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Diesel furnace issues

I have 3 issues with my diesel furnace that I think may be related, but before I have the experts come out, I wanted to try troubleshooting it myself. When the furnace comes on and fan gets going, we ...
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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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Standing Fan seizing up only when powered

I have standing fan, it has a simple 0-1-2-3 pushbutton switch system with a timer. A few days ago it stopped working. If I try pushing the blade (with an insulated screwdriver, of course, not with my ...
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Fan blew up capacitor, replaced capacitor, now it won't turn

I have a three wire fan, diagram looks like this: Source: Google Or this one: Source: https://www.electricalonline4u.com/2016/09/replacing-motor-capacitor-ceiling-fan-capacitor.html The capacitor ...
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Wonky fan wiring problem (smart switch caseta)

I have have a ceiling fan/light combo that was installed by the previous owner. I am attempting to install lutron casetas to control the fan. I had noticed that in the original set up, the fan was ...
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ceiling fan wiring: 1 black, 1 white, 1 blue, 1 green on fan to - 3 black, 3 white, 1 red, 1 copper in ceiling

Trying to install a ceiling fan to where a light fixture was. When I took out light fixture I noticed that there are 3 black wires all bundled together, and not being used; 3 white wires with bundled ...
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Pull chain fully retracted on ceiling fan

The pull chain that turns the lights on/off on a ceiling fan has fully retracted into the housing. Is this fixable without installing a new pull chain switch?
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Whirlybird part

The hinge of one of our whirlybird fans seems to be broken. Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN-aTwSkp44 What is the part necessary to buy? I heard that there is something called bearing ...
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How to replace silicone seal in ceiling fan?

I am having to replace damaged wire in a ceiling fan. To replace the wire, I had to remove what looks to be some sort of silicone seal in the neck of the fan housing, where the downrod connects to the ...
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Fan capacitor replacement question

I have a pedestal fan, and the capacitor needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, I cannot find a replacement online. Here are the specs: 2-wire 5.5 uf +- 10/5 % 250 VAC 50/60Hz MAX TEMP 70 C E166700 G ...
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How can I remove my bathroom extractor fan's cover?

I have this Cata B-Plus extractor fan in my bathroom: It's connected to the light switch and it stopped working. I want to take the cover off and remove all the dust. If I yank on the cover I can see ...
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Thermostat wiring for fan only

I have a White Rogers 1E78-144. My house has heating only and no AC. https://climate.emerson.com/documents/ie78-non-programmable-thermostat-instructions-en-us-4209010.pdf The current wiring only ...
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Venting Two Bathroom Fans to Single Roof Vent

Can I have two different exhaust fans in the same bathroom on the same switch. ? (I.E. on/off at the same time, both ducting to a y-adapter attached to a single roof vent opening). One fan uses 4&...
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Will this box hold a ceiling fan?

This is a picture of the box and a ceiling of my bedroom. It looks to me like a ceiling fan box but I just wanted someone else to give their opinion. Is this a ceiling fan box?
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Furnace fan turns off when compressor turns on; unit freeze up

I have a goodman HVAC (model: GMS950904CXA). The unit froze up the other day. When I turn the thermostat to cool, the compressor turns on, the furnace blower fan turns on for a few seconds and then ...
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Wiring for a ceiling fan. Do I create a switch or can I hard wire directly from a wall outlet?

I'm in the process of remodeling my bathroom and will be putting a counter top high electrical outlet in a corner as linen storage. I plan to draw power to this new outlet from an outlet on the ...
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Fan in tiny bathroom has no vent. Is there a better option to absorb/reduce moisture/odors?

I lease an apartment and was just cleaning the light/fan combo (a NuTone NUA-40LN) in the ceiling of my very tiny but full bathroom and realized the fan in the ceiling is just blowing air around, but ...
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Should I replace a single powered roof vent with ridge vent according to my roofer's advice?

I am new to home improvement, and I'd like to ask your advice. I am the owner of a house in Maryland. Within a few weeks, we will install a new roof.  Currently, my roof doesn't have a ridge vent, and ...
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Furnace fan operates only when heating is on

I don't have AC unit at my house, and summer heat is really bad when I sleep at night in my bedroom upstairs. Since I don't have AC, I think manually setting the fan "on" while I sleep will ...
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Whole house fan - unexpected voltage at high/low switch

I have this fan installed. Here's the wiring diagram... The fan has been running fine for about a month and all of a sudden it started acting like it has no power. I checked the voltage at the power ...
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Is it ok to hang a ceiling fan from an Iberville Octagonal Box 1-1/2 Inch AC90 Steel Stud?

Iberville Octagonal Box 1-1/2 Inch AC90 Steel Stud I'm trying to figure if I can mount a 30lb fan (as per specification full installed weight) to this box? We are in a townhouse condo and don't think ...
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Quickest way to circulate outside air thru house?

All but one major room is part of a single path through home, from a window on one end to a window on the other. In the evening I want to bring in cooler outside air as efficiently as possible. If ...
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Pedestal Fan stopped working

Thanks in advance but my 2 year old LASKO Pedestal Fan (1880C) suddenly stopped working. The power goes to the control panel so it is not the cord. There is no hum, so it may not be the capacitor. I ...
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How to wire Bathroom fan with timer?

Please Heeelp!!! I just purchased a bathroom fan "Aero Still 100T" wich comes with a timer. This fan comes with 3 wires, white, red and black however I realized that the connection wires ...
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What size of exhaust fan do I need, how many air changes, CFM?

I need to provide an exhaust fan equivalent to ventilation by a 4 square feet of window. What size of exhaust fan do I need, how many air changes, CFM? My client wants to replace a bedroom window with ...
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How to verify electrical box is secured strong enough for 16# ceiling fan?

The metal electrical box says it's "Acceptable for fan support when secured with 10-32 screws provided". The box has 2 black screws (sheetrock screws?) in the middle that are screwed to some piece of ...
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Combine two bathroom exhaust vents?

I have a tiny bathroom for the toilet, perhaps 83 cu ft adjacent to the master bathroom for the shower and tub, perhaps 1266 cu ft. Currently only the toilet has a vent with a fan. It’s being removed ...
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Increase fan speed (wiring) on Bryant Legacy Furnace

I have a two story house. The second floor gets hot even with the AC going. Right now, with no AC running and the thermostat set to “fan on”, the blower is set up to run at low speed. Since it’s a 3 ...
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fan motor with capacitor

Hi I have a fan motor off a blast chiller which im hooking up to my still radiator. the wires are brown black and blue. it has to have a capacitor in line and thought it would be brown but I have ...
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Fan Only operation not working - gas forced air furnace

So i followed online guidance to enable "fan only" mode for my forced air gas furnace, Essentially that was to connect the "G" terminals on the t-stat and the furnace board. Seems simple enough, but ...
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Shut off breaker but still hot?

I started replacing a light fixture with a fan + light, and ran into a weird issue. My contactless electrical tester indicated current despite having turned off the breaker. The light was off in the ...
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Change to different condenser fan motor model?

I have an HVAC system that has a condenser fan motor that has gone bad. The motor is no longer available. What considerations do I need to make in order to replace the motor with a different motor? ...
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Thermostat fan control on old furnace without circuit board

I have an old gas furnace without a circuit board. Just a 4064 fan limit control, 24v transformer, gas burner control and fan. I wired a new wifi thermostat in. It works great. I would like to be able ...
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Pigtail solution?

I have a celing fan in one room, a light with three 60 watt bulbs in the kitchen. They are both controlled by switches, but one turns off and the other one turns on. Can I pigtail them together on the ...
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Fan will not oscillate [closed]

I have a pedestal fan that I have had for a while and recently stopped oscillating. what is the fix for this? would it make more financial sense to just buy a new one?
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Strange Wire in Bathroom Wiring

I was recently working on some wiring in my bathroom, and I noticed a 3rd load wire that I couldn't quite explain. There were 4 Black Wires coming in (with 4 corresponding White Neutral wires). One ...
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Trane HVAC condenser fan runs backwards

I installed a new fan motor on my Trane condenser. It's 240V three-wire Genteq motor that's described as clockwise shaft-up rotation https://www.northamericahvac.com/trane-american-standard-...
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Bath Fan/Light Wiring

12/2 Line coming to box where SW will be installed. I want one SW for vanity and fan lights, the other for just the fan. SW is a Legrand RCD11 paddle switch with two SP SW going to a 14/3 to the fan/...
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How to wire this back up?

I was trying to replace my ceiling fan and well of course I didn't take a picture of how the wiring was before I tore it apart so I'm trying to figure out how to put it back together so everything ...
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Wiring for NuTone Roomside Bathroom fan

We have one switch for the bathroom fan and light. I am not sure how to connect the new fan to my existing wiring. I have included pictures and would appreciate any help. enter image description ...
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How to make a table fan noisy?

This sounds an abnormal question at first, but I really would like to know how to make a normal table fan noisy (which parts to change). The reason why I want the noise is that the noise from the ...
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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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