Help identify this whole house fan - looking for more info


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Old 04-21-20, 07:36 AM
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Help identify this whole house fan - looking for more info

Got this 30 inch direct drive fan which was made by Emerson. Can't find a label on it anywhere but the motor is Emerson (Model KA55HXKWN-8586, date code 1989). Looking for a manual, parts diagram, or a few pics of how it gets installed although I have enough info it's pretty clear. Found a picture of a frame that looks the same that has it as Model WH30FMO with a date of 1992 which is about right with an added frame. Looks like I need to build a box out of 2 x 6(?) to hold this up off the ceiling supports (2 x 4 trusses) and give room for the frame and motor which hang below the included frame.
 
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Old 04-21-20, 10:48 AM
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Where are you installing it ?
Roof..... side wall..... ceiling ?

How about a water tight louver/shutter ?
 
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Old 04-21-20, 11:01 AM
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The frame is upside down in the picture. They usually go in the ceiling and push warm air from the house into the attic and out the attic vents. Mostly used in the Midwest when outside weather is mild. Definitely not in the roof!
 
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Old 04-21-20, 11:19 AM
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I have an old belt driven 36" Chelsea version of what you have there.
Mine is mounted in the gable end of the house with an outdoor shutter.

One thing to be aware of when mounting a fan in the ceiling.... it can be noisy.
You may not be able to sleep with it on.

The install should be pretty much straight forward.
You'll need to cut and header a joist section due to the 30" width.
 
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Old 04-21-20, 06:11 PM
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Noise isn't an issue - it's a garage. But I have one in the house so I understand they can be loud.

Can't cut trusses. But most fans are made so they can straddle a 2x member. That's how the house one is done.
 
 

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