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Offline larrabee

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2018, 03:20:43 PM »
And maybe the excess cat issue as well.

There is no such thing as an excess cat! The more the better really! ;D
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Offline Nan D.

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2018, 03:21:55 PM »
Hmmm. Just found that fan online and yeah, it does look like it's one of those humistat-controlled fans. SO once it's not freaking freezing outside, I'll take the foil off and turn the power back on to it....

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2018, 03:38:21 PM »
My parents have one of these.  An attic fan.  SPECTACULAR.  LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

They recently replaced theirs.  They are seriously so good.  I really wish I could put one in here.
My parents built their home in Central Florida in the early 80's. No air conditioning but had an attic fan.

We all felt a few minutes or relief from the Florida heat for a few minutes after turning on that fan.

Thankfully it was only a few years before they had central air installed.

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2018, 03:43:46 PM »
Or wait until they roll out a software update that wasn't properly tested and half the country loses power. I'm a professional software developer and they will have to prise my 50 year old dumb meters out of my cold, dead hands.

I agree with your tin foil hat as a fellow developer.  I've seen a bank go down for days because of bad software.  I don't need a computer giving me water.

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 03:53:42 PM »
And maybe the excess cat issue as well.

Too soon since the loss of my Copper cat!!!!   ;)

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 03:56:13 PM »
Too soon since the loss of my Copper cat!!!!   ;)

awwwww   :-\\\\

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2018, 03:58:00 PM »
I agree with your tin foil hat as a fellow developer.  I've seen a bank go down for days because of bad software.  I don't need a computer giving me water.

Well, we'll see. I am really liking having a clue what my bill is going to be. The old meters I'd do a read and then send in the info. And I'd get a quarterly bill that made no sense at all. This is good. Besides, it's not my house - the landlord said to go with the smart meters, so it'll be their problem!   ;)

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2018, 04:20:11 PM »
Too soon since the loss of my Copper cat!!!!   ;)

Oh no, sorry if I put my foot in it.

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2018, 05:35:32 PM »
Not to be toooooo gross......but when you turned that fan on in the bathroom....NOOOOO smell ever made it out of that room.....although, we did lose a cat about that time so who knows?
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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2018, 07:09:30 PM »
Oh no, sorry if I put my foot in it.

You didn't!  ;D

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2018, 07:10:31 PM »
Ok, so we have these little exhaust fans in both bathrooms and the kitchen, high up on the wall near the ceiling. The one in the kitchen turns itself on periodically, so I have the power switch to it turned off because that's just weird.   ::)

But for all of them, during the Beast from the East we had some serious drafts coming in through them. As in, when I tried to cover them with aluminum foil the wind blew the foil across the room when it gusted outside. (Had to tape them to get them to stay on.)  Is that like normal for exhaust fans to allow air in so readily? I mean, logically it's nothing but a fan over a filter in a hole in the wall, so it doesn't seem as if that's not expected. But we are in such an otherwise energy-efficient flat that I wonder why something like that was not addressed. It was like penguin city in my front bath, with the cold air pouring in that fan vent. Until I foiled over it.

The next thought would be, do they make vent covers that maybe velcro on so that when you've got force five gales coming in through the vent you can stop them?

Oh. And the utility guy came yesterday, was decipherable (completely! Yea!) and installed new smart meters on my gas and electric.  It's really cool - I can set target budget amounts and it tells me if I'm going to make them for the day based on usage, tells me how much I've used, shows bar graphs of when we've used the most power/gas, etc.  Spiffy!   :D


Ours are like this and when is really windy the upstairs bathroom sounds like somebody is trying to break in the house. Freaked me out the first time it happened!

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2018, 10:37:40 AM »
You didn't!  ;D

I felt so bad that I found a inspirational picture for you

The Pope meant cats as well

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2018, 10:39:25 AM »
Not to be toooooo gross......but when you turned that fan on in the bathroom....NOOOOO smell ever made it out of that room.....although, we did lose a cat about that time so who knows?

I was counting the minutes until this turned into a poo thread

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2018, 10:59:01 AM »
I felt so bad that I found a inspirational picture for you

The Pope meant cats as well

OMG!!!!! I LOVE THAT!!!!!!!!

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Re: off the wall question about exhaust fans
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2018, 02:02:13 PM »
Duct tape!
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across - Sun Tzu