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    Broan-Nutone Eco-Vent

    Model # EV100|Store SKU # 1000162544

    Overview
    Specifications
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    Overview

    Model # EV100 Store SKU # 1000162544

    The EcoVent by Broan is the only exit vent to feature the patented floating ball check valve. This award winning innovation improves air flow efficiency, reduces heating costs and provides an airtight thermal seal that prvents condensation in ducts while eliminating backdrafts.

    1. Noiseless: provides virtually silent operation even in strong winds
    1. Secure: Grid and ball prevent animal intrusions

    Specifications

    Dimensions

    Assembled Depth (in inches)
    10
    Assembled Height (in inches)
    19
    Assembled Weight (in lbs)
    1.7
    Assembled Width (in inches)
    7.25
    Packaged Depth (in inches)
    10
    Packaged Height (in inches)
    19
    Packaged Weight (In lbs)
    1.7
    Packaged Width (in inches)
    7.25

    Details

    Country of Origin
    CA-Canada

    Warranty / Certifications

    1 year parts & labour
    Eco-VentPhoto of productThe EcoVent by Broan is the only exit vent to feature the patented floating ball check valve. This award winning innovation improves air flow efficiency, reduces heating costs and provides an airtight thermal seal that prvents condensation in ducts while eliminating backdrafts.
    Broan-Nutone
    1000162544
    Eco-Vent is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 10.
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    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Buy Hi, I bought this thinking it would be better than the rest. It started out noisy and keeps getting worse. The ball rattles around so the whole neighbourhood can hear it. No kidding! Brutal! Additionally, it does not seal after so the dryer is freezing and it leaks into the laundry room. No amount of fiddling with it helps. DO NOT BUY and save yourself the grief. Chris
    Date published: 2016-12-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great (once you apply a minor modification) When I first installed one of these 4 years ago, I had the same problems that others here have had--the ball not opening completely and instead rattling around in the air stream. It reminded me of the old science experiment of a ping pong ball being held up in mid-air by a blast of air from a upwards-pointed vacuum cleaner hose. The ball will always try to stay centred in the air stream. Turns out that same principle applies here. You can eliminate the vibrations by putting a piece of foil tape (the type used for duct work) over 2 adjacent slots on one side of the exhaust hood. This forces the air flow to be slightly off-centre and that pulls the ball sideways with it. The ball will snap fully open no longer vibrate. I've used this method for over 4 years with no problems -- nice and quiet operation.
    Date published: 2016-04-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Restricts bathroom fan airflow Even with a new fan, short length of rigid tubing and window open to ensure enough makeup air, the styrofoam ball never fully opens. It moves about an inch then just rattles around, restricting airflow. If I push it up with a pencil, it stays fully open and I can feel the increase in flow. Once the fan is off, the ball moves to the closed position and seals well. Maybe a dryer has more airflow, but for a bathroom fan it doesn't work.
    Date published: 2015-11-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Jury's still out I put one of these in about a month ago now. Like the reviewers above, I'm finding the ball is not closing after the dryer has run. I'm forced to go outside every time the dryer has run, with a flashlight and a pencil, to check if it's dropped down, sealing properly. So, great concept, but POOR in practice. I'm going to persevere, try to see where it's hanging up, try a sanding paddle of some sort, improve the clearance if I can. But it's very frustrating having to do modification on a brand new product! Broan should REALLY have tested these more and refined the shapes involved in the mechanism. The only reason I've given it two stars (instead of 1) is the inovative design. It COULD be a good product. But as-is...
    Date published: 2013-01-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good. I bought this dryer vent because i was having issues with the cheap builder grade vent installed on the side of my house. After doing minimal research i found out the vent the builder installed on my very expensive home was worth 4 bucks to buy brand new. What drew me to this vent in particular was the fact that it was insulated. My laundry room is located on the main floor of my house, so any added insulation to keep the cold winter air out was a bonus. I remember my wife telling me how cold it would get inside the dryer during the winter. Basic logic tells me the dryer will perform more efficiently in the winter the warmer i can keep it inside the machine.. Installation was straight forward. I purchased some metal foil tape and used it to tape the plastic vent onto the metal duct. i found it would separate fairly easily, so i secured it with the tape before screwing it to the wall and caulking around it. I used this vent in combination with the Dundas Jafine Space Saver Aluminum Dryer Vent which was also purchased at Home Depot (See my review). Now that the vent is installed it works great. My wife says she has noticed a difference already and says the dryer is drying the clothes better now. I admittedly dont do much laundry in my house, so i will have to take her word for that. I think the ball design is brilliant. I will have to wait and see if we have issues with the ball freezing in the winter as some have reported but i don't anticipate any problems. This vent works like a champ but i only gave this product 4 stars because i havent seen it perform in the winter yet. I will update this review 6 months from now if i have any issues with it freezing. The only con i have is this vent is a little large, it sticks out a tad further then i'd like to accomodate the ball design. But thats only a minor beef.
    Date published: 2012-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ah, warm laundry room I don't know many home heating products that are under $25 that will give such a noticeable impact as this does. With the old vent my laundry room was quite frigid on days below -10, especially when we keep the room's door shut. Last night is was -20 + wind and when we walked in the room it felt the same temperature as any other. This had a dramatic effect in my situation and I would recommend this to anyone who finds their dryer makes a better icebox in January than a dryer.
    Date published: 2009-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eco-Vent stops energy wasting drafts Hi everyone. If you have not noticed this is the only vent cap being sold that is more than 3 or 4 cheap flaps of plastic waving back and forth in the wind and warm air being sucked out of your house. It actually closes and is draft proof when your appliance or vent fan is off. Hard to believe that something so simple has taken so long to come to the market. I have had one installed for about 4 years and just went out and bought 2 more to install in my parents house. My laundry room used to be a good 10 or 15F colder than the rest of my house in the winter and I would have the floor heating vent wide open. Since I installed this Eco-vent the temp in there is the same as the rest of the house and the heating vent is always closed. As with all things... its a good idea to check it once in a while for any dust that may be in there. A small price to pay for a good seal. It can usually be picked out with your finger or sucked out with the hose of your vacuum cleaner.
    Date published: 2009-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3-4 years and working great I spent a great deal of time making my home airtight and I was never satisfied with the dryer vents I tried. They always leaked and let cold air flow back in, as evidenced by a very cold dryer drum when not in use. The Eco-vent, even after about 3 years of use, is still sealing completely. I was concerned about lint buildup on the exhaust grill, but it doesn't seem to be a problem. There are some other reports on the net about these freezing shut in cold weather, but I haven't experienced that as a problem. I live in Toronto.
    Date published: 2009-04-19
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    What's the diameter, where it connects to the dryer ducting, ie: 4", 5", or? (I have one, and it's failing, need to get something else. It would be nice if Home Depot's "specs" were more than package dim's, btw.)

    Asked by: CoquitlamShopper
    Actually RESOLVED the problem with my Eco-Vent: the ball was not lifting properly, would go up a bit, then just bobble. Finally sorted: there are two slim channels at the right and left edges of the hood. I thought these were superfluous, but found gobs of lint clogging them, and once I'd cleared it: the ball returned to proper behavior, rising completely! Hopefully this will help anyone having similar problems. Really glad I figured this out, was not looking forward to the labour and expense of swapping it out.
    Answered by: CoquitlamShopper
    Date published: 2019-12-16

    Could this be used for a kitchen hood vent?

    I'm thinking about getting a microwave/hood combo and repairing the existing vent that goes outside. Wind is an issue. Would this vent work in that situation?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Many fans are not approved for over-stove use because of the grease particles in the smoke (fire risk and grease buildup). I suspect the styrofoam ball in this hood would not fare well in such an application. 
    Answered by: jchas
    Date published: 2016-04-27

    Can i use this product as a Bathroom exhaust vent on the side of my house?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Depends on how cold of a winter you have in your area. I've been using these on our bathroom vents here in Victoria for 4 years with no problems of freeze-up.
    Answered by: jchas
    Date published: 2020-03-28

    Can this vent be used in a vertical (through the roof) installation ?

    Asked by: 7V01
    No, it needs to be installed against a vertical surface for the gravity-powered ball to return to its closed position.
    Answered by: jchas
    Date published: 2016-04-18

    Can this be used for a propane dryer installation?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, this unit can be used for a propane dryer installation. I hope this helps.
    Answered by: OnlineAssociate
    Date published: 2013-10-23
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