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  1. #1
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    Cond fan motor in airhandler?

    So theres (now) this guy way out in the middle of bfe with a 1/3 hp 1075 condenser fan motor in his airhandler thanks to my non stocked truck. It's a 2000 trane that had the original vented 1/3 1075 in it that burned up.

    It draws normal amps. Seems like people would do this back before ecm motors. It'll be fine right? Not that I really care.

  2. #2
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    His Nebraska cousin( also in BFE) has the same thing and it has been going strong for 5 years.

  3. #3
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    It gets pretty hot in Egypt. I wouldn't use a TENV motor.

  4. #4
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    That's a relief! Thought I was the only one. I put one in a garage that had a sandblaster.The sand kept getting in the air-over motors windings.

  5. #5
    Ive put several of them in, especially in dusty or high humidity environments

  6. #6
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    As long as the voltages are the same and they don't need multispeed i don't see why not..

  7. #7
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    Ive done it many times in a pinch and havnt had any issues. As long as your amp draw was good the motor should actually stay cooler than if used outside.

  8. #8
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    I've considered doing it mostly for the cost savings. But from what I've seen the amps on the condenser motors are usually too low to use for a blower motor regardless of the HP.

  9. #9
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    Moore, Oklahoma, United States
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    Are condenser motors not more efficient since they are mostly single speed? This may account for some of the lower amperage?

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