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Old 12-11-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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Built a basement man cave a few years back for a good customer, complete with a half bath. Fast forward to now, and he's having weekly card games down there with guys drinking beer, eating hot sausages etc, and needs an alternative to gas masks for everyone.

The only practical way to vent the bathroom is to run 4" duct above the suspended ceiling clear over to the opposite (and unfinished) side of the basement and then outside. In a way, that's a good thing because it gives me the option to locate the fan and its noise "over there", and not try to mount a standard fan through the suspended ceiling.

Not having a lot of success trying to locate an inline fan with good CFM at a (ahem) reasonable price. Suggestions?
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I don't know if menards is in your area, but they carry inline duct fans for several sizes. Also check growing supply stores if any in your area.
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Fantech...quiet, work great & never had a problem.

Might not be the cheapest but you'll never fool with it again.

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I really like the Panasonic fans. They can be REALLY quiet depending on your requirements and the needed CFM. I think I've spent in the low $200's for the last couple inlines. The Whisper series is usually around $150-175 for a standard bath fan but it will be less than 1 sone so noise really isn't an issue. I actually always need to install timer switches because many people don't realize they're running.
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Panasonic. Call your local pro supplier for the real price - the prices you see on-line are for suckers.
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Thanks, guys. Never thought I'd look forward to putting a vent in a suspended ceiling, but this'll be a first for me.
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Panasonic. Call your local pro supplier for the real price - the prices you see on-line are for suckers.
I've never seen a Panasonic duct fan. I've used the ceiling mounts. Guess I'll have to check their website.

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I've never seen a Panasonic duct fan. I've used the ceiling mounts. Guess I'll have to check their website.

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You have to put them on a timer or no one will ever know they're running; the ceiling fans at least are right there, and you can tell if you listen.
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You have to put them on a timer or no one will ever know they're running; the ceiling fans at least are right there, and you can tell if you listen.
I've installed the Panasonic ceiling install units. They are very nice, a few have had the moisture sensors and the auto low speed.

Tin had asked about a duct fan, thats why I recommended the Fantech.

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I've installed the Panasonic ceiling install units. They are very nice, a few have had the moisture sensors and the auto low speed.

Tin had asked about a duct fan, thats why I recommended the Fantech.

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Yep. I'll have to try out the Fantech some time just to see. It looks as if they are smaller than the in-line Panasonics, which could be useful. The in-line Panasonics are fairly bulky.

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