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Old 04-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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fantastic fan in Denali

I am installing a fantastic fan in denali 5er. I would like to put it in the rear vent but am wondering how I find the closest power source. There is a light near by but would that carry enough current to power fan. Also, has anyone fished wires through the ceiling? What is the easiest way>
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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On my 5er the rearward vent was pre wired for AC so I just pulled off the cover and there was the romex just sitting there but that's was for 110 AC. You could however re purpose the romex for 12 Volts DC by disconnecting the wires at the breaker in the AC panel and extend them to your DC panel. That's actually what I did.
I have fished 12 volt DC wires but it's a pain in the... in the ceiling. There is another way too and that is to pull them through an ac duct and then seal the exit point. Then run the remainder of the wires down through an interior wall and into the DC panel. That process is way easier then trying to pull them through the ceiling.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I am weighing the option of installing in the bathroom as there is a 12v there. I may also try the stud finder to see if I can locate wires nearby.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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Your vent might be pre wired, I'd take down the trim and look. A FF only uses 3 amps on high, I would think your light fixture could handle the extra draw, especially if you replace incandescent bulbs with LED.

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Old 04-30-2013, 12:35 PM   #5
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Many vents come pre-wired. I would remove the inner frame & check.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:38 PM   #6
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I ended up installing the vent in the bath. Only problem was fantastic fan did not include the seal. I called and they said they sent one but it never came. So i used butyl tape. It seems to draw air quite well from this location.

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