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Replacing power cable of wall fan

The original fan cable was damaged so i thought maybe i could cut it off and replace it with a cable and plug from an extension cable. The wierd thing is, it worked for a while and now doesn't. In ...
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What is the purpose of a bathroom fan filter? What is the risk of not using a filter?

Our bathroom fan filter was worn out and very dirty with cigarette smoke from the previous tenant¹, so we removed it. We could replace it, but why does a bathroom fan need a filter in the first place?...
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Help with wiring a computer PWM fan to DC voltage

I've recently purchased a "fume extractor" from China which is basically a filter with a pc fan behind it. The Fan pre-installed isn't really doing much of anything and I would like to replace it with ...
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Trying to find a odd shaped fan blade

So we bought a new house and one of the fans had 1. ugly blades and 2. one blade was broken. Naturally I took one good blade of and went to Lowes to find a replacement. It turns out though that this ...
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Bathroom Exhaust Fan/Light wiring

I am replacing the exhaust fan in my bathroom, however it seems like there is an extra white wire on the fan. The wires came with “quick connectors” - do I remove these and tie the whites together? I ...
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Control fanlight with both remote and switch

I would like to control my fan using remote and the light on the fan using both remote and switch. Is that possible. I have 1 black wire, 1 red wire for light, neutral and ground wire coming from the ...
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Wire AC Condensor fan motor to three prong plug for shop fan

Here is the wiring schematic on the motor: How would I wire these wires safely to a plug like this:
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Furnace Fan (Heat Pump) having issues when starting sometimes with a buzzing noise

We have a Central Electric Furnace model # EB12B. It is paired with a heat pump. We noticed the issue when we were running the A/C this year and is has continued while running the heater. When the ...
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Replacing existing ceiling fan, with on/off switch only to wall mount control of light/fan

My old ceiling fan switch used black, red, green (ground) no white. Built after 2004 white was in outlet box, 4 white wires but all together in single cap - not used. New wall mount switch has ...
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Bath room exhaust fan not working. The light is working on a separate switch right next to the fan switch

I tested the fan and there is power. However the switch to the fan has no power. The light switch next to the fan switch is working. Could there be a problem between the exhaust fan and the switch to ...
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Install Bath Fan 1st floor with parallel joist to exterior wall

I'm planning on installing a bath fan in a first floor bathroom with one exterior wall. This ceiling has 2x8 joists running parallel with the exterior wall. This exterior wall also has a window ...
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Calculating flow volume for whole house fan

My house has a 24" Dayton belt drive whole house fan that's at least 20 years old but looks exactly like the current model 2EAX5. It's nice and quiet but I want it to move more air. It has a 1/3hp ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan/light to two 3 way switches

Wiring a ceiling fan/light combo with TWO 3 way switches. The fan/light is pull string type. The First 3 way Switch box has ONE (line/power) 14-2 cable plus ground, and TWO 14-3 cables plus ground ...
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trane xr13 heat pump

sometimes it works great even in the summer worked great then somedays the fan stops. have replaced fan motor capacitor contact switch u name it it has been replaced summer when its above 97 fan will ...
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Furnace Blower Motor fan hums but wont start

Furnace Blower Motor fan hums but wont start until I turn it by hand, then it runs fine. What should I check?
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Can I manually switch off booster fans that are coupled with HVAC blower?

Could not get upstairs in 1900 craftsman bungalow cooled with HVAC system until the contractor inserted a booster fan in each of the two ducts. Fans are coupled to the blower of the HVAC. Now in fall ...
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Bathroom fan won't turn on

I'm installing a bathroom fan and I can't get it to power on. I want to wire it to the switch that controls the lights in the bathroom. The power comes from the lights to the switch. After splicing ...
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How to replace bathroom fan?

For about two years now, two of my bathroom fans have not worked and I haven't gotten around to changing them. But I am wondering the best way to replace it. The current fan/light I have installed is ...
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Fan switch on thermostat--on or auto

If I leave my fan switch on "on" instead of "auto" and the temperature in the house reaches the desired temperature will the fan stay on and continue to push cool air out even though the thermostat ...
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Homebase extractor fan. How to remove the front cover?

I bought an extractor fan from homebase. One of these: https://www.homebase.co.uk/humidity-controlled-extractor-fan_p594561 . I didn't get very far with fitting it though because step one is "Remove ...
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Wiring Bathroom Fan

Need help on wiring my new bathroom fan. Should have been more attentive when removing the old one. The new fan has three wires: white, black and green. In the ceiling are two sets of wires. The ...
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Why does my bath fan duct have dried grass in it?

So I was exploring my bathroom fan setup with the intention of sending a new wire through the wall to put the fan and light on separate switches. In the process, I noticed that there’s a white plastic ...
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Furnace Blower Motor Wiring

I'm replacing a 1/3hp, 120v, 1075 rpm GE S336 S furnace blower motor with a Century model. Disregarding the capacitor and green ground wire, there is a discrepancy between the old and new. GE motor ...
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Does a GFCI-protected bath light/fan unit need separate neutrals?

I hope there is an electrician on this forum who would know the answer to this. I am in the US and must have permits in my area and install per NEC. This is new construction. Installing a fan/light ...
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Why does my bath fan turn off when light switch is on and vise versa?

I just put a new exhaust fan in the bathroom and connected it to existing light switch, which is connected to the bathroom light. When I turned the power back on, the bath light came on but not the ...
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Fan is turning on air conditioner but no air movement

A few weeks ago I changed the outside unit's starting capacitor and that got the fan on that unit to rotate and the air conditioning on the enclosed back porch started working. Today I came home and ...
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mounting fan/light in very tight enclosed space over shower

I am installing a combo shower fan/light over a walk-in shower; it is meant to be installed in the typical fashion (for recessed fixtures) of two adjustable-length brackets meant to span the gap ...
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Exhaust Fan in small half bathroom on first floor

Hi, I would like to add an exhaust fan in my small half bathroom on the first floor (it’s a 2 floor semi-attached home). The bathroom becomes very humid and takes a few minutes to eliminate odors. I’...
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remedying ceiling fan horror-show

In the course of doing some other work, I came across this poor installation of a ceiling fan. This was done when my house was originally wired by "professional" electricians, and presumably ...
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Garage fan selection and placement

I would like to put a fan in a 2 car garage woodshop (it's getting awfully hot to work in in the summer). I was thinking something like this: http://www.airkinglimited.com/page/industrial-ceiling-...
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Axial or centrifugal fan for short run out of kitchen?

I'm researching replacements for a broken extractor fan in my kitchen. It is wall mounted and runs through the wall straight outside, no long ducting involved. The current (broken) fan is the ...
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Ceiling Fan Wiring Confusion

Was expecting to find just 3 simple wires (b, w, g) and be able to hook up this ceiling fan quite easily but found this when taking out the old fan...3 sets of wires, #1 with 2 black and 1 white, #2 ...
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Need help with wiring a new fan. Wire colors don't match instructions and I am a bit of a novice

I purchased a new fan that I am trying to install. However, the wire colors do not match the instructions and I am a bit of a novice. The instructions say to connect - green-->bare/green, - white-->...
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Air conditioning fan not turning, motor very hot

The air conditioning in one zone of my house isn't turning. I have a Goodman air conditioning unit in that zone. I noticed that the fan motor was very hot (estimate 150 degrees F). It was much ...
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Can my remote-controlled ceiling fan be connected to a wall switch?

My Casablanca fan remote control no longer works and I have to turn the breaker on and off every time. They no longer have a remote control replacement. Can I have an electrician connect it to a ...
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Condo fan coil thermostat fan never turns off, cooling is humid

My thermostat in my condo is a honeywell thermostat and it the only options it has are System and Fan. Fan is set to auto (other option is Lo Med Hi) and the System is set to Cool (or Auto or Off). ...
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Is it safe to use a variable AC transformer to control the speed of a box fan?

I have seen recommendations for using a variable ac transformer to control the speed of a box fan. (like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BXJYO6I/?tag=stackoverfl08-20) I thought that ac motors ...
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How do I identify this ceiling fan?

Previous owners didn't leave a remote, so I need to get a replacement. Should be easy enough. But no brand or model name is visible. How do I identify this? I bought a Hampton Bay replacement remote ...
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How to fix an ineffective Extraction Fan setup in bathroom

I have an existing IXL (Heat, light and Fan) setup in a small bathroom (12.14 meters cubed). The air exchange rating of the fan meets the spec required for the room, it works and doesn't look that ...
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Can anyone ID this bathroom fan motor?

I need to replace this fan motor, I believe it's Broan, but could also be NuTone. I have tried looking up the number stamped on the side, but nothing comes up for either of those manufacturers. Does ...
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Wiring a bath fan/light fixture

I have a light fixture with a pull switch. I want to replace the light with a bath light/fan. I also need to install and wire a switch for this fan. How do I do this?
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Ceiling fan won’t turn off from wall switch

Have a ceiling fan with a single wall switch that controls both the light fixture and the fan. If I flip the switch to turn the fan off, the fan slows down like it’s turning off, but then immediately ...
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issues wiring ceiling fan with remote and 2 switches

I've done some basic wiring but seem to be in over my head on figuring this one out. We have a solarium the had a ceiling light fixture and a switch at each end of the room. I removed the light and ...
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Does a ceiling fan switch make a ceiling fan slow with buzzing noise?

I replace my 6 year old ceiling fan because of really weak speed in any setting and of course the noise but apparently the new one makes the same i just check the voltage when the fan is on speed off ...
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Installed Honeywell R8285A 1048 control center combined with a Honeywell PRO 8000 thermostat

to operate an inline duct fan on a long run to a new addition. Thermostat in the new addition activates fan when the thermostat is set to cooling perfectly. I can use it to manually turn on the fan. ...
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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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