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What requirements are needed to replace an attic fan control switch?

I have an emerson high speed fan switch in one of our houses. It is just a a knob that controls the fan speed. I would like to replace it with a different color one and one that includes a timer....
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Wiring a new bathroom vent fan using old-construction wiring

Wiring up a new bathroom vent fan. We're trying to pull power from the line coming into the bathroom light switch, and just adding a second switch that will control the fan. My house is from the 1940'...
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Two bathrooms fans on same switch. One runs continuously

I have two bathrooms fans in the same bathroom to help with mold problems. They are wires to the same switch. One runs continuously even when the switch is off. Why?
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Wiring to ceiling fan/light

I recently purchased an older home. In the living room, it has a ceiling fan with light kit. It has a single pole switch (no ground) controlling the power to the fan/light. I'm replacing the switch ...
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Radon Fan Getting Noisy & Other Questions

We are wrapping up a French drain installation, and our radon fan has been much noisier for the last day or so. The concrete has been poured over our new French drain piping, with the sump pump hole ...
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How to remove oscillation knob from fan [closed]

A friend and I are trying to repair a vintage Hitachi oscillating desk fan. To get the cover off, it appears the oscillation knob has to be removed. The knob seems to be too big to force trough the ...
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Is it better to use two-wire or three-wire cable for a bath fan/light unit? [closed]

I’m running Romex cable in a bare (framed only) bathroom. End result should be 2 vanity lights on one switch, and then above shower light (recessed LED water-rated) and a separate vent/fan (Delta ...
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Why does the fan cycle on and off during heating cycle only?

My neighbor has an older model Carrier heat pump with electric strip heat. Here lately after she had maintenance done the fan indoor fan that is Will occasionally cycle on and off. I went over and ...
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How to fix an oscillating fan that runs slow?

I have an oscillating fan that does turn on and does oscillate, but which does not run at the correct speed. Normally, when I turn it on it starts at the highest speed and I can change speeds if I ...
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Replacing a refrigerator compressor fan motor with one with different electrical values (GE side-by-side TPG21JRDAWW)

I have rewired very basic motorcycle electrical systems before, but have no understanding of electrical values other than "don't mix 110 and 220V", and "don't put a 6V bulb on a 12V ...
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Replacing a bathroom fan switch

I am trying to replace my bathroom fan switch with one having a humidity sensor (Leviton DHS05: https://www.leviton.com/en/products/dhs05-1lw). The existing switch (see photos) is connected to a ...
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ceiling fan on after shutting off power [closed]

Trying to remove a ceiling fan upstairs. I shut off the breakers for upstairs, and everything turned off - except the ceiling fan is still running. None of the rooms upstairs have power. How is the ...
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Adding a new can/light on same switch-controlled circuit as ceiling fan

Objective: to install a new can light fixture, to be controlled by an existing wall switch. Original configuration: the wall switch supplies power to a ceiling fan with light kit. What I did: I ...
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Why did my ceiling fan stop responding to the remote?

My ceiling fan stopped responding to my remote control. The fan does not shut off and continuously runs on high speed unless I cut the power. The remote has a separate button for the light and other ...
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How to remove this pancake box?

I know this is a well-trodden question here, but, as per usual, there doesn't seem to be an exact example of the particular fixture that's been previously asked. I'm trying to install a ceiling fan ...
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Wiring Black White Red to White White Black

Bought a new bathroom fan/light but the wiring is different from the previous. House wiring is Black-White-Red, new fan light is White-White-Black. Both have a ground wire.
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Bathroom fan/light/heater not working

I just installed a Broan Nutone 765H80L fan/heater/light in my bathroom using a 20 Amp dedicated circuit as directed. I purchased a 3 paddle switch to fit in a 1 gang box and each switch is rated to ...
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How do I remove this old plastic bathroom fan motor?

I just bought a condo and wanted to clean or replace the motor, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the motor down from the ceiling. I removed the 3 screws holding the motor and ...
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Heater and fan don't work at the same time but work fine independently!

I am having a problem with my Frigidaire heater and fan. When the heater starts working fan stops and vice versa. they both work fine independently but not at the same time. It happened after I ...
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How do I interpret this wiring schematic?

I am getting confused by the wiring schematic. For this Broan 696 bathroom vent fan it has 2 outlet plugins(one for fan, one for light) the fan outlet has black and white wires. The light outlet has a ...
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How can I quiet my very loud bathroom fan?

We have gotten attic rain the last 4 years. This was due to the bathroom fan not being air tight, weak/old fan, and having -30c temperature freezing the humid air and then melting in spring. This ...
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Replace 3-way switch with fan speed controller

Current situation is a fan/light combination on a three way circuit. Two switches on opposite sides of the room. Light is on pull chain. Replacing the fan. No light on it. Variable speed wall switch ...
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Why isn't my furnace fan running when the thermostat is calling for it?

The fan is set to always on but it's apparent that the fan is off most of the night. When I wake up I never feel air blowing through the vents. When the window is closed during the night CO2 PPM ...
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Installing outdoor ceiling fan on stucco, no electric box

I’m wanting to install an outdoor ceiling fan on my back patio, the covered area is stucco and there currently isn’t an electrical box. Don’t know where studs are either. Is this an easy DIY or should ...
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Air conditioner outside unit / condenser does not come on when thermostat calls intermittently / usually works after switching break/pulling fuse

A few times over the past two weeks, my central AC unit would stop producing cool air. The inside fan (furnace blower?) would be working, but since the fan on the outside condenser was not running it ...
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Is the 18 gauge wire going into my ceiling fan safe to wire on a 15 amp circuit?

I have a ceiling fan w/light that has a remote control. I want to remove the remote control receiver and just wire the fan straight through to two wall switches. I know how do do this, however I ...
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How to get rid of fog / odor in a bathroom without windows or an extractor fan?

The previous owners decided to cheap out and leave our suite bathroom with passive ventilation. There doesn't appear to be any wiring either, so adding a circuit would cost a lot of money and is a ...
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Panasonic Bath fan options and venting question

I'd like to add two bath fans to our house. This sub has let me know that Panasonic are probably the best. But I figured I'd ask here about the venting and lighting options. I have good access to ...
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Using a non-used "fan" switch for new lights in a bedroom where fan & light are controlled by one switch vs. 2

It is increasingly hard to get an electrician to come out for small jobs and is expensive as well. I know I can do this wiring myself, I just need some guidance. In our bedroom, we need more light. ...
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Wiring multiple ceiling fans/light kits and separate led ceiling pot lights to two separate switches

Added Image 8/30/23 that reflects the current wiring, devices and connection points. I am trying to fix an issue from an existing install in the new sunroom that was added to the exterior of the ...
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Vornado 233 Fan squeaks during startup period: How to diagnose / remedy? [closed]

A Vornado 233 fan squeaks when started for a few minutes. After a steady state is reached, the squeaking halts. If the angle of the fan is set to vertical it does not squeak at startup. Is the ...
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Replacing a discontinued VanEE 20 min wall switch

I've got a VanEE air exchanger with some extra exhaust fans in my basement (the original owner was a heavy cigar smoker who wanted to keep the basement pristine). In the basement bathroom, I had a ...
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Smart switch mess. Ceiling Fan/ light

I was hoping maybe i can get some help. I recently moved to a new place. So i been doing alot of DYI and need help with this one. I changed our old fan to a new one but now the new one doesnt turn on.....
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Will removing the on/off switch remove the electricty from the ceiling fan?

I first turned off the breaker and disconnected my light and fan switch. Then I covered the switch wires separately. Will this disconnect my fan from the live wires with the breaker turned back on? ...
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What are my ceiling mounting options with this kind of ceiling (old building)?

I live in a condo that was converted from a building from the turn of the 20th century, so the ceilings look like this: These are not tongue and groove planks. There is a little space between this ...
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Heat pump hvac system - can blower motor and its electronic module be replaced separately?

I am struggling locating a replacement fan motor for my home heat pump system. Current motor is a GE ECM motor Model 5SME39HL 0477 CPN HD44AE132 1/2 HP, 1 phase, 60 hz, 120/240 v 0-1400 RPM Module GE ...
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What's the intermittent non-electrical buzzing sound my ceiling fan just started?

I switched the direction of my ceiling fan tonight and now it's making an intermittent zipping/buzzing sound. Here's some troubleshooting info: -This isn't the first time I've switched the fan ...
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Old ceiling junction box - no weight rating - can it hold ceiling fan?

I rent an apartment in an old building, likely 1920s. I would like to replace the ceiling light in our bedroom with a fan. The junction box has no weight rating on it, and seems so old that I’m afraid ...
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moisture problems in a 104 sq ft bathroom with 110 cfm fan

I have a primary bathroom which was just remodeled. Our GC put in a 110 CFM fan tied to a 4" duct. The exhaust should be taken to an external vent. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Aero-Pure-Low-Profile-...
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Ceiling fan with remote

I have a 60" 12 blade ceiling fan with a remote. I tried to wire it up and it doesn't work. My Brother-in-law suggested that I wire it up without using the remote. I have 2 switches that operate ...
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Is it typical for walls to vibrate with a suspended whole house fan?

Recently had a quiet cool whole house fan installed and notice the walls below the area where the fan was "suspended" seem to vibrate when the fan is running, either on high or low. Is this ...
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Air circulation in a large/high room - are air circulators actually different than fans?

Context: I have a large open space (approx 40'x20', 22' high) with an unfortunately designed ducting system... all the heating registers are at ceiling level. There is an open mezzanine about 14' ...
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How to stop fan oscillation

I have a false ceiling so the length of my fan down rod is about 1 and half feet. Whenever fan runs ,the rod keeps on oscillating and turning the hole of false ceiling bigger through friction besides ...
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Bathroom ceiling exhaust fan wiring

My bathroom exhaust fan/w light has a 4th cable which runs from the fan box to a switch for a strip of 5 lights above the sink. How do I make that connection? In other words, to which black and ...
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Why shouldn't I flush mount a fan on a sloped ceiling? [closed]

I have a room with a low, sloped ceiling. I planned to mount a small 20-inch, flush mount caged fan and light. The specs state that it cannot mount on a sloped ceiling. Can anyone give me a good ...
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Replacing timer switch for bathroom exhaust fan

I am trying to replace the timer switch for my bathroom exhaust fan. I found plenty of options, all of which come with colour-coded wiring (white = neutral; black = hot; red = load; green = ground), ...
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Can I replace a ceiling fan capacitor having resistors with one having no resistors?

My old ceiling fan shows (3 wire) two capacitors: one leg is 1.5 uFD with a 270k ohm resistor, the other leg is 3uFD with a 270k ohm resistor, .5 watt, the voltage is 300v. I can find a replacement 3 ...
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Bathroom fan not working after adding socket

DIY electrics on the go here. I've been tinkering in my loft adding a fused spur socket off my upper lighting ring for CCTV cameras (I know this is frowned upon but I have carried out the work to the ...
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Wiring ceiling fan 3 black and 3 white wires no ground

Taking a light fixture down and installing ceiling fan in bedroom. House was built in 1968 How to wire ceiling fan to this? Wires coming from ceiling fan are Blue,Black,White,Green.
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Replacement Refrigator Fan Evaporator Motor with same DC measurements as original but bigger, is it safe to install?

I am doing a DIY on my LG refrigerator. My freezer/refrigator fan evaporator motor gave out. I ordered the part but the parts place sent me the wrong motor twice. It is different from the original ...
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