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Old 09-08-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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Fantastic Fan in Bathroom - What Vent Cover?

Do I need to buy the Fan Mate 850 Vent Cover or can I just go with a MaxxAir II? Has anyone had any experience with the Fantastic Fan and these vent covers?
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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Do I need to buy the Fan Mate 850 Vent Cover or can I just go with a MaxxAir II? Has anyone had any experience with the Fantastic Fan and these vent covers?
I Put a max air II over my fantastic fun .
No issues.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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Do I need to buy the Fan Mate 850 Vent Cover or can I just go with a MaxxAir II? Has anyone had any experience with the Fantastic Fan and these vent covers?
Good question, I was wondering the same thing. When I went through the PDI, the dealer advised me to not put any cover over the fan. But I would like to keep the rain out when open and I think we would use it more if it had a cover.

Doesn't the fan have a plastic flange as opposed to a normal vent having a aluminium one? If so any problems or special installation requirements for mounting to the plastic?
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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I have the fan mate 850 setup in the bathroom, it was the cover recomended by the dealer so that it would not restrict the airflow of the fantastic fan.The fan can move alot of air in or out. The FF has a plastic cover that opens fully inside of the 850 no problem. I leave it open all the time and set the thermostat on the FF to pull hot air out when we are not there.
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Fan-tastic makes a cover as well, cheaper price than the 850. Anyone use it or have any feedback on it?
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I have the fantastic fan vent cover and it seems to work fine. To install it you take 4 screws out of the fantastic fan housing and install the brackets using there supplied larger screws.
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Found this video, I did notice they did not compare it to the 850.
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I think I like the way the 850 faces downward to help with windswept rain
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I Put a max air II over my fantastic fun .
No issues.
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