Broan 509 Utility Fan, 8" Through Wall Fan Reviews

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Amateur Remodeler Cleveland, TN 2012-03-03

Big Fan with X-Large Wall Cap

I ordered this fan after first contacting Broan and discussing my needs (an exhaust fan for a bottom level laundry/bathroom in a tri-level home). I stated that I would have to place this very near to the ceiling on the side wall because only that upper part of the downstairs wall was above ground outside. This fan was recommended based upon my room size; however, I was not told or cautioned that the outside wall cap for this is quite large (17 1/2" in height alone). So, when it arrived and I saw it, I immediately knew that it was not usable for my situation. I will say that it appeared to be of superior quality!! And, I had ordered the variable speed control switch because I only needed about 100 CFM and wasn't planning to operate this fan at full speed. The outside wall cap would have been touching the ground, though. So, although I never installed it, I believe it is probably an excellent fan. Just make sure you have the space for the large wall cap outside. I have now place