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Redneck Whole House Fan #209229 03/17/13 12:47 PM
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Redneck Whole House Fan


This is a work around for not being able to find a Dayton 5K574 within 500 miles.
I'm so ashamed wink
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Re: Redneck Whole House Fan [Re: gfretwell] #209235 03/17/13 05:50 PM
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You need duct tape.



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Re: Redneck Whole House Fan [Re: gfretwell] #209237 03/17/13 07:32 PM
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Yup, that grille is bent out of shape a might.
I have the motor on the way but it ain't arrove yet.


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Re: Redneck Whole House Fan [Re: gfretwell] #209239 03/17/13 10:01 PM
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Plus the added bonus of not having to worry about positive air pressure blowing insulation and dust through the recessed cans back into the living area. Good thing the newer air-tight cans solved that problem.

Re: Redneck Whole House Fan [Re: gfretwell] #209299 03/23/13 05:26 AM
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I am happy to report that this situation was resolved.
Sustainable Supply (.com) got me the motor in 3 days. It was the Grainger part, in a Grainger box, shipped from Grainger for $25 less and free shipping.


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Re: Redneck Whole House Fan [Re: gfretwell] #209329 03/24/13 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by gfretwell
I am happy to report that this situation was resolved.
Sustainable Supply (.com) got me the motor in 3 days. It was the Grainger part, in a Grainger box, shipped from Grainger for $25 less and free shipping.


And they made money off you, unless you have a good discount from Grainger they are pricey, the only really good thing about Grainger is most of the time they get it to you quick.

Re: Redneck Whole House Fan [Re: gfretwell] #209332 03/24/13 01:26 AM
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If a Grainger rep ever asks my why I have the order 99% done and didn't pull the trigger, it was their web site. I was sent off into never never land somehow and couldn't reach the trigger.
The other guys had a better site.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Redneck Whole House Fan [Re: gfretwell] #209350 03/24/13 01:05 PM
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The WWG site is touchy at times. I went to the phone 99% of the time, or faxed. The local branches were very attentive, and so was the salesman back then.


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Re: Redneck Whole House Fan [Re: gfretwell] #209356 03/24/13 01:42 PM
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Grainger is the place to go for things that are fairly unusual but they are the prime vendor for Dayton motors.

I found out the hard way, years ago, you really need to be careful matching fan blades to motors so I wanted the right one.


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Re: Redneck Whole House Fan [Re: gfretwell] #209385 03/25/13 09:28 PM
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They were my source for motors, midget fuses, relays contactors, and a lot of 'stuff' that the electrical supply houses did not carry. Funny, the suppliers used to order from WWG & add a $$.

THe salesman I had used to come up with quotes for fluorescent & HID lamps that was way below the supply house. (in quantities.)

Another great operation is McMaster Carr.


John
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