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Abakka and noise

Posted by GWlolo (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 27, 13 at 19:59

I specifically selected abakka because it is supposed to be quiet and have great CFMs. We have hearing loss in the family and the noise of the hood was very important to me. Today an appliance guy who came in to give a quote said that it is a piece of crap and he is called to change them all the time. I don't know if there have been any recent issues with quality or if he is just talking trash. Any feedback from people who have it installed?

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RE: Abakka and noise

I just had the abbaka blower installed on the roof today - no hood hooked up yet but the fan is huge! A good indication that it will be quiet. I would suspect he is talking trash - curious as to what others have to say

RE: Abakka and noise

I can't comment on quality of Abakka fans because I don't own one, but they aren't inexpensive and the name is not well known to the average person. Hence the distribution of their fans about the country (any country) should be very thin. So why would an appliance guy ever see high Abakka fan-changing traffic?

If I had one and thought it were defective, I would contact Abakka. If I thought its design were defective, I'd switch to a commercial up-blast assembly that I knew would be reliable. The only reason for the Abakka and Broan/Wolf low profile centrifugal designs is to reduce the visibility of stuff on the roof. Otherwise, up-blast is a better choice in my view, and in the view of myriad commercial kitchens.


RE: Abakka and noise

I do own an Abakka 1400cfm remote fan that is used with a Modernaire island hood. No 1400cfm fan is going to be quiet. The movement of the air through the baffles is what you hear plus a little motor noise. The good reason to buy a powerful remote fan is you can always turn it down when full cfm's are not needed. I have a friend who has a remote fan attached to a backdraft hood and it also makes noise on high. I am not sure what brand he has. The further the fan from the hood and the install of an inline muffler will help, but moving that much air through mesh are baffles is going to make noise no matter who makes the blower.

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