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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wiring a fan/light/Bluetooth fixture

I am wiring a fan with a white/black/green wires. The cable going to the switch box to fan has an extra red wire that was twisted with the black. I capped the red and connected the matched colors to ...
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Why is my bathroom fan completely ineffective?

I just moved into my first home, and the bathroom fan is 100% ineffective. I can hear the motor run when I turn it on, and I remember going into the attic with the home inspector and tracing a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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adding new power outlet, ceiling fan/switch kills the power to it when on

I'm adding a new power outlet for some electronics. I'm dropping a 12/2 wire from the attic where I'm attaching it to a junction box. The junction box has an existing wire, 12/2, and a 14/2 wire ...
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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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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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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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Can I connect a battery reserve to my solar attic fan?

I have recently purchased a solar powered gable fan for my attic. This fan will only work when the sun is up, but I would like a little more out of it during the early evening hours (no sun). Is ...
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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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Do I really need a small fan inside my fridge?

I have a three years old fridge without "no-frost" or anything similar to avoid ice build up. Yet there's a fan in the main compartment - about 90 millimeters in diameter and running simultaneously ...
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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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How can I wire a single gang 3-way fan control and dimmer?

My client's new fan is installed on a 3-way switch above stairs. The switches are located top and bottom, on separate breakers. The fan and light are operated simultaneously. The light attachment has ...
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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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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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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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Why has my ceiling fan's speed become slower?

We have owned a Minka Aire ceiling fan for about 4 years and it has been great overall; running for 24hrs a day. It has 3 settings and when we initially purchased the fan; the speed was noticeable ...
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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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Can I use an exhaust fan instead of a hood in the kitchen?

Can I install a ceiling-mounted exhaust fan (350 CFM) over my kitchen island, with 48-inch gas range, rather than a hood? If so, can you recommend an exhaust fan?