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#27513 - 07/19/03 07:41 AM mini-HVAC?  
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Mama does want to see 4 exhaust fan ducts on her new house, just one 'big one' well hidden.

Is there a mini-HVAC, or similar unit i can install in the cellar of a residence?

the idea is to pipe all down to it.....

Steve (aka clueless) sparky


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#27514 - 07/19/03 08:55 AM Re: mini-HVAC?  
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I think Nutone makes an inline ductable(is that a word [Linked Image] ) fan that one can hide in an attic(only place I've heard of them being used). Not sure if they are big enough for a whole house though as I've seen them on back to back bathrooms.


#27515 - 07/19/03 02:43 PM Re: mini-HVAC?  
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Sparky, I recently used a Broan remote fan that had 4 4" inlets and 1 6" outlet mounted in the crawlspace. I piped all 4 bathrooms into it. It seems to work well.

I think the model # is mp280,don't remember the cfms.

Russell


#27516 - 07/19/03 07:36 PM Re: mini-HVAC?  
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ok Russ,
how did you switch it?


#27517 - 07/19/03 09:38 PM Re: mini-HVAC?  
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Sparky, I used an allen bradley contactor with a 24v coil, used 24v transformer,ran 16ga. thermostat wire to a single pole switch in each bath.

Thats the only way my feeble mind could figure out.

Russell


#27518 - 07/19/03 09:54 PM Re: mini-HVAC?  
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that doesn't sound so bad Russ, i might have to give it a go.....thanx!


#27519 - 07/20/03 09:09 AM Re: mini-HVAC?  
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Doesn't Nutone make a lot of equipment for central vacuum cleaner systems? I seem to recall seeing a catalog of such under that name.


#27520 - 07/20/03 11:39 AM Re: mini-HVAC?  
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They sure do Paul.

They will sell you a complete vac system,inlets,piping,fittings, the whole 9 yards.

Russell


#27521 - 07/21/03 10:54 AM Re: mini-HVAC?  
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Fantech also makes a remote exhaust fan.
http://www.fantech.net


#27522 - 07/21/03 12:29 PM Re: mini-HVAC?  
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Sparky:

See if this helps any.
http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1435&DocumentID=2088
http://www.ductworks.net/

[This message has been edited by ThinkGood (edited 07-21-2003).]


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