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First let me say, that the equipment is bought and nearly impossible to get me to completely start over, so I need to work with what I have, for the most part. Dampers are inline and installed, Fan is installed. It's just the wiring that need to be completed. I understand an appreciate what you are saying JW, but I just want the system to run. Let me worry about makeup air, whether the system accomplishes the goal,. I need to know how to get it wired correctly.
It is my professional opinion that what you had before you started doing anything is 100% better than anything you are trying to accomplish. If your idea was so much better can you explain why it is not on the market and being installed in every home now.

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OK, the objective is to ventilate two bathrooms with a single inline fan and control via N.O. dampers. I do not want both bathrooms being ventilated every time the fan is on. That's just the way we want it.
The fan you are planning on using is not big enough for one bath and you plan on using it on two baths. It wonít amount to a fart in a whirlwind should both baths being used at the same time. Sometimes what we want we cannot have and what you propose is one of those things you canít have simply because it wonít work

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The reason my electrician acquaintance suggested the relays is the damper power. We need to make sure that only 120V gets to the fan, so that power has to originate from the same source and not from two separate circuits (right? again, his words). I could wire the fan with 3-way timers, but how to get the power pulled off for just one damper? Hence the use of relays.
If your friend was an electrician he would have already told you this isnít going to work. It is true that if the fan is supplied from one branch circuit it would only get 120 volts but if there is only one fan how is it to get anything other than 120 volts? I donít understand the dampers or the need for them.



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So, if all of the wiring is in the outer insulation, it is a cable and will be complaint, right?
Maybe. All conductors meaning the hot, neutral and equipment grounding conductors that supply either the relays, transformers, dampers, or the fan must be in the same cable or raceway. You canít use one conductor of the cable to supply anything, you must use all the conductors in the cable.
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When it exits this outer insulation, and hence the cable, it needs to be in an approved enclosure, right? (just like the rest of the house wiring , into a covered box)
Not only must it be in an enclosure it must be secured to the enclosure by an approved method. The enclosure must be approved for the purpose for which it is used.

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I was going to suggest the transformers be attached to a metal box as they are typically mounted, with the line voltage side in of course, but how about mounting them to an enclosure that JW suggested, with the relays mounted in the enclosure and all wiring in cable or boxes. And everything with a ground will have one and it will be connected (I think my original timers do not, so no ground there). Is that what I am hearing?
Yes the transformers can be in a NEMA enclosure but it must be large enough to allow free air for cooling. Be sure that the transformers are approved for installation in attics as most are not due to the extreme heat in attics during summer months.

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Please, Please help me figure this out with the equipment I have. It seems the parts are being used for what they were designed for, so it's just the installation now right? I am in the process of re-insulating my attic and want to get this wrapped up, so I don't have to go up there and trample the new insulation.
The equipment is not being used as they are designed for. You are trying to design something to use them on which is different.
There is nothing about the equipment or the installation that will pass an inspection and this is why I have asked you if you are planning on getting it inspected.

You have come up with some sort of abstract idea and have closed your mind to any discussion about your project and in my opinion demanding that someone just tell you how to make it work.
The truth of the matter is it is not going to work as has been pointed out to you in this thread many times but you are not listening.
You even made the statement that you are not going to change your mind no matter what anyone says so I see no point posting anything more in this thread.

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Thanks again...Drawing to come today...
Canít hardly wait.