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#272140 11-Jun-2020 11:03
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Our DVS has broken down after 15 years. I phoned DVS and they don't provide parts for that model. The guy quoted $2,200 for a new fan. There is still power from the white box in the roof to the control panel in the hallway, so I am pretty sure its just the fan that has died.

 

 

Isn't this just a basic 80 watt centrifugal fan? Pretty sure I can get one for a few hundred bucks at Mitre 10 or Bunnings. In fact the guy said, yes, essentially you can do that but would need a sparky to install.

 

 

Does anyone have experience with this? is it as simple as I think? 

 

 

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  #2502939 11-Jun-2020 14:14
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I had a new fan put into an old dumb ventilation system. Cost about $540 for the part and the electrician.

 

Alternately get a Ming Fans standard or silent fan, plug it into a power socket in the ceiling cavity (it comes with a standard power plug), and control it somehow.


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  #2502954 11-Jun-2020 14:41
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Parent's DVS system went through the same fate 2 years ago after fan died and they also said you need the DVS unit replaced. Cost them $2k I think and they replaced the G3 touch controller with a new wired controller that has small physical buttons and new DVS unit. Reused the existing ducting's and duct grilles that were already setup. Previous system had been running for 12 years.




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  #2503013 11-Jun-2020 15:16
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billgates: Parent's DVS system went through the same fate 2 years ago after fan died and they also said you need the DVS unit replaced. Cost them $2k I think and they replaced the G3 touch controller with a new wired controller that has small physical buttons and new DVS unit. Reused the existing ducting's and duct grilles that were already setup. Previous system had been running for 12 years.

 

 

 

Nice one, that's what the guy said. Good to know, thanks. 


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