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Heat Recovery fans causing home fires , recalls

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by DriftWood, Jan 8, 2008.

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  1. DriftWood

    DriftWood Minister of Fire

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    Heat Recovery
    If your house was built anytime after the late 90's chances are you have a heat recovery ventilation system that exchanges outside and inside air. But there's been a problem with the device that does that...it could cause your house to go up in flames.

    The motors are starting house fires. Get the model and serial number off the unit and call the manufacture about recalls. Also the motors burn out with age 6 to 7 years. Call the manufacture.

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    Cant get the links to work,
    I have an ERV,
    can You give us the low down ?

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  4. DriftWood

    DriftWood Minister of Fire

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    Turn on your computer speakers.

    Try copying the links and past it in the address window press enter.

    Update your real player. http://www.real.com/

    The motors are starting house fires. Get the model and serial number off the unit and call the manufacture about recalls. Also the motors burn out with age 6 to 7 years. Call the manufacture.
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