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A capacitor or a battery will both work. The idea is to maintain a device that stores electrical power to be delivered after a loss of the main power. My first attempt would be to use a rechargeable battery. An appropriately sized 12V battery, or combination of lower voltage batteries connected in series, will be able to power the fan. Your fan only ...


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You already have a source of cooling: the outside air. The "little demon" you are looking for is a thermostat. A thermostat that controls a window fan. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Bionaire-BW2300-Window-Remote-Control/dp/B000065DKJ Install the fan vertically with the upper fan set to blow air out, and the bottom fan set to suck air in. ...


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The way evaporative cooling works is that it forces air through moistened pads, evaporating the water and cooling and humidifying the air. The cooled and humidified air is then blown through the house and back outside again, lowering the interior air temperature and producing a cooling breeze as well. If I understand you correctly, you are asking if you ...


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Let's get one thing straight. Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter protection for personnel is designed and intended to protect a human (or any animal I guess), from being electrocuted (killed) due to an electrical fault. In most situations, the grounding system will handle any direct faults to ground. A GFCI devices is there to protect you, if you happen to ...


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Your description makes it clear that the fan is not directly over the tub or shower, so no GFI protection would be required. As Tester says though, if it makes you more comfortable you can GFI protect it. Personally I would not bother.


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I would be less worried with the strict interpretation of what the code requires here than the reason that the code exists. An exhaust fan's purpose in a bathroom is to remove moisture from the room. Moisture and electricity generally do not mix safely, so I would put it on a GFCI protected branch regardless of whether it is required by code in your ...



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