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New Fan Switch Question

My old switch does not have a white wire. Should I add one and attach it to the grommet inside the box? Also, in most diagrams, the black wire enters the box from the top an leaves from the bottom. ...
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Upgrade 4-speed pull chain fan switch

Can anyone advise how to replace a 4-speed pull chain fan switch with a capacitor, by a simple wall 4-speed switch? Thanks in advance for any support
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Adding (small) load to existing rafters with 2x4

I am planning on installing a whole house fan (shown in the image below). The fan has a total system weight of 40 pounds and needs to be supported via metal and nylon straps to a beam as shown in the ...
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LED Light in Ceiling Fan only works with a non-LED next to it

I have a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan with two light ports and a remote control. The lights are e12 (candelabra) base, but I need some brightness. I just bought some 12W LED bulbs (100w equivalent) and ...
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Ceiling Fan Direction for Summer?

All called a local fan store in my area and the sales rep told me a ceiling fan should spin counter-clockwise for summer. I know what clockwise and counter clockwise is, but looking up at a fan for ...
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Dual Evaporator Refrigerator — Evaporator Coil and drain Freeze up… Internal Fan Operational?

I've got a very nice split door refrigerator, bottom drawer freezer. (GE model GFE2HSHFSS). This unit has two separate evaporator coils, one for the refrigerator (fresh food) and another for the ...
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How to calculate CFM/pressure needed to move water vapor through duct?

I made a cheap, high capacity humidifier from a mist maker, storage crate, and 120mm fan (the fan blows into the crate, which pushes the mist out). This 4" flex pipe works fine to exhaust the mist ...
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Bathroom fan too loud

I recently installed a new bathroom fan in our master bath in hopes for a much quieter environment. I installed a NuTone Model # AERN110 (110 CFM, 1.0 sone). I've never had an ultra quiet exhaust ...
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Bathroom Fan Leaking/Dripping

Can you help some frustrated new home owners? Our 14 month old new home is leaking this brown liquid into our bathroom. This almost exclusively happens after a snowfall and it starts to melt. We get ...
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Bathroom Vent Fan Leaks

I have red water leaking/dripping from the vent bathroom fan in the second floor bathrooms. This only happens after a good snowfall and during the snow melt as it warms. We get about 6 hours of ...
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Blower fan won’t come on in “auto” mode but will in “on”

I have a Honeywell model number NHGK076AF01 propane furnace. It is about 15 years old. The problem started when I noticed the breaker had tripped and I had no heat. After resetting breaker, I tried ...
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Can I replace a fan timer with one having duration options beyond one hour?

We have a dial that only goes up to an hour to control our fan so we are continuously getting up and turning it for another hour. Can this be replaced with a longer timer dial, like 12 hours?
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Is DC Pedestal fan motor whine normal at low speed?

I have a brand new DC motor pedestal fan with 12 speeds. At the very low speeds the motor makes a whiny bearing type noise. Is this normal for low voltage DC fans?
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Lutron Fan & Light dimmer switch wiring

I have a hunter Fan/Light I am installing. I purchased the pictured Lutron switch to control the fan/light. My power source comes into the switch box and is wired as follows: Power source (Black) ...
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Light and fan remain constantly on after changing bulbs to LED [duplicate]

Recently replaced old 40W ES bulbs to LED ones with the same fitting. However this causes the light and (timer) fan in the bathroom to remain consistently turned on despite the switch being in the off ...
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Venting Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Can I run the bathroom fan vent into the already installed sewer vent? Previously it was just vented into the attic but is causing mold to grow up there because of the moisture.
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Wiring help with ceiling fan

Massive struggle with wiring, just purchased ceiling fan and don't understand the two yellow wires and 3 red wires. Any recommendations? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/0ibZN.jpg)
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Ceiling fan with 2 switches with remote

Where are the wires I have, I am confuse to where the red from the ceiling goes, nothing in the manuals talk about a red wire. Right now we have 1 switch controlling the light, and 1 controlling the ...
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Trying to hook up dimmer/fan switch but have an extra wire?

I am trying to replace a switch that had a 4 position light knob and a 4 position fan knob. The old one had three wires coming out of it and the new one has 4. Below is a picture of my wall and the ...
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Ice In Radon Mitigation System

I have a fan powered radon mitigation system installed in my house. It was installed in 2016 and I have not had any issues with it until this winter. I live in northern Iowa where we have been ...
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Replacing fan/light with 2 wall with fan/light controlled by remote

I am replacing an old fan that runs off 2 wall switches. Switch 1 controls the light. Switch 2 controls the fan. The new fan has remote only. The power source is 2 wire (Black, White, Bare). The ...
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HVAC blower often (but not always) gets stuck ON.

I have a mid 1970’s G&S furnace. The blower often (but not always) gets stuck in the on mode even when heat isn’t being called for. The only way to stop it is to unplug the unit. Re-...
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Bathroom light switch changed, now the light only turns on when the fan switch is turned on.

I switched the light switch in the bathroom today because the toggle broke off. I took out the old one, which is the Leviton 15 Amp Duplex Style Single-Pole / 3-Way AC Combination Toggle Light Switch ...
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control for attic fan

I have an attic fan with an old (MH Rhodes 90015 /marktime) mechanical timer switch. I want to replace the timer with a thermostat (presumably a line-voltage thermostat). To my surprise, in the ...
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Messed up the wiring in a 3 speed box fan, how can I fix this?

I am trying to convert a 3 speed box fan into an air cleaner. I took it apart, and accidentally pulled wires out of their wingnuts, and don't know how to fix them. I tried my best to draw the ...
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How to Run Fan Only with Thermostar Furnace With G Wire

I have a Thermostar Furnace that works great for Heating our home. We do not have AC and do not want that. But, we do want to be able to just run the fan without heat. The W and RH wires were ...
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Old house ceiling has unused brown wire, what is it for?

I'm a member of a sister site to this one so I thought I would ask this here. I'm replacing my ceiling fan the kitchen of my old house and coming out of the ceiling was white , black and brown wires. ...
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Installing a dimmer switch for a ceiling fan

I have a ceiling fan with a lights that have to separate switches- one to control the fan on/off, and another to control the lights on/off. I want to put a dimmer on the light switch only but I most ...
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Can new cable be run from switch to ceiling?

I'm installing a new bathroom exhaust fan in a first floor bathroom. I removed the old fan, and have the new one, but here's the problem... The cable is coming out of a joist and the wiring is too ...
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Compensate inadequate exhaust vents for whole house fan by installing a power vent in attic?

I would like to install a whole house fan in my 2400 sf house. However, with only three 1 ft x 2 ft gable vents, I'm looking at an NFVA of only 3 sf of exhaust vent when taking into consideration that ...
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When I flip the switch to turn on the ceiling fan it works…for a while. Then the circuits in the room blow. Is the issue electrical or an old fan?

I'll lead with saying I'm not a handy man. I'm not an eletrician. That said, light bulbs in our house do burn out in various places fairly fast. The issue at hand here though is the ceiling fan in my ...
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Bathroom Ceiling Fan Installation

I would like to intall a bathroom ceiling fan directly over my shower, where there is an existing light that is turned on by an adjacent light switch. I have several questions regarding this project. ...
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required space below whole house fan vent

I am installing a whole house fan in an old bungalow. There are no hallways in our house and there is really just one place that makes sense to install the fan inlet. That location in central and ...
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Optimal fan placment? -room layout [closed]

The door is always closed. The dark green means possible placement on the floor. Should the fan point inward, outward, at the wall? Thanks!
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Fujitsu split-fan A/C 2 indoor fans - only one blows cold air

I have a Fujitsu split fan system with two indoors fans (connected to one compressor). I'm experiencing a peculiar problem in one room where I set the A/C to on, the compressor starts outside but no ...
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Amana Prestige Air Con fan won't spin

I have an old Amana Air Con unit that stopped working. The fan won't spin. The condenser kicks in. I can manually spin the fan and it goes like a champ. I have replaced the cap already. Any ideas or ...
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Incandescent Equivalent for Bathroom Fan/Light

We are looking at lights/fans for the bathroom. We don't want to spend a lot of money. The fan/light combination units at Menards and Depot say to use incandescent or energy-efficient equivalent. The ...
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Why does my bath fan trip the GFCI outlet protecting it?

I am attempting to protect a new bath exhaust fan (DewStop Breezeasy F22-1w) through a GFCI (Leviton SmartLocPro) The area is a new construction bathroom. Each time I attempt to switch on the fan the ...
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Is my control board bad?

I have a Goodman evaporator/gas heating unit that runs the central fan motor constantly after it is powered up a couple of seconds. This happens regardless of what wires are hooked to the control ...
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Fan wiring with no wall switch

I am replacing a ceiling fan in my home built in 1999. The electrical box has four wires, black, white, blue, ground. I have no switch on my walls. The old fan was controlled by a remote and we had ...
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Ceiling light/fan remote problem

I have a ceiling light/fan controlled by remote only - no light switch or pull cables. Now the remote receiver is broken and the company doesn't make the replacement part anymore. So in buying a new ...
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Means of adjusting fan speed on Bryant gas furnace

My home is heated by a Bryant 359AAV furnace. The thermostat controls and indicates whether the fan is ON or OFF, but the furnace has a four-speed fan. I believe the installer set the fan on "HI" and ...
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2 identical ceiling fans stopped working after reinstalling them

I am a professional electrician. I took down 2 ceiling fans and after reinstalling them they were no functioning anymore. Can anyone explain me how is this possible please??? The electricity cables ...
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Low speed furnace fan blower motor will not shut off

I have a carrier furnace that has a low speed fan blower motor that will not shut off no matter how long I leave it running. I checked that removal of the G wire at the control board does not change ...
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Coleman 6230-901 outdoor unit fan running slow (and continuously)

I have an old rental mobile and the heat pump is operating normally, except the outdoor unit fan is running all the time (unless the breaker is off), and it runs very slowly. The run capacitor ...
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Troubleshooting power for bathroom fan/heater/light fixture

Situation: installing new switches for 3-in-1 heater/fan/light fixture. Old custom switch set (broken) had three switches and an indicator light. New generic set has three switches and an outlet. ...
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Exchange bathroom fan

I moved to the new condo and found that fan works loud. The sound meter showed that the noise level during operation of central ventilation (without fan) is between 46 and 49 dB (it is the average ...
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Running Airwave/Fan schedule with Nest (With Fresh air intake HVAC)

I am trying to make sure I am understanding the research/studies behind using just the fan to help reduce energy to cool/heat home. Nest has the option to set a schedule to run the fan in home to ...
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Blower fan works w/ a/c “auto”, not with heat “auto”

I know there are similar questions out there but are there any new ideas? When I turn on my heater, the gas fires up but the fan doesn't turn on. I know the fan is still working because it will turn ...
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Replacing a switch where power comes thru the fan to the timer switch, with only 2-wires? [duplicate]

I can see an answer where it suggests a 3-wire run from the fixture but I'm hoping to use existing wiring and it only has black and white wires coming from the bathroom fan to the old timer switch. ...