DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan Zoom

DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan

SKU:DBF4XL

Brand: Fantech

Fantech
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$169.95
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$329.90 / box (2 units x $164.95)
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Specs

Product Type: Dryer Booster Fan
Duct Size: 4"
Voltage:
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115v
RPM: 2800
Max. Watts: 83
Max. Amps: 0.73
Warranty: 5-Year Warranty

Description for Fantech DBF4XL

Tap into the power of this dryer booster fan which can be used on duct runs up to 130 feet. Includes fan with galvanized steel housing, automatic pressure sensing switch, mounting bracket, hardware and 5-1/2 ft. power cord with plug. Pressure switch activates fan when dryer comes on. Backward inclined impeller allows lint to pass though the fan.

Note: Image depicted is not reflective of the DBF4XL Dryer Booster model.

DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan

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4.5

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Easy to install Very Quiet

        We have 2 dryers connected to once exhaust duct the span runs about 35 feet, before i installed this fan - if clothes were left in one dryer while the other was ON they...Read complete review

        We have 2 dryers connected to once exhaust duct the span runs about 35 feet, before i installed this fan - if clothes were left in one dryer while the other was ON they would get all wet from the heat seeping in , on top of that the whole basement would get hot from the air that couldn't escape so far down the duct to the outside.
        I installed this Fan, it took literally 2 Hours from start to finish (i'm a little handy)and it is extremely Quiet,
        i'm really happy problem is solved

        there was one problem though the screws FANTEC provided to mount the fan onto the bracket were too long causing them to block the blades of the fan so after installed it the unit made a buzzing sound and didn't work i replaced the screws with shorter ones and it worked fine after that (a very bad Booboo they should provide 1/4" screws instead of 1/2 inch)

        Overall the product works great now price was right and the fact that i can plug it in is a great option i barley have electrical in my basement.

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        WAITING FOR THE UNIT TO BE REPAIRED

        I believe that this is a good product however the unit had a defective pressure switch and had to be sent back to the manufacture for repairs. The mistake I made because of the...Read complete review

        I believe that this is a good product however the unit had a defective pressure switch and had to be sent back to the manufacture for repairs. The mistake I made because of the installation instructions was I should have contacted Pex supply instead of Fantech because I had to pay the shipping costs to the Fantech repair facility(Fantech) said that they would cover the return shipping costs BIG OF THEM (Brand new out of the box)

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        4.0

        Works as advertised

        By AEJ

        from Atlanta GA

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              Comments about DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan:

              I installed the fan and secondary lint trap when I rerouted the dryer vent through the roof. The total vent is 24' long with two 45 degree elbows. Easy install. Clothes drying times have been cut by 66%. My only complaint is the bracket is inadequate to support the weight of the fan in my particular installation. The good news is it was easy to add additional support.

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              5.0

              Saves gas cost

              By v_func

              from Chicago, IL

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                    Comments about DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan:

                    Dry times went from 2 hours to 45 min to an hour. Clothes are now dry. Our gas usage went down 25% according to our latest bill.
                    It's rather large and tough to find an install spot.Quite. Fairly easy to install if you find a roomy spot.

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                    5.0

                    Booster, more like TURBO !

                    By joe cool

                    from boca raton, fl

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                          Comments about DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan:

                          had to move laundry room to downstairs. Dryer run is now about 25', up, down and around. This unit pulls the exhaust fully, doesn't clog with lint and actually runs about 10 minutes after cycle so as to remove heat. NOTE: when you open the dryer, the clothes are nearly room temp, the booster pulls so well!
                          also, the unit, mounted next to the exterior wall venting, is very quiet and unnoticable inside the house.
                          great find...

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                          5.0

                          Great Product!

                          By Bob

                          from Largo , Florida

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                                Comments about DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan:

                                Easy to install - fan worked perfectly. Recommend that you know the correct amperage of the electrical lines feeding power to the fan before you install.

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                                5.0

                                Great tool

                                By Wayne O

                                from Leesburg Florida

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                                      Comments about DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan:

                                      Easy install, great technical staff but can be a challenge depending on other factors. I have two of them and they both do the job quite well.

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                                      4.0

                                      Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan

                                      By John Lonestar

                                      from Corpus Christi, Texas

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                                            Comments about DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan:

                                            I mounted this booster fan in my garage to exhaust from one side to an exterior wall. It took more time to run the duct than anything else. Works great. I would have given 5 stars but some wording on installation instructions were misleading. My wife says it has cut drying time by almost half.

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                                            2.0

                                            WAITING FOR THE UNIT TO BE REPAIRED

                                            By TomB

                                            from Alamogordo, NM

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                                                  Comments about DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan:

                                                  I believe that this is a good product however the unit had a defective pressure switch and had to be sent back to the manufacture for repairs. The mistake I made because of the installation instructions was I should have contacted Pex supply instead of Fantech because I had to pay the shipping costs to the Fantech repair facility(Fantech) said that they would cover the return shipping costs BIG OF THEM (Brand new out of the box)

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                                                  5.0

                                                  It works well

                                                  By GW

                                                  from NY

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                                                        Comments about DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan:

                                                        Cuts dry time, expecially when using long runs of exhaust pipe

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Great Product!

                                                        By Halstoy

                                                        from Jacksonville, FL

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                                                              Comments about DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan:

                                                              No complaints. The only issue I have run into is when there is a strong breeze the fan will turn on by itself. My fix was to install a switch to the oultlet providing power to the fan.

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Great product.

                                                              By TJ

                                                              from Cape, Mo

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                                                              Comments about DBF4XL Metal Dryer Booster Exhaust Fan w/ FG4XL Fan:

                                                              Works great. Clothes dry much faster. Remember pressure switch must be mounted at 3pm position. This is difficult if mounting inside a floor joist. This should be mentioned but isn't. Easy install. Had it for a week now and very happy with it.

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                                                                Q:

                                                                can this fan be mounted horizontally?
                                                                Asked on 7/3/2014 by JL

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                                                                  A:

                                                                  I mounted my horizontally & it seems to work OK. Sometimes the air
                                                                  flow switch on the fan seems a little sensitive.

                                                                  Answered on 7/3/2014 by Anonymous
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                                                                  A:

                                                                  Yes. Properly supported it will operate in any orientation. Mine is on an angle in the attic near the exit point through the roof.
                                                                  Dave Fretz

                                                                  Answered on 7/3/2014 by Anonymous
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                                                                Q:

                                                                Does it matter where in the vent line the fan is installed? Is it better to be as close to the dryer as possible?
                                                                Asked on 9/17/2012 by Shopdoc57 from Long Island, NY

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                                                                  Needs to be installed 5 foot up off the floor also need a lint trap installed before the power vent

                                                                  Answered on 9/17/2012 by Anonymous
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                                                                  A:

                                                                  The included directions state where the recommended place for installing the dryer booster. If I remember correctly they state if close to the dryer you may need to install a secondary lint trap. Works great! I have a 18 foot run with 8 elbows, my drying time is cut in half. The only problem that I have is the booster creates a vacuum when turned on, so the unit will cycle off and on during a drying cycle after the two minute delay, yet still works great. I have not messed with diaphragm placement to get better results. Great buy.
                                                                  Sean DeSouza
                                                                  Excellence in Construction

                                                                  Answered on 9/18/2012 by Anonymous
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                                                                  A:

                                                                  The fan can be installed anywhere in the line, but you should use a lint trap (part DBLT4) if the fan is within 15 feet of the dryer. When the fan and dryer are this close together, the fan may pull lint from the dryer.

                                                                  Answered on 9/28/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                Q:

                                                                I have a 40 foot run through my basement with one 90 degree elbow. Which booster fan would be best for me, the Fantech DBF4XL W/FG4XL fan or the DBF 110 W/FR110 fan? Do I need a DBLT4 lint Trap?
                                                                Asked on 8/13/2012 by just plain Bill from Louisville, Ky

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                                                                  A:

                                                                  You should use the DBF110 booster fan kit.

                                                                  Answered on 8/14/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                  Yes get the lint trap, I was amazed how much it picks up from a 5 year ole whirlpool Neptune high end dryer. I would attempt to clean out the existing piping as much as you can as well. The amount of fuzz that came out of mine was a lot more than i thought. I have the DBF4XL fan and am happy. It is nearly silent.

                                                                  Answered on 8/14/2012 by Anonymous
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                                                                  Sounds like you are faced with a similar situation which I resolved with the
                                                                  DBF4XL with FG4XL fan. I was amazed on how well this has improved the dry
                                                                  time of our laundry. You can see my original review. "1 Screw Loose". To
                                                                  this day I feel that this was one of my better investments. I had fought
                                                                  this situation for several years and can not remember how I stumbled on this
                                                                  product. I do know that the moisture buildup in my duct system has
                                                                  disappeared. As far as the additional lint trap is concerned it is a value
                                                                  added. Can not believe how much additional lint it catches before being
                                                                  trapped in my duct work. Only thing is that I had to remember to clean the
                                                                  lint out of it but after a while I just reach in and remove the lint when I
                                                                  am in the basement.

                                                                  Answered on 8/14/2012 by Anonymous
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                                                                Q:

                                                                How long should the fan run after the dryer has stopped?
                                                                Asked on 7/12/2011 by Anonymous

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                                                                  The fan should run for 10 minutes after the dryer has stopped.

                                                                  Answered on 7/12/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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