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cdika17 11-02-2012 02:25 PM

Help: Wiring Fan in equip closet, using stat and switch
I have all my components for my home theater room in my storage room, i bought a PANASONIC FV-11VQ5 110CFM 0.3 SONES WHISPER CEILING FAN and will be installing it above my racks and would like it to run off a thermostat and also be able to shut it off with a switch.

I have a dedicated 14/2 wire going to an outlet in the room.

I am wanting to come from that outlet to a thermostat then to a switch then to fan and unsure on how to wire it.

would it go like this: wire from outlet>switch>stat>fan

Flaps 11-02-2012 02:30 PM

Yes, it would make more sense to go to the switch first, this way the switch would completely disconnect the t-stat.

Remember, 110CFM is quite a bit of air movement, you are going to be pulling the heated or air conditioned air right out of your house, since the closet could heat up quickly and turn the fan on often and for long periods of time.

cdika17 11-02-2012 02:42 PM

It's a 300 sq ft storage room, will110 cfm still be to much?

Flaps 11-02-2012 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by cdika17 (Post 1043354)
It's a 300 sq ft storage room, will110 cfm still be to much?

That's a mighty big room. I see no reason to have an exhaust fan at all. Originally I thought you were talking about a small 2'X3' coat closet that you were going to repurpose as an equipment room. :laughing:

It would take a LONG time for a home theatre setup to heat up a 300 sqft room, even with many large amps. And I doubt it would heat it up to the point of needing to cool it down. Remember that an exhaust fan works by pulling the air from the rest of the house into that room. You may just be better off leaving the door open and allowing that room temperature to equalize with the rest of the house.

cdika17 11-02-2012 02:52 PM

Id be installing the fan to exhaust out side to remove the excess heat from that area, not necessarily to keep room cool but to keep all my components, amps, computers, servers cooler.

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