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Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan

Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan

About This Bathroom Fan

MFG: Broan-Nutone
MFG#: QTRE080R
Our#: 175518
CFM: 80 CFM
Duct Diameter: 4"
Sones (Loudness): 0.8
Grille Dimensions: 13" X 14"
Mounting Opening: 11" X 12"
1 Function: Fan

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Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan
. Easily installed from the room below without attic access. Fits 2" x 8" ceiling construction.

Retrofitting to an Ultra SilentT fan has never been easier. The QTRE080R Ultra SilentT Retrofit Fan means upgrading bath ventilation doesn't have to mean upsetting everything. Broan makes it easy with the new QTRE080R Retrofit Fan.

With a telescoping frame and a unique duct attachment system, installation is simplified. The fan goes in faster, connects to joists more solidly, and eliminates unprofessional "rigging." There's also no patching, priming or painting when you're done. That's what the Broan QTRE080R Retrofit Fan does for you.

FEATURES:

  • 80 CFM, 0.8 Sones, Energy Star Qualified
  • Easily installed from the room below without attic access. Fits 2" x 8" ceiling construction.
  • No mounting ears means no drywall patching or painting
  • Can be installed without extra wood on top of drywall
  • Unique telescoping mounting frame works with virtually any joist spread
  • Frame design allows for extremely solid four-point mount
  • Horizontal, between-joist adjustability for room centering when desired
  • New, specially-designed duct connector bracket attaches to frame and allows for duct pre-attachment without housing
  • Housing simply slides up into frame and bracket with perfect alignment
  • UL Listed for use over tub or shower when installed in a GFCI protected branch circuit

SPECIFICATIONS:
CFM - 80
Sones - .8
Mounting Opening - 11" X 12"
Duct Size - 4"
Grille Dimensions - 13" X 14"
Housing Dimensions - 10-1/2" X 11-3/8" X 7-5/8"

     

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Broan-NutoneBroan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan
 
4.2

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (13)
  • Quiet (12)
  • Good power output (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller rooms / apartments (6)
    • Bathroom (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (11), Avid do-it-yourselfer (6)

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    4.0

    Pretty much as advertised

    By SJOWG

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Broan-Nutone Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan:

      The greatest advantage to this product is that it doesn't require attic access, making it perfect for retrofit in a downstairs bathroom. Installation was relatively easy, though there were a few hitches.

      Using the cardboard template (as shown in the video) didn't work well, I ended up with a cutout larger than the frame required and had to patch it. Fortunately the larger grille covers it up so that no one sees.

      My home was built back in the 1960s, so I had a 3" rigid duct that could not be replaced without tearing into the ceiling. The biggest problems I encountered were with that duct. I had to cut it back to provide room for the 4" to 3" adaptor, and to allow room for a flex connection, since the duct port on the old fan came in on the opposite side. Since I didn't want to open up the ceiling, I had to find a way to cut back the rigid ducting within a limited space. Fortunately, I was able to pull it far enough forward to cut with a hacksaw (next time I'll use a Dremel tool with a cutting blade). Even so, the flex connection does a complete 360-degree turn so as to line up with the port on the fan--I'm sure it would be both quieter and more efficient if it were a straight connection.

      Bottom line: it is much easier than it might have been to install this new fan, and it was great that I could do this on the first floor of my 2-storey house. This fan is certainly quieter than the ancient contractor-grade fan it replaced, and it works better as well. But if you have an older home it's not quite the piece of cake that the video would lead you to believe.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy Install for Replacement Fan

      By The DIYs

      from Milford, PA

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Powerful
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Broan-Nutone Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan:

        We replaced a noisy contractor grade fan in our 5' x 8' bathroom. The installation was really easy compared to a replacement fan we did in another bathroom a year or so ago. The design makes replacement very easy when you don't have access from above. The fan moves quite a bit of air and is very quiet.

         
        5.0

        Great retrofit fan

        By Judy

        from Alaska

        About Me Handyman, Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Rooms
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Broan-Nutone Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan:

          Glad to find a retrofit fan- we can't access the attic, and didn't want to tear up the ceiling. Original fan installation had rigid ductwork - had to replace a section with flex duct to connect with the duct connector bracket (see page 4 of instructions). The bracket still bent a bit, causing a gap between it and the housing after the housing was pushed up into the ceiling opening. Remedied that by removing the blower assembly (page 6), and taping the gap airtight with metal duct tape. This solution could remedy other reviewer's comments on this topic.

           
          5.0

          Great prodcut an EASY to install!

          By BOBL273

          from Phila, PA

          About Me Handyman, Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Powerful
          • Sleek Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Broan-Nutone Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan:

              I have been looking for a product like this for years! The sliding bracket made installation a breeze! My only con, if you can call it that is the fan is a bit noisier than I thought it would be, but it is still better that the $5 builder's POC fan that I replaced! Easily a 5 star item!

               
              3.0

              Installation in old house

              By Dan

              from Vermont

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

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                    Comments about Broan-Nutone Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan:

                    In my old house there turned out to be too little depth in the hole left when I took out the old fan, because the existing ceiling was dropped below the original lath. I had to adapt nearly every aspect of the installation, which took a great deal of time and fiddling. I do feel, however, that it went better than it would have with a fan not designed for retrofitting. Also, the draft stopper butterfly seemed flimsy and did not reliably close until I taped a coin to the bottom part of it to provide more weight. Even then it did not seal very well. The same is true for the joints between the fan body and the separate neck that holds the draft stopper. That area should be manufactured with a brush seal or a rubber seal, as the metal-to-metal seal is not very tight when the fan body is slid up into place.

                     
                    5.0

                    Piece of cake to install

                    By Mike

                    from West Milford, NJ

                    About Me Handyman, Homeowner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Broan-Nutone Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan:

                        Great fan at a great price. Real easy to install, nice and quite too!

                         
                        4.0

                        Very Easy Installation

                        By MI. Electrician

                        from Port Huron,MI

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Powerful
                        • Quiet
                        • Sleek Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basements

                          Comments about Broan-Nutone Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan:

                          This unit was very easy to install after I removed the old unit. The whole job took less than two hours to complete. Great product

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent product as described

                          By Barely Able Cons

                          from Mi

                          About Me Homeowner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Smaller Rooms

                            Comments about Broan-Nutone Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan:

                            Large fan box...ensure you have enough clearance above to install..

                             
                            4.0

                            Ventilation Fan was Fine

                            By Travis Man

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Homeowner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Bathroom
                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about Broan-Nutone Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan:

                              Although the project was very difficult due to a very odd bathroom overhead configuration (I had to return my original fan choice since it required access from above), the ventilation fan was easy to hook up & install. It's nice and quiet, just what I was hoping for.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Best for the money

                              By Wally

                              from Vista,Ca.

                              About Me Handyman, Homeowner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Powerful
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Broan-Nutone Broan QTRE080R Easy-Retrofit UltraSilent Fan:

                                  Being concerned about removal,The old one came out easily. The rest was easy.What a difference from the 25 year old one I removed.So much quieter.Make sure you fasten the frame securely to make it work quietly I can't tell if it's on .

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