We've got a rental house we're fixing up to sell. Probably 15 years ago a
previous owner converted a porch to an enclosed bedroom. He ran two furnace
duct extensions from the basement, thru a garage, then up thru the floor.
Just ahead of that, I notice a plug plugged into a 110-v outlet, that leads
to a split, contacted by electrical twist connectors, that lead into the two
added furnace ducts. One wire just goes through what looks like a little
metal grommet. The other wire goes to the furnace duct thru what looks like
a little solenoid-looking thing (about half the size of an automobile
thermostat). It appears to even have miniature numbers ..or possibly a
(I know I'll at least have to clean up the connections for any electrical
inspector that may see it before the sale).
Any idea what these are?
I'll bet your right. I wonder if the outlet is only live when the furnace
blower kicks on? I'll go back and check. Otherwise, might the booster be
activated when it senses some initial weak air flow?
Thanks for the tip. I'll also check with an HVAC company nearby.
This is Turtle.
i was thinking that but i just don't like to bust peoples bubbles when they are
hoping to sell something without problem. What you
don't know is a problem. You don't have to fix it.
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