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Can I use an on/off switch with my fan? * Using an on/off switch defeats the purpose of the fan's thermostat to automatically control the operation of the fan. Any alternative wiring must be done at the home owner's discretion. How much does it ...
How far below the peak should I mount my fan? * Vents should be installed 24 inches below the peak. How to ventilate a hip roof? * Hip roofs are best ventilated with powered vents, solar vents, or turbines. Static ventilation will not provide...
Gable Mount Installation Video. It's a little dated, but illustrates the basic principles.
There is an additional two-fold benefit to a well-ventilated attic. First, by keeping your attic cooler during the summer months, you effectively _increase_ the efficiency of your ceiling insulation. As a result, your air-conditioner will operate more ...
Wattage is amperage multiplied by voltage. Take the listed amperage from the motor info and multiply by 120 volts to find wattage. keywords - watt, wattage, watts
As anyone who has looked at the variety of vents on the market today knows, there are many from which to choose. Different styles, shapes, and even colors (to match your roof) are available. How do you choose? To some extent, the style of vent you choose ...
MOTORS Fan Model No. Replacement Part Description Replacement Part No. CX1000 series roof vents 3.4 Amp motor - 2-yr warranty XE401 CX1500 gable vent 3.4 Amp motor - 2-yr warranty XE401 VX1000 series roof vents 3.4 Amp motor - 2-yr warrant...
A little dated but still valuable.
The Federal Housing Administration and most state and local building codes recommend a minimum of one square foot (144 sq in) of ventilation per 300 square feet attic floor space. Bear in mind that this is a _MINIMUM_ recommendation. A number of factors s...
This category of motor is not generally rated by horse power, but the following are APPROXIMATE indications, as supplied by our vendors: XE401 - PRE4013.4 - Used on VX2414, VX1000, CX1000 Roof vents - VX2515, CX1500 Gable vents - 3.4 amp shaded pole...
Why does my fan not shut off? * If you are not familiar with basic electrical wiring, we recommend you use the services of a licensed electrician. * In power attic ventilators, the thermostats are not prewired. You must remove the cover and compl...
Anyone who has ever been in the attic during the summer knows that the attic gets hot--very hot. All that heat is first absorbed by the wood sheathing, the framing lumber, and the ceiling joists, and then those roofing components begin to _radiate_ hea...
Excess exhaust ventilation is preferable too insufficient intake ventilation. If a powered ventilator does not have enough intake ventilation, damage may occur to the motor. If a powered ventilator has too much exhaust ventilation, nothing damaging will o...
A well-ventilated attic breathes-in (intake ventilation) and breathes-out (exhaust ventilation) through vents located at the lowest and highest parts of your attic. Properly placed, the correct "balance" of intake and exhaust vents will create a consta...
If you need a Thermostat replacement, purchase part XXFIRESTAT. If you need a Thermostat with Humidity control, purchase part XXDUOSTAT. Thermostat Installation * Thermostats can be mounted in any location but are generally mounted close to the po...
We do not recommend using ridge vent with a Power Attic Vent. The PAV will pull air from the ridge vent and will not move as much air from the rest of the attic. The prefered setup is to have the PAV pull air from the soffit vents and exhaust air throu...
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