Wiring an in duct fan with a x10 switch?

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Old 09-05-16, 12:05 PM
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Wiring an in duct fan with a x10 switch?

One bedroom is hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Balancing doesn't fix it.
I bought a duct fan which increases the air flow a little, but is very noisy. It has about 10' of romex on it. I would like to put a plug on the end of it, and plug into a X10 outlet; so I could turn it off from upstairs when I didn't want the noise. But I am pretty sure that would be a code violation; you can't put plugs on romex.

Are there switch like X10 that would go in a box?
Can I replace the romex with flexible cord and run that to an outlet?

Any other ideas?

I know this is electrical and this next question should be in HVAC, but I am here; are there any quiet duct fans? I got this one at a garage sale for $3, so I am happy it even runs.
 
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I'm not aware of anything for x10, but there are options for zwave
 
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Old 09-05-16, 12:58 PM
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There are X10 switches and in-line control modules for fans and such. Here's one example... https://www.thehomeautomationstore.c...FUYehgod4QwDWA
 
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I know this is electrical and this next question should be in HVAC, but I am here; are there any quiet duct fans? I got this one at a garage sale for $3, so I am happy it even runs.
They are not very quiet and don't move much air making them an ineffective remedy.
 
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