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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'...
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Replacement part for coal stove blower rheostat

I have an Alaskan coal stove and my blower rheostat broke this morning. I opened it up hoping to be able to fix the part instead of buying a whole new fan controller. Any motor controllers that I ...
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Is this fix for a cracked whole house fan collar sufficient?

This past fall we had a new HVAC system put in along with new duct work and insulation. There were a lot of people in my attic, and over the course of the project, the collar that sits above my whole ...
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Furnace fan runs all the time

our furnace fan runs all the time It doesn't switch off when the furnace does and keeps blowing cool air I've replaced the filter and it's still running The thermostat (RTH6400D) isn't set up 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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Reset furnace (heater) often to get my fan to work.

Why do I have to reset my furnace (heater) often to get my fan to work? The thermostat works properly but the fan some time is not turned on. Reset the furnace and/or the limit control switch works ...
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Extractor fans not working with LED bulbs?

I have 2 bathrooms, each with both an extractor fan and a ceiling rose mounted light bulb. The fans are Greenwood Airvacs. They are 20 years old. The fans have automatic run ons of about 15 minutes ...
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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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6 Terminals Coming Off Switch?

I have a switch in a ceiling fan's wiring. It controls the direction of the fan. So it's a two position switch, but it has 6 terminals coming off of it! Is this switching the phase and the neutral ...
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Fan switch compatibility

How do I determine if I need to use a manufacturer's fan switch or if I can use an off-the-shelf fan switch? E.g. I would like to buy an Emerson Loft fan and Emerson Curva fan and control them with ...
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Quieten New Bathroom Fan/Reduce Vibration

I recently replaced an old bathroom exhaust fan due to how noisy it was, and the new one is quiter, but could be better. The model is this Its fitted pretty tightly to the ceiling, and is good ...
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How to connect 4 fan coils with one wall control thermostat?

I have 4 fan coils (Sabiana sk-22)and I want to connect them with one wall control thermostat. How can I do?
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Builder used same brand for lights and fan in 3 different places [duplicate]

The builder who built my house and a few other houses near me had put in a hampton bay brand light and fan in my master room, my family room, and my neighbors family room. It is not necessarily the ...
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Exhaust fumes seeping into our 4th floor apartment at night through bathroom and shower vents/fans

This is our second fall/winter in our 4th floor apartment, and we've noticed that whenever the weather becomes cool, exhaust fumes which seem to come from the garage in the basement of the apartment ...
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Tape on one side of hob extractor fan

I've recently moved into an apartment, and I wanted to clean the extractor unit above the hob as it is quite greasy-looking. The fan unit is double-sided (Electrolux EFG500), and on one side there ...
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AC Blower running very slowly

I have a Ducane heat pump. When running in AC Mode, the outdoor fan and compressor kick off just fine. The blower fan seems to kick off as well, though it's not putting out very much air. I can ...
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3 way switches with voltage drop

I have two ceiling fans powered by 2 (3 way switches}. The fans stopped working so I checked the voltage across the terminals on each 3 way switch. The voltage goes from 120 to 74VAC in about 5 ...
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How can I speed up my 3 wings fan?

I am using a 3 wings fan in my house and it works very slow, so i want to make it fast and it also do not contain any capacitor or a cylinder type small device.it's an old fan
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Blower motor lost RPMs after reversal of fan direction

My air handler requires a clock wise rotation of the fan motor. After installing a new motor I found it was set in the counter clockwise position. I changed the wires (switched inline connection on ...
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How do I separate these wires?

My ceiling fan stopped working and I want to remove the light box from the fan so that I can replace an in-line fuse holder. In order to separate the light box from the fan rotation device, I need to ...
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Water Noise When Radon Fan is On

I've got a radon fan installed in my basement, but no sump pump. Starting a few days ago, I've started hearing a constant gurgling or bubbling sound from a basement wall that is 15 feet from where ...
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Should I install a doorway fan or dehumidifier?

I have central air in a rancher (one floor), and the living room is on one end of the house. That room is on a slab, and has always been noticeably hotter in the summer and colder in the winter than ...
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Can a GFCI combo and a switch be independently connected to a light and a fan using 14/3 wire?

The box on the left in the diagram is a dimmer switch and the box on the right is a GFCI combo switch. The ground wiring is absent from the diagram. How can this wiring be completed to connect the fan ...
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How to override an attic thermostat with a wall switch?

I want to install a fan in my attic. I want the fan to be controlled by a thermostat in the attic, but I want the ability to bypass or override the fan from within my house. Ideally I would like to ...
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Home: Using Exhaust & Circulating Fans to Improve Air Quality While Staying Cool

In the hopes of ventilating nasty odors and airborne contaminants, I recently installed the Bionaire BW2300 in one of my kitchen windows. This is the only one I have installed in my home at the moment....
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What is this metal part around the fan's motor in my freezer and how to prevent it from rusting?

A few months ago, while cleaning, I took the plastic cover off the back (of the inside) of my freezer (covers the fan and the cooler) and things looked fine: I didn't put the cover back on and later ...