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bobothewrench

07:43PM | 02/24/04
Member Since: 02/12/04
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I just purchased a Honeywell HE260A flow through humidifier kit. It appears to be a consumer-ized kit with VHS instruction tape, plugin power transformer, and a plastic sail switch. I was hoping to find out if anybody had bad experiences with this equipment. The transformer is very hefty, so I would expect it to be as reliable as a box-mount type. However, the sail switch appears very flimsy; the sail is made out of thin clear plastic sheet. Would it be worth the effort/expense to substitute a current sensing switch on the furnace blower instead of using the sail switch?

bobothewrench

07:47AM | 02/26/04
Member Since: 02/12/04
12 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply.

Since I posted that, I did a bit more research. The control board in my furnace has accessory terminals which switch 120VAC at a maximum of 1 amp when the blower fan runs. So I intend to ignore both the plugin transformer and sail switch which came with the kit, buy a small box mount transformer to mount in one of the conduit knockouts, and use that to power the solenoid/humidistat loop. Less moving parts to wear out, no duplex receptacle to add.



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