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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 ...
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I want fan ON 24/7, NEVER turn off. How to force fan on even when furnace turns on?

I HATE that EVERY time the furnace toggles on, it turns OFF my fan and no fan for about 3 minutes. EVERY NIGHT this WAKES ME UP throughout the night. It is so bad that I decided to turn the HEAT OFF ...
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furnace 4 flashes error code

I noticed my home gas furnace was turning on, I could hear it running, but it seemed the fan was not blowing the heat out of the heat duct vents...there was almost no air pressure. SO I went ...
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fan that require timers in the US

About 6 years ago we did a remodel. The electrician stated that a fan control was required in our laundry room, one of those things that looks like a dial and periodically turns on the fan. I really ...
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Change fan & light control into 2 separate switches

Hello all this is my first post and hope I cover everything needed to answer this question. I have a switch that controls a cieling fan/light in the living room of my house that was built in 2001. ...
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Removing attic house fan and adding subfloor

I'm going to help a friend remove his whole house fan in the attic. Since the attic space is walkable, we need to patch the subfloor where the fan was. There is currently 2x6 joists exposed that can ...
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Bathroom in-wall exhaust fan with dimmer?

In searching this SE, I see many questions discussing traditional ceiling fans and dimmer switches. This question revolves around bathroom in-wall exhaust fans and dimmer switches. Is it safe to ...
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Is it common, or even correct, for both wall switches in a double gang box to provide power to a ceiling fan/light fixture?

I have a new home with a ceiling fan with light kit installed in the living room. The Fan and light are controlled by a remote control, but there are 2 wall switches in a double gang box that ...
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Fan thermostat bypass switch — best practices

I installed an attic fan with a thermostat. However, there are times when I just want the thing to turn on and stay on no matter what the temperature is. I could just add another switch, run two ...
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Electric Box Fan was spinning on its own

I just had a strange experience. I woke up and I saw the blades of my electric floor box fan spinning very rhythmically. The air condition had just turned off, but the fan was still spinning. It was ...
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How is this bathroom ventilation fan attached?

I'm trying to replace a fan in my bathroom.The old one is a NuTone 668RP. I've managed to get all of the innards out of the old fan but can't figure out how the housing is attached. I don't see any ...
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Whole house fan location

I'm looking install a whole house fan but I've run into a few challenges installing it in my house's main attic. I had a company come out to get a quote and the installer told me that based on the ...
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Replacing compressor motor (going from 3 wire to 4 wire) and question about wire colors

I am replacing a GE motor with an equivalent Mars motor, they are same fitting size, HP, RPM etc. and volt range 208-230. The wires are different though: The old motor had orange, blue, and black ...
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Help replacing old fan switch

I'm trying to replace an old fan switch in my bathroom. The top two switches don't even work anymore. Here's a picture: The three switches on the left are the ones that need replacing. And here's ...
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Can I modify the plug of my new bath fan to fit the non-polarized receptacle?

Can I file down the polarized plug of my replacement Pro Endurance bathroom fan to fit the existing female receptacle?
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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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what tool / technique would I use to take the fan blade off this fridge motor (and re-mount it to a new one?)

Not the best picture as it's straight on - here's another from http://www.fan-and-blower.com/axial-fan-ebmpapst-bg2012/ I believe the one in my Bosch fridge freezer is on its way out as it's ...
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Can I rewire my ceiling fan to make it move faster?

I installed a fan outside and it has no light, just a fan. It does have remote though. I capped off the red wire and used white, black and green. The fan at its highest setting does not move very fast ...
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Wiring Help Needed to replace Ceiling Fan w/light to light only (see pictures)

I am in the middle of replacing a kitchen fan w/light to only be a light. The current wiring configuration of the switch is as follows. The switch face, has two sliders, one for the fan, another for ...
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Ceiling fan remote not working

I lost the canopy bracket along with the receiver and remote to my ceiling fan while moving. I then ordered an exact replacement receiver and remote for the fan, and when I had someone install it, the ...
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Where to start when standing oscillating fan motor wont turn on?

It is probably not worth fixing but I hate throwing things out when there might be a simple fix. My wife told me that one of our fans was not working. I took apart most of the simple parts and cleaned ...
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In-line fan installation

Can an In-line bathroom fan be installed horizontally or just vertically ? Been searching all over but no manufacturer specify that on their guide. Thank you
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3 pole switch with 2 wires

Old house. Replacing existing Bath fan/light/heater with new version. A single three switch pole (hope I'm describing that right). Old set up ran 2 12-2s as the power source We replaced the old wire ...
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How to wire/replace this bathroom light switch?

I have a motion sensor switch controlling bathroom light and a single pole switch controlling exhaust fan in the same box. I want to replace the motion sensor switch with a single pole switch. Below ...
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old wiring inside wall gets voltage when shared switch is used - safe and to code?

I had someone run a constant hot to a new fan so it could operate with a remote. They left the old wiring inside the ceiling and it’s still contacted to a shared switch that operates other lights. The ...
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Mounting a heavy (21 Kg) fan on a shed wall

I want to mount an industrial fan in my shed. Because of its dimensions, the only option seems to fix it on a wood beam that run around the shed near the top (see the red square on the picture): I'...