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That will work. Code depends on where you live, but I can't see anything wrong with making the junction away from the switch. You might have issues doing all this in the fan box. It might be cleaner to put a small box in the ceiling and do your connections, then have a small run down to the fan. And be smart with placement of recessed lighting above a ...


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The attic probably does not matter. The crack is likely caused by the house pulling apart for some reason. If that is the case, then either there is a problem with the foundation or with the structural design of the house. In my experience bad foundations are the root of such problems 9 times out of 10. A lot of developers just plop houses down on sand or ...


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It sounds like you have a chafed/exposed wire that is shorting out intermittently due to vibration from the fan motor; either that, or the pull switch itself is failing intermittently. If you can get it apart and replace the pull switch (Hunter should be happy to sell you the appropriate spare part if you have the model number of your fan handy), try that, ...


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I'm assuming the new switch came with the new light/fan unit. In that case, cap the red wire in both boxes. It must be a communicating switch. So wire it as you would any single-pole light switch and light.


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Could be a mechanical problem. Try this: with the power OFF, try to rotate the fan with your finger. It should spin freely for awhile after you poke it. If not, then something is mechanically impeding the travel of the fan blades. Check for anything touching any part of that rotating fan assembly. Maybe some left-over protective packaging that you ...


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I had some help from a friend and I think I have the mess worked out.


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What's causing them? The building settling. Should I be concerned? Not really. How can I stop it from increasing? You can't, but improper climate control (swings in temperature and humidity levels throughout the house) will make it worse. How can I repair the damage already done? I'd use fiberglass tape and joint compound (chemically setting ...


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Your forward, reverse switch may be defective causing it to go back and forth. Maybe try taking the switch and jogging it back and forth and see if this helps.


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It's probably an optical illusion. The "wagon wheel effect" You are probably viewing it in light produced by a fluorescent lamp rather than an incandescent lamp. There do exist electric motors that can work in either direction but no motor will speed up then stop and start working in the reverse direction all by itself.


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There are two very important dimensions left out of the "Obstruction Details". See picture below. Overall height of overhead clearance. (Directly related to number of courses of cinder blocks in the wall). Width of the opening. (This is of lesser importance than the overall height). The dimensions I show are just pure guesses based on what one may ...


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Looks like a water stain. Since you know the cause, just get matching ceiling paint and paint over it, or repaint the whole ceiling if you can't get the color matched to your satisfaction. Or ignore it until you're ready to repaint.


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Explain the situation to your city's building department and it is likely you can be granted a variance. If you leave the bottom of the brick obstruction unfinished (you can even paint it if you want), there is only a half inch difference of 6' 3.5" compared to the required 6' 4". There is a good chance a variance will be granted.



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