Thursday, February 14, 2013

NuTone Light/Fan/Heater Combo Fixture

The NuTone Light/Fan/Heater Combo Fixture, a view of the thing after installation.

This three function fixture generally costs around one hundred dollars, but I've seen it priced on for less.  In my parent's home there are a couple of these things, and they are twenty years old now, and I assure you there has been nothing to go "wrong" with either of them.  Of course the light bulbs wind up having to be changed, but the exhaust fan and the electric heater, which also involves the use of a one hundred twenty volt fan motor, have both worked since day one.

If either the exhaust fan or the electric heater/fan or just the electric heating element were to fail, well, there are parts available for those, easy replacements.

These are really good products for the homeowner, but I assure you that for the electrician installing one on the "rough in" phase of the job, or the "finish" phase of the job, they are beastly nasty things that you do not want to see or touch.
They can be a bit of a bitch to get hung on the rafters...unless you happen to have someone who'll hold it for you while you nail it to the rafters, and they are even more of a bitch to assemble and wire in on the finishing end of the job....unless, of course, you have someone to hold a flashlight for you so you can see the tiny screw holes and line them up.

Product Description

Fitting easily within a 2-by-6-inch beam, this multi-purpose 665RP ceiling unit from NuTone functions as a 70 CFM exhaust fan, a 100-watt light, and a 1250-watt fan-forced heater. Perfect for use in a smaller size bathroom, all three functions can be used independently of each other or together simultaneously. The exhaust fan helps minimize moisture in the air during a shower, while the heater quickly warms the room, making it more comfortable when getting ready for work or school in the morning. The unit comes thematically sealed behind a white polymeric grill for safety, and the light lens snaps on and off for easy bulb replacement (uses a 100-watt incandescent bulb, not included). For fast, easy installation, the unit provides color-coded wiring, a ground lead, four-way adjustable hangar bars, and mounting clips. With its clean, sleek design, the 665RP ceiling fan/heater/light blends in well with surrounding decor, and its overall housing measures 14-5/8 by 7-7/8 by 5-5/8 inches.
Since they opened their doors in 1936, NuTone has been creating innovative products for the home. Their product offerings include everything from built-in electric heaters, ceiling fans, and bath/ventilation fans to indoor air-quality products, range hoods, and attic ventilators, as well as medicine cabinets, door chimes, intercom systems, and home theatre systems. NuTone founded many of the product innovations that are now considered industry standards. After being acquired by Nortek in 1998, NuTone was added to Nortek's Broan Group. Though NuTone is now Broan-NuTone, the company's commitment of delivery the finest products in the industry remains the same. Item does not come with a switch pad or panel. There is no accessory Included with the item.


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