Rated 4 out of 5 by michael75 Nice and quiet
This fan is nice and quiet, easy to install. The only problem i have is with the back flow flap make noise when it is windy outside, even with rain cap with damper.
February 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mayneedglue Everything was going great until...
I can't figure out how to get the grille to sit flat against the ceiling on its own. It will if I push slightly upward against the grille.
The mounting frame and blower assembly are mounted correctly and securely. The springs are engaged properly. It's almost as if the grille is too heavy for the springs.
Now I need to figure out how to make this work.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by virginian Easy to install, translucent lighting is great, very economical to operate.
The light was very easy to install. The translucent lens for light is great. The only negative is the noise level. It is not as quiet as advertised. There
is considerable turbulence. Made all the adjustments that are possible but still not as quiet as I thought it should be. Replacement of damaged part was done easily and quickly.
This is a very good bath light. I would purchase it again.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Craig427 Broan XB110L
This product works great. I really liked the new bracket that does not require attic access. The six inch duct requirement would not work for my application so I had to buy a four inch reducer. The fan is so quiet we had to install a timer because we forget to shut it off.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BillC Nice Fan - but some cheaply made parts
fan noise - quiet
For the price paid, the 3 rocker switch should have been included.
installation - a little difficult for a remodel.
Baffle plate that prevents indoor air from escaping - cheap plastic pins that connect plate to duct. One broke as soon as I pushed into the connector,
Very poor quality on this part.
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DoItYourselfGuy good, but had a little trouble installing
I bought this one to install in a ceiling for which I had no attic access. (It's hard to believe there aren't more fans available for access-only-from-below installation, but there are very few.) I had trouble installing the frame brace that comes with this fan, mainly because I had very little space to work in between the ceiling and the roof; there was another pipe there as well as lots of insulation I couldn't remove. I had to ignore their instructions that call for screwing in some screws from a direction OUTSIDE the frame, as it simply wasn't possible. But I got the brace in eventually, after which the containment box slipped in fairly easily.
The next problem was hooking up the exhaust vent. Broan assumes you have an existing stretchable exhaust tube that you can pull out and attach their fitting to, but I didn't. Mine was rigid, not stretchable. So I spent a couple of hours jerry-rigging a setup, with lots of duct tape, that eventually worked. It would have been nice to have a more flexible system for attaching to the existing duct.
The rest was straightforward, and the fan works fine. It's much quieter than our old fan. One thing I didn't expect: The light bulbs that come with it are very blue in color (very fluorescent-looking), and also have a special fitting, as they're not ordinary screw-in bulbs. Happily, there seem to be several models of these bulbs, including warmer-colored ones.
October 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by petewood Not as quite as I thought
I bought this bath extraction fan because it was easy to install without having to get in the attic and because it was .3 sone. I will have to say, it was easy to install but it is not as silent as I thought it would be. I had to use a 4" duct instead of a 6" and I can hear the suction of air. the fan itself is quite but the sound of air flow is louder than I had wished. The tech people at Broan were helpful but I can still heard the noisy whoosh of air when the fan is on. All in all, its OK. But I wish it wasn't so loud.....
October 30, 2013