Bathroom exhaust fan - I want a loud one


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Old 09-15-10, 06:02 PM
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Bathroom exhaust fan - I want a loud one

So maybe this is an odd request. But I like a loud exhaust fan to drown out "noises".

Upon a recent trip to the big box stores all I can find are quiet units. Seems nobody likes a loud bath fan.

Any suggestions short of some sort of industrial kitchen fan?
 
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Old 09-15-10, 07:31 PM
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Maybe a white noise generator on the same feed as the fan. Last time I was on a jury they they used white noise in the jury box so we couldn't hear sidebars between the judge and lawyers.

Heres a sample Google for "white noise generator".

http://simplynoise.com/
http://www.naturestapestry.com/generator.html
 
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Old 09-16-10, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ray2047 View Post
Maybe a white noise generator on the same feed as the fan. Last time I was on a jury they they used white noise in the jury box so we couldn't hear sidebars between the judge and lawyers.

Heres a sample Google for "white noise generator".

SimplyNoise - The Best Free White Noise Generator on the Internet.
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Now that's an idea actually!

We use a sound machine in the bedroom that makes "white noise" to drown out household background noise.

That would probably make me fall asleap on the throne! LOL j/k
 
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Upon a recent trip to the big box stores all I can find are quiet units.
Did you check out their thru the wall 8 inch bath fans? They are relatively loud, and move lots of air - 180 CFM.
 
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Instead of a loud fan why not add some sound proofing to the room to keep the noise from escaping. A solid core door goes a long way.
 
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This is funny!
How about a change of diet?

Just kidding.
A radio will work and the noise it makes is adjustable.
 
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Old 09-21-10, 05:40 PM
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Hrm.. I could get a thru the wall fan and pipe it into the livingroom.

Sorry, it's hard to avoid potty humor when we're talking about the potty. hehe

I think the utility type fan is going to be the best bet. I found some in the 6-7 sone range that move a whopping 200ish CFM of air. Since I have unrestricted attic access the 7" duct shouldnt be an issue.

All kidding aside, am I the only one that likes a loud bath fan?
 

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Yes. I take a certain amount of pride in my work and I am not shy about showing it off.
 
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Be aware that fan noise will seem much louder in the bathroom than outside of it. Any sudden or sharp noises will still be more noticeable outside of the bathroom than the low rumbling of the fan. A loud fan might only give you a false sense of security.
 
 

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