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Old 03-15-2010, 02:17 PM   #16
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For a manually operated louver you just have to remember to open and close it at the appropriate times.
and that is why a manual one should not really be considered.


since you are using a timer, you would have to go back in after the timer shut off the fan and close the louver. Whomever uses the bathroom would have to remember to open the louver when turning on the fan.

trust me, that is asking too much of those that will be using the bathrooms.

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It wouldn't be that bad. Currently, my parents are the only ones living in the house. When I (or my brothers) go stay with them for a weekend here and there, we'd open the louvers on the second bathroom. It's not a routine thing anymore.

Even so, I'd like to make it automatic.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:38 PM   #18
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Personally, I prefer this timer for bath areas. Much like the normal "paddle" switch.
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BUMP! NAP! Sorry for resurrecting an old thread (not that old, huh), But what happened to the drawing. I am reading this thread, thinking "Thank goodness. The exact thing I am trying to accomplish and a drawing to boot!" then I click to the next page and no drawing! How much would I have to pay to get that drawing posted?
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that is just too funny. As I was reading this I realized I never made a drawing and here at the end, somebody asks about it.


what do you need a drawing for? If it is exactly what the OP wanted, that's fine but I if there is anything different, let me know.
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I guess I committed a faux pas. It would have been proper to start a new thread with the specifics of what I wanted, but I figured posting after the drawing was mentioned, would be better than trying to start from scratch. But since I was not the OP...

Even though he didn't pursue it, at the bottom of his last post, OP did say he wanted it to be automatic, so I assumed that was asking for the drawing. Regardless, I just want to know how to wire it...

(All in good fun and respect, hope you meant too funny as in hah, hah, not WTF)
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I guess I committed a faux pas. It would have been proper to start a new thread with the specifics of what I wanted, but I figured posting after the drawing was mentioned, would be better than trying to start from scratch. But since I was not the OP...

Even though he didn't pursue it, at the bottom of his last post, OP did say he wanted it to be automatic, so I assumed that was asking for the drawing. Regardless, I just want to know how to wire it...

(All in good fun and respect, hope you meant too funny as in hah, hah, not WTF)
yes, funny ha ha. not funny: weird or funny being used sarcastically.

so, same thing?. I may not come up with it right away. I'm going to have to look it over and see what's happening and then, since my pen for my Vistablet crapped out, I have to do it in Paint so it takes longer.

I'll see what I can do though.
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SUPER...attached is a PDF of what I am doing, splitting at the bathroom doesn't matter, just 1 fan, two bathrooms and two dampers. i thought the PDF might help get you started. I even added the breaker box and switches...Thanks a bunch for this really. I have to get this done so I can re-insulate my attic for the summer...
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very nice.

are the dampers going to be closer to the switches or the fan?

how far apart are the dampers located from each other?

how far from the dampers to the fan?

will the 2 bathrooms be on different circuits? It can be done with it either way. If they are likely to be on different circuits, it just changes a few things in the circuiting.



it can be circuited multiple ways. Depending on the physical placement of the devices, it can determine the simplest installation.
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NAP, I can do anything right now, nothing is even bought yet. I was going to order a simple system soon, but with this possibility, I might have to upgrade and spend a weekend getting it done. I was thinking of mounting the dampers right off the y from the fan and mounting the y right to the fan, so I would only be doing the "mounting" in one area, the just suspending ducts to the rooms. Again, I can do it the easiest/cheapest way. I have fans in each room right now, so I imagine I would be able to steal on of those leads for power, or even run another home run if I had to. I am not sure exactly how the power is split in the bathrooms, as there is a light and fan right there together. If I need to definitively answer the power question, let me know and I can do some investigating, but as far as the ducts, dampers and fan placement, whatever works...
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Well, I had to resort to bothering an electrician acquaintance. I had something worked up, but it wasn't working, it energized both dampers. Here is what we came up with. It requires relays, but I got a couple at Grainger Supply. They have various models, as cheap as $10 each. The ones my outlet had in stock were about $14 each.

I have to run this by him one last time to make sure our figuring and this implementation work. I will edit the post if something is wrong. I guessed at the placement of boxes containing the connections and missed the ones around the timers. Where your components are might determine some fo the routing, but hopefully, this will be around for some time to come, so others can get an answer.
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Well, I had to resort to bothering an electrician acquaintance. I had something worked up, but it wasn't working, it energized both dampers. Here is what we came up with. It requires relays, but I got a couple at Grainger Supply. They have various models, as cheap as $10 each. The ones my outlet had in stock were about $14 each.

I have to run this by him one last time to make sure our figuring and this implementation work. I will edit the post if something is wrong. I guessed at the placement of boxes containing the connections and missed the ones around the timers. Where your components are might determine some fo the routing, but hopefully, this will be around for some time to come, so others can get an answer.

Earlier someone said use Lutron MA-T51 countdown timers. Neither this switch nor the companion switch MA-T51MN (which requires a neutral but works on much lower wattage) will work according to Lutron. They use Triacs and mafunction if current is backfed into the switch. I guess that is the reason. I would like to use two switches in parallel also for on bath fan. What type of timer switch did you use? I want a Decora type if possible.

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I wonder if anyone will still lend me a hand on this installation. I am perfectly fine with starting another thread as mine is different than the OP's. And I think I am further along than in this last post, so I might as well start a new thread. I look to the community for guidance as to how to proceed...should reference this one?

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