Originally Posted by rbryan4
It wasn't just the venting though, but the noise. This new fan moves about 10 times as much air as the old one when it's set on low (has 3 speeds). Even on high I'd say it's about 80% quieter than the stock fan.
Agreed. We are very happy with the mod. This is a serious fan (squirrel cage design) not just for cooking, but for users that might be looking for a trailer ventilator too. Obviously for many the MaxxFan is plenty, but others (without A/C?) might be looking to move more air at a decent noise level. We started with a rare fully recirculating range hood (read: useless noisemaker) that ETI used for just a short while, so this mod was a no-brainer! The two level LED is a bonus. The lower level is a perfect nightlight. Love the indoor slide damper and high quality exterior vent too.