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Dayton 24 inch two speed fan

I want to set the fan on low speed and add a dimmer (3 speed) switch to control and lower the speed. One person said this would burn our the motor another person said it should work.....??

Can I do this without damaging the motor.

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Re: dayton 24 inch two speed fan - Dayton (1UM44) Fan Fans

Yes, it will work and not damage your motor.

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