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Panasonic FV-30VQ3 WhisperCeiling 290 CFM Ceiling Mounted Fan

4.6 out of 5 stars 149 customer reviews
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  • Totally enclosed condenser motor and double-tapered, dolphin shaped bladed blower wheel quietly moves air
  • Air Volume (CFM): 290 (257 at 0.25" static pressure)
  • Blower Wheel Type: Sirocco
  • Fan housing is made of heavy-gauge zinc galvanized steel
  • Rated 290 cubic feet per minute. Duct Diameter: 6-Inch

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Product Description

Panasonic WhisperCeiling FV-30VQ3 Exhaust Fan FV30VQ3 1040

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The Panasonic FV-30VQ3 WhisperCeiling 290 CFM fan features a totally enclosed condenser motor and a double-tapered, dolphin shaped bladed blower wheel to quietly move air. A small wheel turning very fast will create more noise than a large wheel turning more slowly for a given airflow. Panasonic fans use a wide blower wheel that move a large amount of air at reduced RPMs, so they are quiet enough that you might not even know they're on. With a 2.0 sone level and rated 290 cubic feet per minute, this fan is designed to give you continuous, trouble-free operation for many years due to its high-quality components and permanently lubricated motors which wear at a slower pace. We designed the electrical configuration of this model's condenser motor to allow it to operate at lower temperatures, increasing the life of the motor and bearings. And, the fan housing is made of heavy-gauge zinc galvanized steel and painted to protect it from rust. This Energy Star qualified fan has a built-in damper to prevent back draft, which helps to prevent outside air from coming through the fan. The Panasonic FV-30VQ3 WhisperCeiling 290 CFM Ceiling Mounted Fan is covered by a manufacturer warranty for period of three years from the date of the original purchase and is sold one item per package.

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Part Number FV-30VQ3
Item Weight 19 pounds
Product Dimensions 19.4 x 15.6 x 12.5 inches
Origin China
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Item model number FV-30VQ3
Size 290 CFM
Color White
Style Traditional
Finish Steel
Material Steel
Voltage 120 volts
Wattage 64.00
Installation Method Ceiling
Item Package Quantity 1
Air Flow Capacity 290 CFM
Certification Energy Star
Special Features Energy Star RatedEnergy Star Rated
Usage Household
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description ALL Parts: For period of 3 years (36 months) from the date of the original purchase. DC Motor: For period of 6 years (72 months) from the date of the original purchase.

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ASIN B00013BMP8
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4.6 out of 5 stars 149 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #10,570 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#38 in Home Improvement > Building Supplies > HVAC > Ventilation Fans
#52 in Home Improvement > Kitchen & Bath Fixtures > Bathroom Fixtures > Bathroom Fixture Accessories
Shipping Weight 17.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available November 24, 2003

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By Victor H. Agresti TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 29, 2009
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Panasonic FV30VQ3 Ceiling Fan

I installed two of these fans near the peak of a cathedral ceiling in a new "sunroom", to exhaust hot air on summer days. Each fan is on a timer, so one or both fans can be used. A 3rd fan was installed in a new storage room used for painting and chemical cleaning.

The only negative - the fan frame's actual height is 9 3/8", while the 2x10's in that storage room ceiling were only 9 1/4", so some shimming was necessary. Other than that, they were pretty easy to install in NEW construction. Installation in existing construction would be significantly more difficult, as you would have to get a switched 14/2 NM cable to the fan's junction box AND connect the fan's 6" steel output pipe to a 6" duct that exhausts air through a damper to the outside.

This fan requires a mounting opening of 12 3/16" (square).

The best thing about these fans is they are not loud. No one makes a silent fan that moves 300 CFM, but the mild sound of whooshing air with this model is not objectionable. In a house we remodeled last year, I installed a Broan model 504 10" Vertical Discharge Fan rated for sound at 6 sones, and it's way too noisy. I should have used one of these 2-sone Panasonic models.

The plastic grille easily attaches after the drywall is finished, and it looks great.

Highly recommended.
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My husband and I bought this fan for a basement exhaust. This was replacing the previous owner's fan which was only 50cfm. My husband is an electrician, so before installing it, I had him rig the fan so we could make sure it worked correctly. I'd hate to install it and then find out it's broken or it wasn't what we wanted. Wow, the power on this fan was outstanding and it was so quiet for having so much power!!!!! Exactly what we wanted!!! PLEASE READ ON:

We brought the fan with us to Home Depot to make sure we got the correct parts for venting. (I hate having to run back and forth to the store for parts) So anyway, we wanted to reduce it to a 4" out the side wall with a laundry vent. We bought the reducer, a 6" down to 4", a 10 ft. - 4" hose, the laundry vent, some flex tape, and then connected it all. Well, we turned on the fan and it was so noisy, also the output from the outside of the house didn't nearly seem like enough. I kept wondering what we did wrong :( Well, I ended up back at home depot. I figured that we reduced the fan down to the 4" too soon. Instead of putting the reducer right at the output of the fan, we bought a 6" hose and used the reducer (same 6" to 4") right before going to the outside laundry vent. HUGE difference!!!!!!! The fan was so quiet, and the output from the outside vent was awesome.

As for the measurements from the other review, they are correct. I now understand what he was talking about. The electrical box on this fan is on the bottom of the unit. It does make it quite tricky with the drywall and I now understand why he had to do a little adjusting when he installed it.
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This fan moves a lot of air...and that's great. That's why I bought it. Unfortunately, in older construction it is difficult to install and the installation instructions are not accurate. The instructions show mounting the fan to two ceiling joists and two headers (running between the joists). That is the "normal" way to attach all four side of a bathroom fan when mounting it. The instructions warn against mounting the fan to anything that cannot support three times the weight of the fan. But the junction box is located flush to the mounting face and extends out from the body by almost three inches (look carefully at the product picture and you can see this). It is nearly impossible to have a normal header or any support on that side of the fan, leaving the user to only attach this heavy fan on three sides risking possible unwanted vibration due to the power of the fan motor. Unless, you decide to get really creative with notching a 2" x 6" to accommodate the junction box and use it in the horizontal position as a header. Had the junction box been located in one of the spacious voids in the housing itself, or even been located at the same height as the discharge outlet, I would have given this fan 4 stars because it would have been reasonably easy to mount. The remaining missing star is because although I went the extra mile to mount it securely on all four sides, and although the fan motor itself is amazingly quiet for the amount of air that it's moving, there is a rattle in the housing that I cannot seem to silence by tightening the few screws that are exposed on the housing and that rattle doubles the noise level of the fan.
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This fan is great! It moves a great amount of air and I can feel the draft on my legs. While it is still audible, it is quiet enough to have a conversation under it.

However, it definitely was not the easiest fan to install. The hole template provided is simply to get you started. Luckily, it was easy to disassemble (to help with installation) and put back together. With the inside cover off, I had a better view of how to line everything up. It has a bit of weight to it, so lifting it up and down 12+ times to get the hole "just right" can be a bit frustrating. You have to allow some additional space (about 1") for the 6" vent assembly (and where it all comes together) at the bottom of the fan. If there is Sheetrock in the way, it won't line up. It took me a few tries to figure this one out. I didn't have to cut an odd sized hole for the electrical box. You will want to wire the electrical box first. There is a quick disconnect between the electrical box and fan wiring. Next, I attached the vent assembly to the fan body after attaching the fan frame to the two newly installed 2x4 braces between my rafters. The end opposite of the vent assembly is attached to the existing rafter. Plug the fan in to the already wired electrical box and you should be good to go.

When disassembled, everything inside looked to be quality. No flimsy metal parts and pieces, no cheap connectors and wiring. The interior turbine was plastic, but very sturdy with no wiggles or shakes. This fan looks built to last awhile. I was happy to see this, and the build finish and overall quality is why I'm rating this fan at 5 stars.
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