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Old 18-11-2019, 16:34   #1
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powered vents?

hey all, I guess this is the right sub-forum for this question...

I used to have the old version of Nicro's solar vents, but after multiple motor replacements the plastic finally cracked and died. I bought some of the newer version, but they've changed and are non-removable and unrepairable now!

honestly I have enough solar, and I'm more than happy wiring a vent fan into the existing lighting system - but does that even exist?!? I can't seem to find any deck vents with fans that aren't solar... I guess I'm happy to modify a solar vent to be permanently wired-in, but I do wish I could just find the right hardware...

can someone recommend me some deck vents that:

- fit (more or less, she's an old boar, I can deal) a 4-1/2" hole,
- are low-profile and won't snag a genoa sheet,
- have an electric fan built-in, and
- are built to last in the tropics, ie. not plastic!!

thanks in advance - I've currently got a couple of mushroom vents installed, but they're just begging to snag a sheet, and frankly the crew is complaining that the passive vents just aren't moving enough air to overcome transient odors. gotta get some electric fan action going in there before there's a mutiny...
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Re: powered vents?

https://www.vetus.com/en/ventilation...ntilators.html
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Old 18-11-2019, 17:49   #3
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powered vents?

Interesting. Long life computer motor is what the web says. Makes me think of computer fans, some of which are very low noise and power consumption. Form factor is usually square.
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Re: powered vents?

McMaster Carr has a large selection of 12VDC muffin (computer style) fans. Round and square. CFM is rated. Larger fans with smaller CFMs are usually quieter.
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