Rated 5 out of
This is my third CF100T. The previous two units failed because I have an 8ft vertical vent pipe between the bathroom ceiling and the roof which doesn't have a condensation trap fitted. Consequently, water ran down the pipe and into the electronics and blew up the circuitry.
I'm hoping I've cracked the condensation problem by wrapping gaffer (duct) tape around the spigot to create a really snug fit where the fan connects to the vent pipe. If there is a water build-up, it should now drip onto the bathroom floor rather than inside the unit! I've also set the timer to 15 mins to hopefully dispel any condensation in the pipe. Adjusting the timer is done by turning a wheel but it is a bit of a trial and error job!
Interestingly, this model appears to have slightly more 'oomph' (90 cubic metres per hour) rather than the previous two models I had which were rated 85/h). I have noticed a considerable improvement in the extraction efficiency and less condensation on the mirrors after showering.
Two other things I like about this unit: The centrifugal fan (better suited to longer duct runs I understand) and the backdraft shutters to prevent cold air coming in from the outside.
I also feel that this fan is reasonably priced although I wouldn't want to pay any more. Some of the other fans I looked at, although prettier, were considerably more expensive and yet when you read the reviews, they don't seem to perform that well. And what is the point of a having an expensive, sexy-looking fan which doesn't do the job it's supposed to do?
This is not the quietest of fans but I don't find the noise intrusive when in use. More important is that it does its job of clearing condensation. I intend fitting an isolation switch outside the bathroom which will enable me to disconnect the fan (e.g. at night) to reduce noise intrusion.
The jury is out as far as reliability is concerned (hence three stars for reliability) as the previous unit lasted me less than a year, but that as I've said was probably due to me not fitting a condensation trap. Hopefully my gaffer tape workaround will help to extend the life of this product.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of
Good fan/bad timer
A powerful fan although the timer does not work but this is OK for a toilet. It would probably have got 5 stars if timer worked. Very fiddly connection so I fitted a flying lead before starting to ease the wiring. Instructions not brilliant - clockwise depends on which side you view it from.
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 4 out of
Good but didn't last long ..
Easy to fit and performs much better than earlier model fitted to bathroom with both better extraction rate and slightly quieter operation. Sadly it broke down in about 10 weeks - complete failure of the extractor motor - but was replaced without difficulty. Hopefully we were just unlucky and this model will work much longer.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of
Excellent Product. Great service. I have used Screwfix many times before and have not let me down.
Date published: 2015-06-24