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Promoted 09-02-2016 by Randy71 at 12:20 PM View Original Post
ATG Stores via eBay has QuietCool AFG PRO-3.0 Attic Gable Fan on sale for $128.53 when you apply coupon code C20LABORDAY at checkout. Shipping is free. Thanks fdragger

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Running at 250W and moving over 3013 CFM, it is energy efficient and more than powerful enough to help cool and ventilate any residential attic. With an included programmable thermostat, it makes it easier to control temperature settings

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Edited September 2, 2016 at 12:28 PM by fdragger
This is not for everyone. Not plug and play. You will need some DIY ability to get this done.

if you have some DIY ability and don't want to pay $799+ for a quietcool whole house fan you can get this gable fan made by quietcool and make your own whole house fan for less than half the cost

step 1:
get this quietcool gable fan here on ebay

QC Manufacturing Inc. AFG PRO-3.0 QuietCool 3013 CFM Professional Attic Gable Fan
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252421456916 [ebay.com]

get 20% from the seller automatically
stack another 20% using C20LABORDAY

Item (1) $200.83
Shipping Free
Sales tax $10.04
Discount -$40.17
Gift cards, coupons -$32.13
Order total $138.57 ($128.53 plus tax)
step 2:
buy 16"-18" flexible duct
~$60

step 3:
you will need some misc parts depending on how you want the fan setup
~$20-$50

some videos of people DIYing their whole house fan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P0I6dG0c3g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVsUe7sOCPo
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Last Edited by Arkansas-Farmer September 2, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Really good article here: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.c...-they-hurt

That warns about the drawbacks/problems with these.

What's fascinating is that the house we own had three powered attic fans installed. A few years ago I was running two of them. I then found out that we were having hot water heater backdraft issues: there was so much pressure pulling air out of the attic that the hot water heater vent (hot water heater is in the basement) was an easy source of air - so cool air was getting pulled out of the basement. I would assume air was also being pulled out of the upstairs - especially considering we also have a whole house fan with a grill and air could be pulled from that.

Lately I've been running one powered attic fan but I'm wondering if I need to try shutting that down...

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Good price for this gable fan. I made one from some HVAC parts and a Broan gable fan. It's half the CFM and it cools our house down partially. Been looking to add the QC fan as a second one to triple the CFM pull.
I got the 18" duct from my coworker for free. Add in a couple HVAC parts and a reducer to adapt the 15" fan to the 18" flex duct and wired it myself. Total cost was less than 200 all in. Probably closer to 160-170 since I ended up with extra romex and other things I could use for other projects.
Last August my electric bill is 180. Because we had to use the room ACs (3x) to keep cool. This year the bill is 110 for the same month using the diy whole house fan. I run it for a few hours after dark and shut it off before I go to sleep.
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Good price for this gable fan. I made one from some HVAC parts and a Broan gable fan. It's half the CFM and it cools our house down partially. Been looking to add the QC fan as a second one to triple the CFM pull.
I got the 18" duct from my coworker for free. Add in a couple HVAC parts and a reducer to adapt the 15" fan to the 18" flex duct and wired it myself. Total cost was less than 200 all in. Probably closer to 160-170 since I ended up with extra romex and other things I could use for other projects.
Last August my electric bill is 180. Because we had to use the room ACs (3x) to keep cool. This year the bill is 110 for the same month using the diy whole house fan. I run it for a few hours after dark and shut it off before I go to sleep.
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glad i could help. posts like these typically get really poor reception from SD.
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This is for factories and warehouses
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3013 CFM is a lot, i have a old fan from commerical fridge and it works very good, but 3013 CFM will be way better, especially for Los Angeles area when day time is hot like 100F and night time it can be 40F cooler like 60s, it suck cool air from outside to inside and also cool down attic. But my concern is is there anyone know how to prevent rats get into the fan when it's off?
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Interesting. If you live in the right part of the country, these (attic fans, generically) are very effective. Had one in my place near Asheville, NC and it was fine for cooling the house most of the year. My house in FL, OTOH.....not so much.
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3013 CFM is a lot, i have a old fan from commerical fridge and it works very good, but 3013 CFM will be way better, especially for Los Angeles area when day time is hot like 100F and night time it can be 40F cooler like 60s, it suck cool air from outside to inside and also cool down attic. But my concern is is there anyone know how to prevent rats get into the fan when it's off?
Uhhhhh, your average $15 box fan pushes 2,500 CFM [homedepot.com]. 3000 CFM is not that much, unless its at high velocity.
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My parents had one of these trying to cut costs when I was a kid. Theirs was larger and more of a turbine but it stunk. It was located at the top floor of the house, and shot straight outside but it didn't work well at all.
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My parents had one of these trying to cut costs when I was a kid. Theirs was larger and more of a turbine but it stunk. It was located at the top floor of the house, and shot straight outside but it didn't work well at all.
Depends where you live and how cool it gets at night. These work well where it gets to be like 60 at night and you can open some windows to draw in air.

You can get the same effect by opening windows on each side of the house and just putting box fans in the windows. Have one side drawing in air and one side pushing air out. Box fans are like $20 each and don't require you to run ductwork in the attic.
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My house in FL, OTOH.....not so much.

Dangit. I was excited to possibly cut down on my A/C usage for a minute.
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I looked into these but make sure you have the right setup.

http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.c...-they-hurt
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