I'm remodeling a kitchen that is circa 1940's. In the kitchen is an exhaust fan that sits inside a 3.25x10 duct. I would like to keep an exhaust fan in this location and re-use the existing duct, however, the fan motor is froze. I'm trying to now understand what my best options are.
The fan motor plugs into an 110VAC receptacle (no ground) and is countersunk into a sort of frame that is inside the duct. 3 bolts hold the fan on, and they are on an 8" spacing. I am guessing this is probably not a current standard. I was hoping to avoid cutting out all the ceiling drywall and the duct, but it's staring to look that way. Do you think there's any possibility of me re-purposing the in-ceiling hardware?
Googling 10x3.25 exhaust fan, I found some like this one here, however, it's not clear if that's meant to go into a 10x3.25 duct or is a replacement part for some sort of larger assembly. Does anyone have any experience with these Broan ceiling fans?
Possible replacements that use the 10x3.25" duct: Broan. NuTone