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hedge

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Posted: 10/18/19 10:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also have that fan and quite like it. Some of the controls are a bit odd though but not a big deal.

If it does have a draw when off then it must be small as I have a battery monitor and don't see any noticeable draw.


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I have the Maxxair 8500 with remote (required, due to vertically challenged DW) and the rain sensor. Even with the rain sensor, you'll still want a cover, and here is why:
The fan is running and the lid is open, and it begins to rain, so the fan shuts off and the lid closes. So far so good. Then it stops raining, and you want to open the vent. But the rain sensor is wet and thinks it is still raining, and will not allow the lid to open. So you press the button that shuts the sensor off. Now the lid opens, even with the water on the sensor. The sensor remains off, even after you turn the fan off and close the lid. Then next time you use it, the sensor is still off. Then it rains... and the lid stays open, because you told it to.


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Posted: 10/18/19 07:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You may prefer a clear rather than a smoke model. We had a smoke model in our bathroom and it was always too dark, had to use the light even in the daytime. Replaced it with a clear model and now it's nice and light in there.

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I had never had any issues with Fantastic Vent Fans until they were bought out by the current owners! Now looking at the changes that they have made to the product that needed no changes , I reluctantly will have to buy something else!

They used to guarantee their products virtually forever and seldom were there issues with quality or parts failing. This new crop of products will not stand the test of time!

Like most products on the market today it’s all about the Bling and nor about quality of construction!


Rob & Jean
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