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Iliving 12 Inch Variable Speed Shutter Exhaust Fan Wall Mounted 12

Last Updated: August 14, 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Review Summary - 518 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Setup
 98
install, installation, fan, easy, installed
+96%
-4%
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" ...  We has an electrician install this fan.  ...  "
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" ...  Had it installed by a contractor that was working on my roof.  ...  "
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" ...  Size and speed and easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  We had our contractor install the fan.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation went well and the fan works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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Capacity
 56
house, attic, garage, loud, green house
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I installed this in the small attic area above my garage where there is no insulation and the area gets very hot.  ...  "
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" ...  Using to exhaust heat from a cryptocurrency mining room. ... It also depends on the size of the room you are trying to exhaust. ... If your room is very large than you also need to account for square footage.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed it as a bathroom exhaust fan.  ...  "
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" ...  Our bedroom is under where the fan is installed in the attic.  ...  "
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" ...  So I installed this today with ease into my garage window.  ...  "
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" ...  The fan is installed in a low ceiling home workshop that has no shade, in Florida.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to move air out of my garage when I paint and will install it in the wall in my new home shop.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a good garage vent fan, installed easily.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 48
easy, install, fan, works great, install and works
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Light weight, easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and hook up.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy install  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install only took about 2 hours including the electrical.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set-up, great concept.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, good air exchanges.  ...  "
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" ...  This fan was easy to install and works fairly well. ... - Relatively easy to install. ... - Integrated cover is easy to install  ...  "
Sound Quality
 47
noise, quiet, noisy, hum, motor
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Works well with minimal noise.  ...  "
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" ...  works great, not too noisy  ...  "
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" ...  Quiet and works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Powerful and very quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  love this but I should have bought a bigger one real quiet  ...  "
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" ...  The fan is quieter than expected as well!  ...  "
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" ...  Fan reasonably quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  Not too noisy.  ...  "
Overall performance
 43
job, fan, control, variable, works great
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I bought the recommended iLiving variable speed switch that it recommended as well.  ...  "
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" ...  It is surprisingly powerful yet runs smoothly and pretty quietly.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job  ...  "
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" ...  This fan works great and the variable speed makes it versatile.  ...  "
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" ...  So far is working good I just have it on an on off switch so what it's just one speed it is in a 8 by 10 building and it works pretty good to suck the hot air out  ...  "
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" ...  Does a great job!  ...  "
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" ...  88.5 watt at max speed.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great fan but DO NOT buy the iLIVING ILG8SFSC Solid State Variable Adjustable Precision Fan Speed Controller that they recommend.  ...  "
Cooling
 41
garage, cooler, attic, shed, cools
+93%
-7%
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" ...  this is in a generator shed to keep things cool when the generator is in use.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely keeps the garage a LOT cooler than before when it's 100+ degrees outside. ... I'm considering putting another on into my attic to help keep the house cool more efficiently.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked perfect in my boiler room to vent heat.  ...  "
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" ...  Great air flow for my garage  ...  "
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" ...  Does it make the whole house cooler ?  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps a 12x24 attic in my music room / mancave much cooler.  ...  "
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" ...  This fan sure helped at least 10degrees cooler with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be purchasing another one of these to help cool my garage in the summer.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 38
worked, weeks, installed, fan, working great
+61%
-39%
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" ...  It finally couldn't be repaired anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  This controller has been working so far as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  This worked great for one month. ... Update: I received a new product and it is working great.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed a few weeks ago and can’t recall exact measurements.  ...  "
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" ...  We have only had this fan installed a couple of weeks but it makes a huge difference.  ...  "
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" ...  Its going to last a long time  ...  "
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" ...  No issues there. ... If I run into any durability issues I will update this review.  ...  "
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" ...  I will update review in future weeks it's performance.  ...  "
Fit
 33
louvers, vent, opening, seal, vents
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Mount securely facing out you don't want mold spores in your greenhouse.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed a magnet so they pull closed when the fan stops running.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes the motor vibrates, they all do with the way it is mounted onto the fan shroud.  ...  "
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" ...  I eventually got it opening/closing nice and easy with a few shims and making sure the screws aren’t too tight or too loose.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was quick and it fit the hole perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  I was going to go with an Octagon shaped vent, and I still can if I ever wanted to, but my buddy gave me that rectangle one and loaned me his skill saw.  ...  "
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" ...  The fan fits my window and it works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfectly fits my window  ...  "
Build Quality
 27
rough opening, louvers, frame, well built, opening
+63%
-37%
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" ...  What I like is the small size, fan cage and quality construction.  ...  "
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" ...  Very sturdy shutter.  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful thanks for the quality material and construction of the item.  ...  "
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" ...  The louver assembly is also well constructed of solid materials but doesn't fully close to keep it weather/draft-proof, and even if it shut up tightly there are still some voids along the sides which would back-draft.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems well built.  ...  "
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" ...  Our old fan (bought at the big box store 13 years ago) was made of plastic and kept together with super glue. ... I decided to get a fan made of metal that could withstand the Oklahoma wind and heat.  ...  "
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" ...  That said, This fan was well packaged and heavy duty built. ... The louvers are well built with fabric at the bottom to create a better seal.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed this in the gable of my 18X21 metal garage, works very well.  ...  "
Price
 22
money, fan, worth, good, quality
+100%
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" ...  Relatively low cost.  ...  "
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" ...  If it lasts a few summers is will be well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  I was very impressed with the quality of this fan for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it, it’s good for the price  ...  "
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" ...  Not too big of a deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall a great fan for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent build quality for price range.  ...  "
Marketplace
 17
amazon, advertised, thank, works, shipping
+100%
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" ...  Exactly as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty good ship time  ...  "
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" ...  Product as described  ...  "
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" ...  Is as pictured. ... Did come as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  Item as described.  ...  "
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" ...  will try and add a picture later if that be ok .  ...  "
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" ...  Fast shipping A++  ...  "
Delivery
 11
product, fast, arrived, shipping, quick
+100%
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" ...  I bought this as "warehouse used" in very good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  From ordering, shipment, packaging, and installations .  ...  "
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" ...  Loved the product but delivery thru post office was a nightmare.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery and quality of the product.  ...  "
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" ...  Although out of stock when ordered, they still delivered far ahead of estimated date. ... It arrived just as I needed it with my project.  ...  "
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" ...  The product arrived in excellent condition & works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was quick and it fit the hole perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast shipping A++  ...  "
Cables
 10
wires, wiring, ground, motor, junction box
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Basically I payed around $70 for a cord that should come with the unit. ... If it's a good company they will refund the product, and let me keep the cord that I already installed.  ...  "
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" ...  Was super easy to install and wire to a switch.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to wire and hook up.  ...  "
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" ...  Measure area vs fan mount, cut, attach, wire.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to install and easy to wire with a power cord so I could plug it in an outlet.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes, the junction box is kind of small and it was tough in particular to get the cord's stranded ground wire wound around the ground screw. ... Would have been easier with a solid wire.  ...  "
Product As Described
 10
works, product, picture, exactly as advertised, described
+100%
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" ...  Exactly as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Great product was as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Product as described  ...  "
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" ...  will try and add a picture later if that be ok .  ...  "
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" ...  Is as pictured.  ...  "
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" ...  Does exactly as advertised.  ...  "
Volume
 9
fan, moves, house, attic, air
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Not too loud.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great attic/exhaust fan that moves a good volume of air for my smal non-insulated enclosed barn.  ...  "
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" ...  Moves a tremendous amount of volume, quietly.  ...  "
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" ...  Not very loud at all.  ...  "
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" ...  The fan is not loud at all when it’s running which was a surprise.  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps a 12x24 attic in my music room / mancave much cooler.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfectly, not too loud and moves a ton of air.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, not too loud.  ...  "
Size
 9
fan, small, air, unit, powerful
+100%
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" ...  Connector box could have been a little larger but this fan is nice and compact.  ...  "
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" ...  Ideal for smaller areas.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent air flow for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  This one was the perfect size.  ...  "
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" ...  I chose this unit mainly because of its size ( the closest to the gable opening I have ) .  ...  "
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" ...  I purchase the 12 inch fan for my small greenhouse.  ...  "
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" ...  Very strong for size.  ...  "
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" ...  Great fan moves a lot of air for its size.  ...  "
Returns
 8
unit, returning, refund, get, 30
+25%
-75%
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" ...  (I'm returning my nit for a refund. ... Unfortunately he had his unit for over 30 days before he installed it so he could not return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Now, they won't refund the $70.00 I paid for this, and, are seemingly unwilling to service the unit - waiting on them to reply to my complaint.  ...  "
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" ...  May just return and get a different one.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  When I purchased this item it was showing that is sucks air, but we tried it didn't work, I can not even return to seller.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be Returning this product.  ...  "
Device Stand
 7
square, mounting, studs, mounted, mount
+100%
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" ...  It mounted quite well and there are lots of holes for screws, or you can just use self tappers.  ...  "
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" ...  The fan is the perfect size, fitting easily between two studs in the wall.  ...  "
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" ...  Requires approximately a 10-1/4” x 11-1/2” square hole to install in a wall.  ...  "
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" ...  its mounted 5 feet from the ceiling but it has no problem clearing by the ceiling.  ...  "
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" ...  Decided to install one in the upper windows and so far it works quite wall.  ...  "
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" ...  It is mounted on the outside wall of my garage and the booth is built around it.  ...  "
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" ...  BUT, the flange itself is 15" square so you need 15" of clearance ton the other side (inside) of the wall. ... Since the space between standard wall studs (16" on center) is 14.5", you cannot install it that way unless you don't have studs or there is at least 15" between them. ... As a result I ended up mounting it from the outside, so I would not need to do major surgery to the wall.  ...  "
Controls
 6
variable, temp, speed control, humidistat, toggle
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Add a variable control and you get quite a noticable whine.  ...  "
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" ...  this delay is necessary as configuration of the settings uses a round-robin menu which advances through all settings before returning to the start. ... The operation of the control is not intuitive, which is a shame, as there are numerous well labeled keys which have unecessarily limited, non-intuitive functionality. ... you must press the power button once to wake the control up, after which you can see attic or room temperatures (press the temp button to toggle between them), and also see the current relative humidity.  ...  "
Remote
 6
control, fan, longer, kit, install
+100%
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" ...  It has a remote that allows you to shut it off.  ...  "
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" ...  The thermostat with the remote control is the best part of this fan.  ...  "
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" ...  Took me longer to install the batteries in the remote than to install the module!  ...  "
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" ...  The remote works without a problem from the room below where it is installed and through drywalled ceiling, joists and about 20” of insulation.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote control has a wall mounted holder which works well. ... The remote itself is light-weight, and has an "inexpensive" feel to it.  ...  "
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" ...  I chose to purchase and use the ILG8SFRC Exhaust Fan Remote Control Kit. ... Update: install complete with remote control.  ...  "
Features
 6
would, thermostat, fan, attached, temperature
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Variable speed switch is a nice feature.  ...  "
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" ...  I attached a thermostat for automatic control and it works great!  ...  "
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" ...  We Attached to a temperature monitoring switch.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the unit on its own 15amp circuit with a simple on/off switch.  ...  "
Hair
 6
hole, cutting, saw, outside, opening
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The most important advise I can offer is that when doing the rough in that you cut your opening to the specs for you particular model as per the instruction manual.  ...  "
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" ...  I would say the hardest part of this install was cutting the hole.  ...  "
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" ...  Cut a hole the right size.  ...  "
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" ...  Hardest part of the job was cutting through the stucco on the outside of the building.  ...  "
Storage
 6
fan, sides, gap, frame, container
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I have a 12' wide by 20' long by 7' high shed, equaling 1680 cubic feet.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed in a 40' high cube shipping container.  ...  "
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" ...  There is precious little space in the electrical connection box to get a piece of 14/2 Romex in there and make connections.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of install would depend on application but these worked like a charm for our shipping storage containers.  ...  "
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" ...  Fan is the perfect size to ventilate my 20' storage container.  ...  "
Heating
 5
heat, motor, gets, exhausting, trailer
+80%
-20%
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" ...  But it is drawing in fresh and exhausting hot.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed this in a 10x12 shed for our chickens in the NC heat.  ...  "
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" ...  I used butt splices and heat shrink.  ...  "
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" ...  It's exhausting the heat like a charm!  ...  "
Food Items
 5
works, good, fan, wood, stove
+100%
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" ...  It’s doing a great job keeping a good air flow in our chicken coop  ...  "
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" ...  Using the fan in our chicken coop.  ...  "
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" ...  It works great, keeps my chicken coop so much cooler  ...  "
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" ...  This was exactly what we needed for our enclosed grilling area.  ...  "
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" ...  Works so good it snuffed out my wood stove.  ...  "
Design
 5
design, good
+80%
-20%
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" ...  There is no vibration and outside it looks fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Now that’s what a job should look like.  ...  "
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" ...  looks and works grate.  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 4
minimal, noise level, motor, hum
+25%
-75%
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" ...  The noise level is high though.  ...  "
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" ...  The hum is not from vibration, but just motor noise.  ...  "
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" ...  And it’s still making the noise.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 4
keep, bugs, fan, wasps, sharp
+50%
-50%
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" ...  No screen, but bugs in everywhere anyway .  ...  "
Display Clarity
 4
fan, keep, efficiency, bugs, wasps
+25%
-75%
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" ...  No screen, but bugs in everywhere anyway .  ...  "
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" ...  Will be contacting the mfgr tomorrow for a resolution.  ...  "
Battery Life
 4
went, failed
+25%
-75%
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" ...  It failed after a few hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought 2 and both went out within 48 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Chinese motor lasted 4 hours.  ...  "
Door
 3
hole, fan, exterior, cut, closed
+100%
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" ...  Simply cut a hole in my Exterior door and installed.  ...  "
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" ...  i cant just fling the shop door closed or it comes right back from the draw.  ...  "
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" ...  And the natural vacuum you get when opening an exterior door pulls it closed if the fan is off at that particular time.  ...  "
Drying
 3
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Works well in our small dry cleaners.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband wanted this for his drying room.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
fumes, dust, wire cage, temperature, motor
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Turned it off and cleaned it.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
turned, put, pressure, opening, louvers
+100%
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" ...  it sucks the heat out and maintains a comfortable air inside.  ...  "
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" ...  I would give 5 stars if it was a little more friendly to secure.  ...  "
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" ...  Based on what I have seen over the past week, this will undoubtedly save me on AC expense and has already created a more comfortable living space.  ...  "

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