Exhaust Fan


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Old 10-02-03, 08:50 AM
CutterElk
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Smile Exhaust Fan

I am going to get a single post exhaust fan with no speed control. by code, can I just run this into the Dimer switch I have installed for the shower. This way everytime I turn on the shower light, the fan will come on.

Thanks
Andy
 
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Old 10-02-03, 08:54 AM
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Don't connect it to the dimmer. The motor won't run properly. You can connect to a regular switch.
 
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Old 10-02-03, 08:56 AM
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okay, what do you mean, won't run properly?

Thanks again
 
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Old 10-02-03, 09:54 AM
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A motor not designed to operate from a dimmer will burn out if supplied from a dimmer. The magic smoke escapes and the motor no longer works. :-)
 
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Old 10-02-03, 09:55 AM
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Smile re:

Makes more sense now. Thanks for the update.

Andy
 
 

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