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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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electrical connection for fan/light

enter image description hereinstalling fan and light kit Issue: have 2 white wires and 2 black wires in ceiling box .Both black wires always have power Neither white wire has power whether the wall ...
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Is WD-40 alright to use in freezers/places with food?

Recently I used WD-40 in my freezer to stop the fan from maxing such obnoxious noises. But, now the freezer reeks of the smell, and my food inside also stinks like the product. I cooked some steaks ...
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How can I wire my bathroom light and fan?

In the bathroom I am remodeling there is a fan in the ceiling and a light above the sink. The light currently works on the switch shown in the box below. The fan is not currently hooked up to power ...
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Adding Recessed Lighting and Switches to Pull Chain Fan

I currently have a ceiling fan with light in my living room. It has no switch, and is controlled solely by pull chains. I would like to add recessed lighting to the room, and I would like to add two ...
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HVAC blower motor runs for a few minutes then stops

I have a Trane X80 furnace with a Nest gen 3 thermostat. This combo has worked flawlessly for a summer and a winter. I just switched back to "cool" and the fan and compressor come on, but the fan ...
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Need new wire for ceiling fan replacement. What gauge wire should I use?

My question is "what gauge wire do I need to replace the old wire?" There is no power from the source. What gauge wire should be used to run the new fan?
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Furnace fan intermittent high pitch sound

Sometimes this little black fan will emit a high pitch sound while spinning. If I slow down its spin by touching it with my finger, the pitch is lowered. I've had this Bryant furnace for 10 years and ...
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Ceiling fan lightbulb replacement

I have tried unscrewing the top four screws and the bottoms four. I have no ideas left on how to take the glass off eithlut basically completely disassembling the fan.
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Replace fan/light/nightlight and go from 3 separate switches to 2 - 1 for night light and 1 combined for light /fan

At the fan I have a plug in for the fan (1 black/1 white) and a plug in for the light/nightlight (2 blacks and 1 ground). At the switch plate I have 3 separate switches (fan, light, night light). I ...
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Furnace fan is rattling

I took apart my in-wall furnace and found that the fan blades are loose with the fan hub so when the motor starts or stops, the blades don't receive any torque and they make a lot of noise. The ...
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my fan over my table works from wall switch but the light fixtures doesnt come on unless i flip the switch numerous times

my fan over my table works from wall switch but the light on the fan wont come on unless I flip the switch a number of times before light will come on. what is causing this problem. if I use the pull ...
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Wiring a bathroom fan/light with only one neutral wire

I bought a new light/ fan combo to replace and old one in a bathroom. This new fixture has those connectors that are plug and play, so to speak. You simply plug the appropriate color wire from the ...
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Using 12-3 to wire lights/fan, sharing neutral

I feel like I am being super paranoid here but I want to make sure I am going to wire these lights correctly... I am going to have two recessed lights and a fan/light combo. The plan is to run 12-3 NM-...
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Converting a 3 way circuit from controlling outlets to controlling a fan

I have two switches in the livingroom that control the outlets in the room. We never use them and in fact since we swapped out all the outlets due to age, we didn't split them so they're hot all the ...