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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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Why does my fan not cut on when my ac does in my central ac unit

My ac keeps freezing up because when I have my fan set to auto it doesn’t cut on when the ac does causing it to freeze up. The fan works when it’s set to “on” but won’t cut on when set to auto.
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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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Fan or Blower for Air Hockey Table

I want to build an air hockey table - pretty much a box about 2m by 1m, with 1mm holes cut into the top surface. I read somewhere that slightly bigger tables use fans which can move 350-400CFM. I ...
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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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Which Fan / Blower Type should I chose? [closed]

So I was hesitating if this is the right Stack Exchange site or the physics one so let me know if you feel the physics one is more appropriate. Goal I am creating a project where I will need to ...
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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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I can't tell what these wires are.

So I am putting in a new light fixture where a ceiling light/fan used to be. There are two blue wires coming out of ceiling, a black and white. The fixture I am putting up has a black, white, copper ...
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Heating vent making whistling noise

I live in a new apartment building with fan coil heating/cooling. I'm using the heat for the first time, and the supply vents make a high-pitched whistling or maybe squeaking sound when the fan is ...
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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. ...
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Help wiring a ceiling fan switch with oscillating and fan switch

Here is what I have going on. I currently have a motion sensing switch wired in the garage to a single light. From that light two outlets have been added to plug in two additional overhead shop lights....
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How to set Nest Thermostat to control blower without heat

I have a Lennox G14Q3 propane furnace (forced air). I used the Nest/furnace setup last winter without any problems with just the W and R terminals. But, these summer days I would like to push air ...
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Can someone identify this fan switch (PHOTO)

This fan switch has become unresponsive. Looking to figure out whether it needs a battery or is self-powered. Would be great to get a make/model ID, manual or simply an answer on how to address. ...
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How to change the speed of a table fan?

I have just bought a $15 table fan, AC, ie plugged into wall mains. The lowest speed setting is still too fast for my requirement, and hence also too noisy. I estimate it to be around 5 revolutions ...
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Why does hot air from my fan heater stop after 4 to 7 seconds?

Product: Challenge fan heater: model E9907R-N -- 230-240V -- 50 Hz -- 2750-3000W. While off, something fell through the grid. I opened the fan heater to remove it. It now doesn't blow hot air (...
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HVAC system electric diagram help

I am trying to revive an old three phase 5HP HVAC system so I took a look at the 25 years old electrical system digram and came across 3 three sections which I could not understand completely (I am ...
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Wiring multifunction fixture to 2 switches, 2-wire cables

I'm replacing a fan in a bathroom. The setup I have currently cannot be changed with new wiring. I can add pigtails but I can't run a new 3-wire cable through the chase. Power supply runs to the fan ...
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What amps would I need for a variac fan controller?

I'm looking for a variac controller for a fan. I found one, but it's available in different models based on amps. How do I work out which controller would be the best one for my fan? My fan specs are:...
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Light bulbs won't dim

Rectory we removed an old fan that had 4 a19 bulbs in it and replaced it with a new harbor breeze that had 4 cadleabra bulbs, we didn't like the light output or hue so I swapped the cadleabra bases ...
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Kitchen Fan extraction not working as intended

After a long time suffering of sub-optimal fan extraction in my kitchen, I decided to go to the root of whatever was causing it. I have a Zanussi ZHC60136X. I clean the filter grids every now and ...
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Ceiling fan attachment at kitchen

I got a ceiling fan for my kitchen but there is only a mounting point for a lamp. Their is no rod to hold the fan. Is it possible to hang a fan at that point?
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Better to run air conditioner fan on high or low speed?

In my apartment, I have two window air conditioning units. Both have different settings for the fan speed: one has two speed options and the other has three. Both have the design that the room ...
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Attic Fan Furnace Interlock

I want to add a relay to my furnace so the attic fan can't run while the furnace burner is firing. Am I correct that the 24V side of the relay should be connected to the C and W terminals on the ...
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Trying to set my thermostat to use FAN only for cooling

I have a Bryant 60k BTU gas furnace(about 6 years old) and no AC. I can manually turn on just the FAN or leave it on AUTO for heating. I have the RITETEMP 6025 thermostat. At the moment I am cooling ...
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How do I test the capacitor on a high velocity fan?

I have a high velocity fan that seems well-made but quit on me last year. When I turn on the switch, I get no movement, no hum ... nothing. I'd like to think the switch is at fault ... but I notice ...
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Bathroom fan leaks during heavy rains

My bathroom fan leaks water during very heavy rains. It is on the first floor. The exhaust is also on the first floor on the side of the building, not the roof. The fan is on the ceiling and ...
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Can you put a whole house fan in an attic if you live in it?

We live in the top two floors of an old brownstone in NYC. It gets CRAZY hot on our top floor, which is really the attic of the house, but where we have our three bedrooms and one bath. It's also ...
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3-way switch for ceiling fan and light kit [closed]

Is there a way to wire both the ceiling fan and the light kit while also controlling it from both sides of a room?
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Wiring for ceiling fan with light [closed]

I have separate wall switches to control fan and light, both black, white, ground (no red). What are my connections to the ceiling fan/light
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Identifying and crimping 2-pin connector

What are these plastic connectors? They’re female and male counterparts. One has male pins and the other has female metal square-holed pin receptacles. What are these called? Here’s a side view and ...
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How to wire an always on, power interrupting light switch?

I have a moisture sensing fan in my bathrooms that behave as follows... Turned on, shows blue light, fan will turn on / off automatically based on moisture sensor Turned off, shows no light, fan ...