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where to buy a retro kitchen exhaust fan?

Posted by yellowpups (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 7, 10 at 14:29

Anyone know where I can find a retro style (50's or 60's)through-wall exhaust fan that I would install in the wall above my stove/range? You know,... the kind with the pull-chain? Would like to find this in chrome or satin chrome if possible. I want to install this in my 50's cottage kitchen instead of a vent hood. I know that Broan makes one, but the cover is white plastic. (link: http://www.drillspot.com/products/51657/Broan_506_Kitchen_Wall_Fan). A company called 'Laurelhurst' also makes custom-designed retro fans - gorgeous, but wickedly expensive (link:http://www.laurelhurstfancompany.com/fanshop.html). I appreciate any and all help with this! Thanks!


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RE: where to buy a retro kitchen exhaust fan?

This one doesn't have the pull chain, but it's a brushed stainless finish.

http://retrorenovation.com/2007/10/01/50s-style-nutone-ceilingwall-fan-solves-your-exhaust-issues/


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RE: where to buy a retro kitchen exhaust fan?

I haven't used these, but I found them on the internet.

Here is a link that might be useful: laurelhurst fans


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RE: where to buy a retro kitchen exhaust fan?

Unfortunately the Laurelhurst fans are not designed to exhaust grease. They are great looking though.

You MAY be able to use a Nutone or wall fan that is acceptable for cooking areas and use a Laurelhurst Grille, which is available separately. However, even the grilles are pricey.


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RE: where to buy a retro kitchen exhaust fan?

Broan makes one with a pullchain that claims it can be used in kitchens:

or

Here is a link that might be useful: Broan 10-inch pullchain wall fan


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RE: where to buy a retro kitchen exhaust fan?

Just a warning,these fans can be freakishly loud.


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RE: where to buy a retro kitchen exhaust fan?

As they accumulate grease without a cleanout provision, they can also be considered fire hazards and may be against code. Contact your building department and fire department before planning on using one.


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