Sunday, April 27, 2014

Garage Fans

Late last summer I bought some fans from HD. At the time I purchased them it was too hot to mess with running wires in the attic for them. As summer turned into fall I got very busy with work and I even at one point forgot I had purchased the fans. I ran across the box a few weeks ago and decided to get them installed.

Originally I had not planned on installing ceiling fans but the price on these was so good, around $57.00 if I remember right, I decided on them versus using box fans. They have a nice industrial look, no lighting and are fairly quiet.

I initially was going to do a quick and easy jumper from the garage door outlets and just use the pull strings on the fans to control them. That plan quickly went away when I found out the fans had no pull string controls. Instead they came with these huge controllers apparently left over from 1974, that allow them to be set to five different speeds.

This of course required a new circuit, drops through insulated walls and multiple trips in and out of the attic. At least the temperatures this weekend were mild and I got some help from Matty. I am happy with how they turned out, I was also pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fans and the total lack of plastic. Hopefully they will be useful this summer when it gets hot and humid.


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