Whole House Fan and Firestat

Old 07-22-04, 09:47 AM
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Whole House Fan and Firestat

I have a house built in 1959 that has a whole house fan. The fan is not wired with a firestat. I understand the saftey features of having it, but is not having it a violation of code?
Old 07-22-04, 12:05 PM
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It violates no code that I know of. My whole house fan which I just installed last month doesn't have one either. Although firestats are common with attic fans, I don't think I've ever seen one on a whole house fan.
Old 07-22-04, 12:10 PM
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As John said, firestats on whole house fans are not necessarily code, but I think they are a good idea. I installed one on my whole house fan (home built, from a large belt driven furnace blower), and I don't think I paid more than $10 for the firestat.
Good cheap insurance, I think.

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