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Old 08-24-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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OK, here is the thread that I kind of hijacked and then decided to leave alone, because it seems the OP was satisfied... Wiring inline bath fan for multiple bathrooms

I have purchased the parts, discussed the wiring with an electrician acquaintance (it's his job, so I feel wrong about asking him for more help, without paying. He gave me 30 minutes in the middle of the day already. If he were on this forum, then that would be different, as you folks like to help and give freely) and he helped me come up with a solution using relays. I think I have it all figured out, and want to make sure and share with those who want to attempt the same endeavor.

Basically the cat I am trying to skin is the same/similar one as the thread: One fan, in the attic serving two bathrooms; two powered dampers (don't want one bath getting ventilated if not requested); timers in each bathroom to start/stop the fan. I could go with 3-way timers, but getting the damper powered separate is the problem. So, the electrician suggested relays. I think I have the correct ones. See the diagram below and please give me any thoughts or suggestions on ways to proceed. Thanks In Advance (TIA)
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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Why install the dampers? why make this so much more complicated then it needs to be? Install a fan in the attic, and install a switch in each bath room to turn the fan on... done.

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I agree with Stick. No reason for dampers.
FanTec makes a kit all set up for this.
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Don't want both baths ventilated if not requested by the occupant of each bathroom, hence the dampers to allow flow...
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Don't want both baths ventilated if not requested by the occupant of each bathroom, hence the dampers to allow flow...
Buy two fans, less complicated and probably cheaper in the end.
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OK...I already have all of the equipment and parts. I just want to make what I have work.
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Or just one fan and two inlets, one output.
http://www.ventingdirect.com/panason...6-duct/p531512

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