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Old 08-25-2010, 12:39 AM   #1
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Installing fantastic fan wiring

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I did a quick search on the forum for adding a fantastic fan to replace a regular vent cover, but did not see anything about wiring it up.
I found an empty circuit in the fuse box marked fantastic fan in the back bedroom, but seems like it might be too big of a job for me to add wiring all the way up to the kitchen area vent. I am mechanically minded, Is there anything simple I can do, or is this best left for the pros.
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There are several models of Fantastic vent fans. You should have 12 vdc at the vent. If not you could probably get a circuit to it easily. Select a fan that only needs wiring a 12vdc circuit to the fan itself and you will be good to go.
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My concern is that there is no 12v wiring going to the vent, and also at circuit box there is no wiring hooked up to the circuit labeled fantastic fan. Seems as though this was an option that was not ordered on my unit.
I suppose I could tap into 12 volt at the kitchen hood/vent area?
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Simply drop the ceiling trim to expose the rough opening. You will probably find wires going around the vent.
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There should be a small coil of wires tucked up in the vent cavity. If You look closely there should also be a coil in the fuse panel or it may already be connected to the Fuse Block. Look to discover the color of the wire which will help you to find both ends.I would be surprised if the wiring isn't already in place.
In the event that it really is missing just fish a wire from the closest Ceiling fixture.
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Does the existing vent have a fan in it? Odds are the wires in the coach are up to the FF (at least 14ga Romex) only the leads on the fan itself are smaller.

Side note and the reason I choose to reply in this post

Fantastic fan is having an open house.. This Saturday, Aug-28-2010
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It's just a non powered standard roof vent. Where is the open house?
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