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What kind of ceiling fan control type do I need?

I'd like to buy a new ceiling fan to replace an existing one. The one I have has one switch that controls the light and dimmer, and another on the other side of the room that controls the fan and fan ...
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Steam in bathroom

My bathroom originally vented into the attic instead of outside. I didn't have too much steam with this. A 3 inch vent was put on and exhausted out through the soffit. It wasn't effective. A new fan ...
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Finding a good smart switch 3 or 4 gang but the box is sized for 4 switches?

I have an outlet box size for 2 switches wide, the width including the plate is 5" My existing one has 3 side ways toggle and a light switch. However, I want everything to be smart. I would ...
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How do I wire a furnace fan that has an electronic control module to run at full speed?

It is very useful to have an old furnace blower hanging around. Attach a plug a move lots of air. (Don't do this at home because it's much to useful and fun). The motor is a GE ECM Motors Model ...
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Blower fan comes on once a week

I have basic two wire thermostat, one for power on for neutral. I only have central heat, not air. My blower fan kicked on the last two sundays, but itself, but not today which is sunday. It only ...
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Can I put a box fan in a chimney to help circulate out hot summer air?

I have a classic brick chimney for a wood fireplace only (i.e. no hot water tank or other things sharing the stack). In peak summer heat, the interior of the upstairs is well above the exterior ...
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How should I connect my bath fan to the three cables in the ceiling?

I have red-white-black wires coming from my switch and 2 sets of house wires (black-white-grnd). Can someone tell me how to tie these together with a new fan that has two white, one black and one blue ...
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Wiring a timer for a fan with No neutral wire

Ok. I can’t figure it out. I’m on my third timer switch, this one not requiring a neutral. When I hook it up to the fan stays on and none of the timer buttons are operable. Please see the below ...
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Reuse Cooker Extractor fan 4 wires into 3 Pin UK plug?

I have recently removed a extractor fan above my cooker. Instead of wasting the fan I have taken it out to reuse as a personal fan in my room. Yes I could just buy a fan, but I hate the idea of ...
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Is it beneficial to have a gable attic fan even though it's not attached to an external vent?

The gable vents/shutters are in an area of the attic that's not easily accessible for me. Ideally that's where the attic fan would go. Is there a benefit for me to still run a powered attic fan as ...
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is there a vibration dampener for a pancake box?

I live in a relatively new house, about ten years old. The builder installed a fan in the downstairs living room using a pancake box mounted to a beam. Because of this, running the fan causes a loud ...
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New Kitchen extractor fan stopped working

Brand new kitchen extractor hood fitted last week. The lights still work, but the fan won’t turn on, so I assume not a fuse problem. The extractor duct was about 5mm too large to fit in the top of the ...
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What is the purpose of the fan guard center shield?

It's not connected to the fan axis or anything else important, just sits there attached to the guard from the outside with three screws. Can I remove it or is there some clever aerodynamic purpose to ...
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How can I get my building owner to deal with a mold issue?

I live in an apartment with no ventilation to the outside. The bathroom fan is ductless as is the range fan in my Kitchen. I have a mold issue in the apartment due to the lack of proper ventilation ...
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Fan Setting For Portable Air Conditioner

Optimal fan speed for a window air conditioner has been addressed before. However, the thermodynamics are different for portables. A single hose portable (dual hoses too big for small rooms) sucks ...
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Attic Fan for Carrier 58STX110--14122

I have a Carrier furnace in my attic (Model 58STX110--14122). Does this unit include an attic fan? There is a fan that used to turn on during the day when it's hot and turns off when temperatures ...
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fan transmitter [duplicate]

I went to a realitives home who has a cealing fan installed . I noticed the cealing fan has a set up of what I’m trying to accomplish, with remote and power is controlling a lap in the room .I ...
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Heat Pump Compressor not turning on in heat mode

UPDATE 29-MAY-2021: So I have it working now, after playing around with some of the settings in both the Nest Thermostat and the Zone Control Panel. In the "Pro Setup" section of the Nest, I ...
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How can I mount a window fan in a very tall slider?

I am looking for a way to mount a window fan like this one in my apartment. The only windows my unit has measure 70" x 58" (H x W) with 29" wide slider panel which opens horizontally. ...
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What size duct for make-up air?

I have an industrial exhaust fan venting heat from the top of a stairwell. It is a CentriMaster ModelPRN PRN110 with specification sheet here: http://www.acmefan.com/InformationFiles/ModelInformation/...
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Exhaust fan dripping?

Just finished my basement. Went to take a shower in my new shower for the first time, and was shocked to see the exhaust fan dripping here and there while showering. I installed everything on my own - ...
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One switch, two lights, add a third always-on

I have an existing light switch (single-pole) that turns on two LED lights on the front porch. I’m considering converting the last light in the series to a ceiling fan and adding an additional porch ...
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Left/Right Sliding Window

I have a left/right sliding window in kitchen as pictured below. I want to add a standard indoor window fan positioned at the top. This fan has screw holes on the side to screw into sides standard ...
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Kitchen vent damper in condo

Forgive me - first timer here, but I'm striking out on Google searches. I live in a condo with central venting for the bathrooms & kitchen. The microwave is installed above the stove and hooks ...
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Fan running 24 x7 despite Thermostat set to Auto for Fan

I have moved into a new condo unit in Toronto and it seems my fancoil keeps running 24x7 despite the thermostat set to Auto for Fan. Even when the temperature is set to a temperature lower than the ...
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Attic fan installation

I am wanting to install an attic fan over the gable vent and had a couple questions. There is a 2x4 running through the center of the vent. Can I cut this in the middle so it doesn’t block the fan? I ...
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How do you wire a current sensor to multiple fans?

I have two booster fans that I only want to run when the main HVAC blower fan is on. Each fan will have its own speed controller. How do I wire them both to the same current sensor switch? Should I ...
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Can replacing a low voltage wire actually make the air handler blower blow more air?

Our system stopped cooling, it is 11 months old. The service tech found a low voltage wire running from the handler to the outside unit bad. He showed me the wire was not connected but dead now, after ...
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electrical ceiling fan wiring

I am trying to install a ceiling fan that had 2 separate switches to a dual control lutron dimmer switch . I blue wire (hot) directly wired to the blue fan wires. I have a red wire that is in the ...
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HVAC auxiliary fan relay wiring help

I set up a two zone whole house dehumidifier system with 24v no/nc dampers, primary and secondary zones. the primary zone is controlled by a Aprilaire model 76 external control and the secondary zone ...
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Size of insulated flex hose needed to install for bathroom exhaust?

What size of insulated flex hose do I need to install for bathroom exhaust. Fan is 110cm. Length of hose in attic is approx 15-20 ft, going just about straight to the exit site. Bathroom size is ...
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3 led pot light in bathroom blink when turn fan on for a second but stay off

I have 3 led pot in my bathroom with my pot light off I turn my fan off and on some times the pot light blink for a second but stay in the off position
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Fan in my furnace will not turn on in the manual position [closed]

When I turn my thermostat to the off position and my fan from auto to on the fan does not turn on. I have a Goodman electric furnace. Is this normal? The fan will run if I call for heat or cooling but ...
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When switch furnace on, ventilation fan turns off

Ventilation fan works fine when heating is off but immediately switches off when heating is turned on. Consequently the furnace runs for a minute and then overheats and turns off. Any idea what could ...
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Can I add a junction box in my attic to ease congestion in a ceiling box?

I have an existing ceiling junction box feeding a ceiling fan (with lights) that I'm replacing with a flush mount ceiling fan (no lights) and plan to add four recessed lights controlled by a separate ...
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Goodman 080-4, propane... inducer fan runs non stop

The unit will go thru heat cycle when turning the power on. After the call to heat is met the inducer fan continues which prevents the ignition process upon the next call from the t- stat. It will ...
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How can I prevent cold air from dropping down my bath fan duct?

In my new home, on the second floor, the bathroom fans goes outside and under the roof, so the output is upside down. They installed the type of vent with a flap that, normally with gravity and ...
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Change timer setting on a bathroom fan (sharing a switch with the light)

In our new house, the bathroom fan goes on about 3 minutes after the light has been switched on (single switch for both), and goes off about 10 minutes after the light has been switched off. I would ...
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Why don't some LED lights work in my ceiling fan?

I replaced the two incandescent light bulbs in my Hunter model 28679 ceiling fan with 3000k 7w LEDs. All works fine but I want them to be brighter and to be a different color/hue of light. So I ...
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Bathroom condensation

My bathroom is mouldy and retains condensation on walls, windows etc. The room is approx 8fx7ft x 8ft high. I’ve installed a new inline Manrose fan with timer to replace cheap old online fan, the ...
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Does a portable fan work for drying the bathroom?

If a bathroom has no windows and doesn't get completely dry after a shower (neither do the towels, and the ceiling starts to grow black spots of mold), can a regular fan dry everything after the ...
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3-way switch to control 2 fans independently

I have a room where I need 2 ventilation fans. One will be a regular bathroom fan, the other a much smaller fan powered through a timer in an outlet. Both will be vented through the same duct to the ...
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How do I wire my bathroom fan with a new switch?

I'm trying to install a bathroom fan on it's own switch. There is a hot cable with a black, white, and green from a previous light fixture in the spot that I want to install a fan. This hot cable is ...
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Bathroom fan venting to attic gable screen

I've read many of the other questions about venting thru gable, but this seems slightly different. I discovered my upstairs bathroom fan is venting to the gable vent. Not ideal, I know, but may be ok ...
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How do I wire new bathroom exhaust fan with light?

I am replacing a bathroom exhaust fan with light. There is 1 switch to control both fan and light. New unit has a white, black, and blue wire. Main wire in ceiling has a white, black, and copper ...
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Help wiring an old HVAC blower to use as a shop fan

I replaced my old HVAC system and a friend suggested asking the HVAC company to leave the fan unit to use as a shop fan. I thought it would be a simple task to add a plug to the motor and off it would ...
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How to install a utilitech heater ventilation fan with light?

Just trying to replace an old Broan heater/fan/light with a new Utilitech one and very confused about how the wires are meant to go. I suspect the initial set up was not to code. Very novice on ...
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Ceiling Fan Installed now wall outlet does not work

I have installed a ceiling fan and it is working. The wall outlets however, are not. The room has no light switch. On the ceiling there were two black wires and two white wires (there is also a brown ...
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HVAC fan turned off by itself with associated burning smell

I'm in the PNW and we're dealing with lots of wildfire smoke. Accordingly, I've been running the fan on the HVAC nearly continuously for the last 4 days so that air will go through my electronic ...
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If a bathroom exhaust fan does not have a duct on the side of it but I do have venting present in attic to the outside is my bathroom fan vented?

My current bathroom fan is ductless but a friend looked in my attic and said it is vented outside? Can a bathroom fan be venting outside if there is not a duct connected to the bathroom fan light?

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