Originally Posted by eebbnflow
Never thought of that . Really available under 100$ would you wrap the motor only ?
I see other trace cable for ice melting but I think that is to long . Or I can wrap the whole fan with it .
the stuff im thinking of is the shit you see wrapped over pipe flanges underneath insulation and lagging.
its basically a 500 foot spool that you cut to what ever length you need.
idk how the shit works tbh. but each foot of length is a certain wattage... it self regulates based on temperature and there is usually a max length. you need some overcurrent protection but thats about it.
i dont know if you can buy small lengths of it, but im sure there is something similar you can get.
maby adhesive silicone pad heaters would be a better option.
i would just wrap it over the capacitor and motor. again though, this is far out there shit... other than a funky cap that wont work at low temps i cant think of any reason why an electric motor would not start up at -30.
even if its a cap problem...just go out and get a better cap.
if its a lubrication problem get low temp grease.
if it still does not start then look at the self regulating trace heating cables or heating pads.