Would a Light Dimmer Work As Fan Control for Propane Insert?

Would a Light Dimmer Work As Fan Control for Propane Insert?

PostBy: poconoman On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:49 pm

I have a propane insert that has a separate on/off switch on the right side wall, to turn on the blower fan. The fan is very noisy and I'd like to lower the speed. Would a regular light dimmer work or something more suitable?

Thanks
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Re: Fan control switch for propane insert.

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:39 pm

it might, but you should use a MOTOR variable rheostat.

Do a search on RHEOSTAT

Wiring a Rheostat
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Re: Fan control switch for propane insert.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:36 pm

Make sure the fan blades are clean, oil the motor and make sure it isn't vibrating by grabbing it and applying pressure in various directions.
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Re: Fan control switch for propane insert.

PostBy: poconoman On: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:18 am

Oh, what I meant, the fan motor is mechanically noisy, not dirty noisy. The fan is very clean. I want to adjust the speed.

Sorry, for the confusion. :cry:
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