxWxH6" Rd X 4-3/8"
    Housing HeightN/A
    Housing Length4-3/8"
    Housing Width6" Round
    Humidity SensingNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity0
    Light Bulb WattageN/A
    Light Bulbs IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeNo Light
    MaterialPolymeric
    Minimum construction space requiredN/A
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    NightlightNo
    Product Weight3 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps0.7
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated WattsN/A
    Sones3.5
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitNo
    Wall InstallationYes
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"N/A
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Seems to work most of the time. The fan works just fine. Sometimes the flapper outside sticks and don't open right away. The installer has been made aware of this problem. October 16, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Affordable and Effective I have an old concrete home with no access to an attic vent and concrete walls. There was no way I was going to be able to mount a typical exhaust fan in the ceiling due to a 10" concrete slab above the ceiling or mount one in the wall due to a solid 6" slab wall.Needed something that would go straight through the wall like a dryer vent does. After reading a few reviews and seeing the price,I decided to try it. It's a basic fan with a simple installation process. Aside from spending approx. 6 hours breaking out and drilling out concrete to fit the duct through,the installation of the fan was fairly simple.The adjustable length duct tube made installation a breeze(just stretch it or contract it to the depth you need).The fan is quiet enough for me ,even at it's highest speed( I installed the broan adjustable fan speed switch).Nice to know that the fan has a replaceable motor if necessary.This way you won't have to replace the entire assembly if the motor goes bad. May 18, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Bath Vent Fan Installation fairly easy. Only issue was the wiring box was a little tight so the connection box was removed (easily) and the connections were made and then the box was restored. Had to do so because the ground was impossible to reach without removing the box first. Other than that, it runs and hopefully will do the job after the bathroom is finished. October 8, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Unit was easy to install. Operation has been as advertised. September 4, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Does the job well Installation was straight forward as in the instructions. Just wish they offered a chromed grill as opposed to white plastic. Also exterior vent grill is a white plastic that transmits a lot of light so wife was convinced the vent was open with fan off. Might try to apply some type of plastic paint to cut down light transmission and blend in with exterior brick.Does seem to clear humid air from shower use very well. Sound level is acceptable as I know it is doing the job. April 3, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Qaulity Product Purchased to install in a small bathroom and as a vent to the outside instead of roof installation. Installation was very straightforward and easy to follow instructions. Does a great job clearing our small bathroom 8' X 8' and keeps the humidity down. Noise is not bad, about as loud as a small window unit AC or a floor fan on high. Would recommend based on installation and operation. March 28, 2013
    Rated 3 out of 5 by Nice, Affordable Product I was looking for a through-the-wall bathroom exhaust fan to replace an old, installed fan, and this was the only one I could find. The new fan works well and is a lot quieter than the old one. The new fan is rather basic, and I'm surprosed they do not offer a nicer, more sophisticated, "better" through-the-wall fan. The staff at VentingDirect.com were very helpful and considerate. I would use them again and recommend them to my friends. January 15, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good resonable priced product I couldn't find a through the wall ventilator anywhere in my local area of Grants Pass, Oregon so I was pleased to find this resonably priced product on your site. The delivery was timely, and the product is installed, and working fine. November 28, 2012
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    What size hole?

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    Yaphank NY
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    The instructions say cut a 6.375" hole thru the outside wall for installation. What size hole do we cut on the inside wall?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 512M through the wall exhaust fan. The 512M can be installed in outside walls up to 10 inches thick. Walls less than 6 inches thick will not use the adjustable duct. If you are using the adjustable duct, cut a 6-3/8 inch diameter opening in the inside wall. If you are not using the adjustable duct, cut a 6-1/8 inch diameter opening in the inside wall.
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    Grill Screw Post

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    Will you please provide me with the size and thread style of the Screw post that the grill screw on to. I set the unit back too far in the wall and I need to find a bolt coupler in order to extend the length of the Grill Mounting post for the unit. Unless there is something that Broan sells that accomplishes this.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 512M through the wall exhaust fan. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 12C through the wall exhaust fan. The 12C is designed to mount in walls that are 5-1/2” to 9-15/16” thick. It is not designed to have duct work attached to it and we cannot recommend installing this unit different than the installation instructions state.
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    fan balance

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    Petaluma, CA, USA
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    I just installed the Broan through the wall model # 508. The fan is out of balance, vibrates and transfers that noise to the surrounding wall. Is there any way to balance or have the blades balanced to reduce the noise level?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 508 through the wall exhaust fan. The fan blade is plastic and should come balanced from the factory. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    Which exhaust fan should I purchase the model 508 or the model 12C

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    My sunroom is approximately 11 X 20 with 10' ceilings. Being a smoker, I want a fan that is large enough to remove all smoke but is still quiet. I have reviewed the Broan model 508 (270 CFM through-the-wall exhaust fan) and the Broan model 12C (motordor 360 CFM wall exhaust fan). Which fan will be the best choice for my application?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 508 and 12C through the wall exhaust fans. For your sunroom, the better product would be the 12C. Neither one of these units would be quiet, but the 508 would be slightly undersized for the room. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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