Fan control switch for propane insert.

Fan control switch 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

poconoman wrote:The fan is very noisy and I'd like to lower the speed.
Make sure the fan blades are clean, oil the motor and make sure it isn't vibrating by grabbing it and appling 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

coaledsweat wrote:
poconoman wrote:The fan is very noisy and I'd like to lower the speed.
Make sure the fan blades are clean, oil the motor and make sure it isn't vibrating by grabbing it and appling pressure in various directions.


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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