Gable Mounted Attic fan, 1140 CFM
installed Broan 353 Gable Exhaust fan - very easy to do and fan is quiet and works great. I put up wiring prior to installation and checked for current then brought up fan into attic and installed on gable with some added 2x4's for support and when completed installation - added the wiring to the fan and checked it before finishing up - works great.
Also added on/off switch to have the ability to turn off if need arises.
The hardest part of all of this was being in the attic when the temps were around 100 degrees and on my hands and knees. I ached all over for a few days afterwards.
May 22, 2012
This is the second Broan product I have purchased recently and I am beginning to be concerned about their quality. The first fan I purchased was a kitchen vent fan that I had to grind reliefs on the fan blades because they were rubbing against the housing! I am assuming that my most recent purchase is fine functionally, but the housing is so out-of-round and ill-fitting where it had been rivoted, that it causes me to question their quality controls, and the possibility of other issues pertaining to quality. If they don't pay attention to the simple issues, what elese are they missing. This will be my last Broan purchase for a while.
September 20, 2012
Braun 353 Gable Exhaust Fan
Wow! What a great price for a great product! Installation was extremely easy and fast. The noise the fan makes is very small and can be easily eliminated with a couple of rubber washers up against the 2 x 4's before putting the screws into the support arms. We have only had it a little over a month, and have not received our electic bill, but it definitely does pull the hot air from the attic. Just make certain you turn the breaker off before connecting black wire to black and white wire to white. lol
It has been so hot that the fan runs constantly even tho we have the thermostat set at 90 degrees. Overall it is functioning flawlessly and could not be happier!
July 17, 2012
Noise is a slight problem
Installation was easy and only took a couple of hours to run new lines and grind down the screws that were hitting the fan blade. When running there is a low humming noise in the front of the house that will take some getting use to. Here in Fla. the AC in the neighborhood make almost as much noise. I would suggest 'NOT' putting it in a gable over a bedroom.
March 7, 2012
Really nice fan
Little did I know how much this fan would be used. I figured it would only need to run a few days all summer, as I set it to start at 110F. Last summer it was so hot it ran practically every day. I mounted this fan in the peak of my garage. It is highly effective at moving a lot of air quietly. I plan to get more of these fans next year. I put wire mesh over the fan to keep birds and animals out.
October 28, 2012
Great service and a great product.
I was amazed that I was able to find the same attic fan like I had purchased 28 years ago. In about 30 min. the new fan was installed, wired in and operating. The fan is used in the uninsulated attic area of a metal shop building so it has to run a lot and under extreme conditions both cold and hot and not too clean. One nice thing is that it runs quietly. It has to be a good model if it is still being made as it was 28 years ago.
The fan was delivered in a very timely manner, well packed and good instructions
September 3, 2013
This is helping cool my house.
Just one sugggestion:
A rubber grommet needs to be supplied with the fan to be inserted into electric box to prevent damage to wire.
You dont want to be in the attic only to find out you dont have a grommet.
June 20, 2013
attic exhaust fan
Fan does a great job of removing excess heat from attic, cutting down on AC costs and extending shingle life, easy to install and temperature control makes it self-regulating. Best product for the price that I've found.
July 16, 2011
Excellent solution, unbeatable value
My assignment was venting 120-degree heat buildup from an ice machine in a 100-square-foot insulated shed. This fan unit, coupled with the Broan grille, is exactly what I needed. It's so quiet that most people don't even notice it's running, and the ventilation it provides dropped the temp almost 35 degrees in the first 30 minutes. Vibration-free, solidly mounted, includes a thermostatic switch, and made right here in the good ol' US of A. What's not to like?
August 7, 2012
I wanted the higher CFM equivalent Broan fan, but they were out of stock everywhere I looked. My basement has always gotten really hot, so I wasn't sure that the 1140CFM would be adequate. Long story short is that it is more than adequate for my single family home. I don't have central AC, and the upstairs used to get so much hotter. I've read attic fan complaints of vibration noise, and this one does produce some that can be felt along the wall that the fan is attached to (on both the 1st and 2nd floor). But that's not the fault of the fan. Put some dampening grommets or something like that between the brackets and the wood panel and you should be fine. The vibration doesn't bother me as my window AC units are much noisier. But I can understand how it would bother others. Really impressed with this fan, and pretty sure it's already cut my utility bill on the dozen or so hot days this year.
June 18, 2013