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Old 06-21-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
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Wall mounted exhaust fan

In need of advice as to which exhaust fan is best for a very large kitchen.
My customer cooks lots of rice and oily foods. I plan to install a wall-mounted fan yet wonder which brand and model is able to move enough air without sounding like a jet engine and looking like an industrial exhaust port. I figure a vent fan with about 460 cfms should do the trick, as the kitchen is open to an adjacent living room which is also about 200 square feet. Any suggestions as to make and model would be greatly appreciated.


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I've used an inline exhaust fan for customers in the past. It can be mounted in the attic or a remote location and ducted to the area you're trying to serve so, noise isn't a factor.


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The key to fan noise is to remove the noise source from the ear (put the motor someplace else) and to prevent noise from traveling (Encase metal duct in sound insulation and put in a 360 degree turn so sound doesn't have a direct travel path back to the kitchen).
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Originally Posted by RemodelMan View Post
without sounding like a jet engine

a vent fan with about 460 cfms
6 sones is achievable.
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