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Old 10-01-2019, 09:02   #1
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(non-) solar vents

I guess this is the place to post, it's kind of a weird question...

I am tired of repairing my Nicro solar vents, and the new ones aren't even repairable. I also have plenty of solar on my arch, and a nice new LiFePO4 bank! I just want decent stainless deck vents with fans that I can hard-wire to the house electrical system.

Does such a beast actually exist?

(currently I've given up on the project and am putting in stainless mushroom vents instead, but man, I've got a tiny boat, and I'd really love to actively exhaust the head and the space right above the stove in the galley...)

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Old 10-01-2019, 09:11   #2
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Re: (non-) solar vents

Vetus makes a 2 part kit, fan below deck, vent above deck:

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Old 10-01-2019, 09:12   #3
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Re: (non-) solar vents

I am looking at a similar upgrade this offseason. These Vetus fans seem to get good reviews. You have to couple them with a deck vent.
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Re: (non-) solar vents

I was similarly frustrated and I took apart all my Nicrovents, redid some wiring connections and retaped them, used some oil on the fan shaft (machine oil), changed some dead batteries, and they are working really well now. Good luck
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