I recently set up a millivolt switched gas heater with an Ecobee3 thermostat. I used an RIBU1C relay to accomplish this (Ecobee wants to switch a 24VAC circuit, and the gas heater wants a millivolt circuit switch). That all works great. (I followed this guide.)
Now I have the bright idea of turning on a 110v fan every time the heater turns on, to better distribute heat from the heater. I'm looking at the 110V leads on the RIBU1C and it seems like I could just wire that up like a 110V light switch inline to the hot wire on the fan?
I would appreciate advice on whether I am misunderstanding how the 110V lines on the RIBU1C work (maybe they are for 110V signal input and not designed to switch on/off 110V lines?)
I have decent/safe household 110V electrical knowledge (I can safely install light switches, direct wired overhead fans, etc), and a smattering of electronics knowledge. So I'm comfortable making the 110V wiring from the wall to the fan safe. I just want some external input to make sure I don't let the magic smoke out of my relay, or the Ecobee, or otherwise do something dumb.