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NuTone 100 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan with Light and Heater

Help provide your bathroom with functionality and comfort with the NuTone 100 CFM Bath Fan with Light and Heater. This directionally-adjustable bath fan with light and heater features a rotatable heater grille that helps direct heat to conserve energy. This steel bath fan with light and heater also requires one 100-watt incandescent bulb.
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How do I change the lightbulb? The unit is very secure to the ceiling and I do not want to break anything. Thanks

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Bill
Euless texas
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March 25, 2014
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March 26, 2014
To replace the light bulb, remove the lens by gently depressing sides and pull down. Use a maximum 100-Watt incandescent bulb.
To re-install the lens, hook the tabs on one end of the lens into the slot in the grille. Lift other end of lens up and
snap into place.
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Why are the dimensions provided in the answer to Pat's questions so different than those listed in specifications?

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James
Dallas, Texas
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February 27, 2014
The specifications list dimensions for the 765HL of 14.04 x 10.5, smaller than those offered in the answer to his question.

Also, since these fan housings are mounted using extension rails, installation requires access to ceiling joists on both sides of the unit. How can the mounting be done without cutting a large hole to expose both joists and then fitting a drywall "donut" over the unit housing and doing the taping, bedding, texturing and painting?
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NuToneCustomerSupport
February 28, 2014
The dimensions of the grille is 17.5 x 11.5 inches.
The dimensions of the metal can/housing are: 16 x 10.25 x 5.875 inches.
The website is incorrect. We are working with Home Depot to get that fixed as quickly as possible.
Please contact our Technical Support Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance with all of your installation questions.
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I bought this unit a year ago and the heating element has gone out. Can I buy a new heating element to replace the one in this unit?

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rick
arlington, tx
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February 22, 2014
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February 24, 2014
Please contact the NuTone Customer Service department at 888-336-3948 for a replacement heating element.
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Only cold air blows out of my Nutone 765HL now, is there a part I can buy?

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peggy
san antonio
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February 24, 2013
I think I have the Nutone 765HL Heater/Fan/Light unit. It no longer pushes out hot air, only cold air. The rest of the unit functions are fine - light/vent fan. ...Is there a heating element or something I can get to fix this?
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February 26, 2013
Hi, Peggy. Thank you for your interest in our products. We appreciate your business. From your description of the problem, it appears that you will need a new heating element. I would suggest that you contact our Customer Service Department at 888-336-3948. They will be able to assist in getting you a new part to get your unit operational. Thanks, again.
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mightyyo
Sparks, NV, USA
February 25, 2013
Peggy,

Get in contact with Nutone. They have had problems with the heating element on this unit. I've replaced mine 4 times in the 5 months that its been installed, and the one that is in there now is currently out. I've emailed the company AGAIN and I am waiting for a response. If the heater fan doesn't turn on right away, the heating element burns out. Its a constant problem with this particular product.

Good Luck!
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what are the measurments when it is installed on the bathroom ceiling?

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Pat
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December 31, 2012
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NuToneCustomerSupport
January 2, 2013
Hi, Pat. Thanks for your question. I'm going to answer this in two parts. (1) The housing dimensions are 16" x 10-1/4" x 5-7/8" in depth. (2) the grille cover dimensions are 17-1/2" x 11-1/2". I hope this is helpful. If you have further questions and need to talk to a Customer Service Rep, please dial 888-336-3948. Thanks, again.
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nc10
Baton Rouge, LA
February 2, 2014
The grill that you see on the ceiling is about 16.5" by 12".
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Wiring for the 765HL

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John
Chicago
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June 10, 2012
Does the 765HL require a seperate circuit or can it be wired to the existing power in the bathroom? If it requires a seperate circuit, can one circuit handle two units?
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June 11, 2012
For the most complete answer to these and any other wiring questions you may have, please contact our Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151.
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Scott
Holly Springs, NC, USA
December 29, 2012
I recently installed this unit in may existing bathroom that had just the fan. 14/2 wire was used on existing fan. I removed the switch and covered ends using wire nuts. Basically I disabled the use of this 14/2 wire. Since a separate 20amp circuit is required I re-wired with 12/2 and 12/3 wire. The 12/3 is needed from the unit to the switch since you have three functions to control, light, fan and heater.
Hope this helps.
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Taebo
TN
January 2, 2013
It depends on what size circuit breaker you have and the other items that are on that circuit. If you have a GFCI circuit that just serves that bathroom and is wired with 12-2 wire, you should be able to pull from that circuit. If it is 14-2 wire, then you may run into problems with running the heater and a high-load item such as hair dryer at the same time without tripping the breaker. If your existing bathroom power is run from a circuit that serves other bathrooms or bedrooms (which is typical) then you will likely run into problem when running multiple items at the same time. The box specifically states that a 20-amp dedicated circuit breaker is required and while I do not believe it needs to be a dedicated circuit, it needs to be a very low-load circuit. I have mine wired through a 15-amp circuit that only serves the bathroom GFCI but it was previously wired with 14-2 wire. Mine will trip the breaker when the heater is running and a hair dryer...solution: Don't run the heater when you have to use a hair dryer. For your question as to if one circuit will handle two units...I think that would be similar to my heater and hair dryer scenario, so you're going to be pushing the limits of the circuit, especially if you're using the lights and maybe even the fan at the same time as the heater.
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I purchased the Broan/NuTone Three Function Control Model P66W switch to use with this product. Will this switch work well with the Light/Fan/Heater?

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Greg
Prescott, AZ
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December 11, 2011
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December 12, 2011
Hi, Greg. Thank you for your question concerning the P66W and this Heat/Vent/Light unit. Yes, the P66W is one of the switches we recommend for this unit. Since this unit contains a heater, it is necessary to have a 20 amp dedicated circuit. If you have any further questions and would like to speak with a Technical Support person, please dial 888-336-6151 and they will be happy to assist you further. Thanks, again.
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Larry
Virginia, USA
November 21, 2012
yes
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Scott
Holly Springs, NC, USA
December 29, 2012
Yes. I used the same switch for mind. Works well.
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do you have an installation service of this unit?

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kihomi
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December 4, 2011
i would like to purchase this unit if you could provide us an installation too.
if so, pleas let me know the cost of installation.

thank you
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NuToneCustomerSupport
December 5, 2011
Thank you for your question, however, you would have to contact your local Home Depot store to see if they provide installation services. Thank you.
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can this unit be installed in a walkin shower?

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mj
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November 28, 2011
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NuToneCustomerSupport
November 28, 2011
Thank you for your question on the NuTone model 765HL. We have many fan/light units that are UL listed to be installed in the tub/shower, but when it includes a heater then you CAN NOT install it inside the enclosure. It actually needs to be outside the enclosed area and away from the shower, approximately 2 feet. If you have further questions regarding this matter or the 765HL, please contact our Technical Support group at 888-336-6151. Thank you, again.
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nc10
Baton Rouge, LA
February 2, 2014
Its not recommended by the mfr.
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what's the difference between the NuTon 765HFL and the 765HL

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kathe
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October 19, 2011
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NuToneCustomerSupport
October 20, 2011
The 765HFL has a fluorescent light. The 765HL has an incandescent light.
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eric
October 20, 2011
The HFL includes a CFL bulb with the 2-pin base instead of the normal screw base on the HL model. I would recommend the 765HL, you can install a CFL bulb if you want (I actually did with mine), but you are not locked into that 2-pin base like you would be with the HFL.
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