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Old 09-13-2013, 01:12 PM  
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Attic Fan Question

The Mrs. and I are getting an attic fan next week. Trouble is I don't know whether to get a direct driver or belt drive.

I hear belt drives are quieter but can require more maintenance. Are they that much quieter or is the difference negligible?
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:15 PM   #2
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I have a Belt drive in my house that has been functioning for at least 20 years. only had to replace the belt once.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:26 PM   #3
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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I have a Belt drive in my house that has been functioning for at least 20 years. only had to replace the belt once.
Same here except I haven't replaced the belt. It only gets used a few times a year, so it's not abused.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #5
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Why are you getting an attic fan?
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:04 PM   #6
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:06 PM   #7
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Why are you getting an attic fan?
Wife had on in her old house and wants one. Says it's great for days like today where running the AC is too much but you still need a breeze
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #8
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i can only remember replacing the belt once before the entire motor went out.


You will probably want to get a vent cover for winter so heat doesn't escape into the attic.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #9
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:13 PM   #10
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I have one in my house. It works great. I can't use it a lot of the time because I have allergies, and it sucks pollen into the house.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:16 PM   #11
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Wife had on in her old house and wants one. Says it's great for days like today where running the AC is too much but you still need a breeze
You mean a whole house fan.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:21 PM   #12
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You mean a whole house fan.
That's correct but whenever I refer to it as such, most people have no clue of what I am talking about
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I have one in my house. It works great. I can't use it a lot of the time because I have allergies, and it sucks pollen into the house.
That's why I dont use mine much, that and it makes my house dusty as hell. They make filters you can put on the outside of your window screen though, thinking about investing in a few.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #14
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #15
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Attic fans are made strictly to move hot air out of the attic. How are you guys pulling dust into your house?
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