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Light switch using only black wires - Incoming whites terminate together in box - New timer switch requires white neutral

I want to replace a simple single pole light switch with a timer switch, which requires red, black, white, and ground. The existing switch is in a triple box, where all three switches have only blacks ...
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Wiring a switch timer

I’ve bought this timer: http://www.pdlglobal.com/data/product_documents/784_installation_guide_document.pdf The wiring diagram is in that PDF. I need help understanding how to wire this up. I’m ...
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Timed Light that turns ON every 30 minutes, press button to turn off [closed]

I actually need this set up for my workplace, but I believe you folks here will have the answer. We need a light to come on every 30 minutes to alert staff to check something routinely. Newer staff ...
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Help with bathroom timer and light switch install

I’m fairly new to doing my own electrical so be gentle if this is a simple question. I’m trying to install a fan button timer along with a new rocker switch for my bathroom. In the image below the ...
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Three-way switch puzzle

I have an outdoor light controlled by a pair of 3-way switches, A and B. The switch B is much closer to the light. Here are the behaviors I observe. During the day: A: Up B: Up or Down Light:...
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How to wire a Woods PRO 59104 Timer

I'm running an irrigation pump on 240V circuit I added to my breaker panel, and it's working fine with just a switch between them. After my first attempt to add the timer between the switch and the ...
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Making sense of wire colors and connections

I am having trouble identifying which wires are in my box despite all the colors being quite clear. The voltage drop between: White-Ground= 123.5 Red-Ground= .3 Black-Ground= .3 Black-Red= 0 Black-...
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Installing an “In-Wall” Light Timer, But it calls for“Load”, “Hot”, and “Neutral”

I am installing a new wall light switch timer, but in addition to my ground, Hot, and Neutral wires that are currently running to the old switch, this new one requires a "Load" wire too. I tried ...
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Leviton Vizia 24 hr timer - How do I install? [duplicate]

I bought a Leviton timer and when I went to install it, I ran into a problem. The outlet box has ONLY three wires - Black, White and a bare copper ground. Looking at the wiring diagram for the Leviton ...
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Light Switch Problem - all Reds and Whites

I have a light switch that I wanted to replace with a timer switch (to control outdoor lights). When I pulled the old light switch out of the wall, there were 4 wires connected to it: Two White ...
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Can a digital wall timer be used with a baseboard heater?

Can the Eaton PT18M-W-K (1800-Watt 15 Amp) timer be used for a 1500-Watt baseboard heater? According to the specs, the answer appears to be "yes". However, "heater" is conspicuously absent from the ...
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Timer behind existing switch

For my outside lights, I have an existing switch installed in the wall that simply switches the lights on/off. I am wondering if there is a small timer that I can put behind the existing switch (in ...
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LED lights with programmable wall switch

I've recently replaced a standard 3-pole switch with the Honeywell RPLS540A programmable switch. The product says that it is not compatible with CFL or LED lighting. I foolishly did not read the fine ...
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Installing timer switch with jumper wire into possibly old wiring

I'm trying to install push button timer switch for the shower fan. In the wall socket there are just two wires plus ground. Previously, a mechanical timer connected the two wires. Based on this ...
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Changing switches with different wiring

I'm wanting to replace a bathroom fan switch, with a timer switch. The original switch has two wires. The new, timer switch, provides for a four wire hook up. How do I make this work or are they ...
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Maytag MLG2000AWW sporadically trips the GFCI when setting the dryer timer.

When rotating the dryer timer knob, the GFCI outlet trips. It usually happens when the pointer is near the Presscare area of the knob. It will never trip ar any other time. I checked the GFCI with a ...
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Wiring timer switch into 2-gang switch setup with common load (red) with downstream load

I want to install a timer switch (it has five wires, red (load), black (hot), white (common), green (ground) and yellow (three-way switching but not needed for my application) to replace one switch in ...
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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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Do i need a short-time timer for coffee maker/water boiler?

In many kitchens I have seen a short-time timer attached to the outlet where the coffee maker/percolator/water boiler is connected. I.e. to make coffee, they both need to start the coffee maker, and ...
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Is hooking up led lights to a timer cost effective?

I have 2 strings of small led Christmas lights above my cabinets in the kitchen as a accent lighting (probably about 100 bulbs total) I have each hooked up to a lamp timer, and they turn on for about ...
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Timer device and Motion Sensor on same box?

New outdoor GFCI box installed from existing indoor receptacle, plus new LED motion sensor installed from GFCI box, plus plug-in timer device for patio lights. Will motion sensor timer and plug-in ...
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How do I replace one switch in a 2-gang box with a timer?

I have a box with 2 switches wired in it. One switch controls the front porch light; the other at least one half hot outlet. I want to replace the switch that controls the front porch light with a ...
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Timer with a Dimmer Switch

I have exterior lights on a timer switch. The lights are too bright. Can I add a dimmer switch to adjust the brightness? And change the timer switch to a three-way switch. Will that work?
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How can I wire this bathroom fan into the middle of an existing circuit?

I am upgrading a bathroom fan from below (no attic access) and replacing the single pole switch with a timer switch. I’ve wired switches and outlets before, but this one is throwing me for a loop. I ...
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How do you make a light switch that will cut power one with a one minute delay, but give power instantly when turned on?

I want to install a fan in the bathroom that works in conjunction with the light switch and stays on one minute after being turned off. How do I pull this off in my bathroom renovation project?
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Programmable timer for boiler without touching thermostat

I'll try to be clear in a field of which I know little... I have a new pellet boiler feeding hot water into a puffer for radiators and hot tap water. A thermostat in the house requests water at given ...
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How Do I Program this Timer Switch

There is a timer switch in my garage which I can't figure out how to properly use. What I know about it: It controls my driveway lights There are time tick marks around the circumference of the dial,...
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Modifying a water irrigation timer to count in seconds instead of minutes

I have a washing machine that requires manual filling from the sink through an inlet hose. If you forget about filling it, the machine will overflow. I would like to add a timer valve like the ones ...
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Single light switch to programmable - 2nd hot line?

I've got a receptacle with three light switches, a single, a three-way and a four-way. I'm trying to replace the single with a Honeywell timer switch. The wiring in the box seems a bit wacky to me (...
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Is it safe to unplug my electric water heater daily to save energy?

Could you please help me answer the following questions? 1) Will unplugging my water heater from the socket when not in use damage it? 2) Which energy-saving timer will work with my water heater? ...
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Please help on this cable conections

I have a 2 water pump and a controller with a timer that need to be connected. The controller had two outlets for the pumps, and in the back has 3 terminals: HOT Neutral HOT. But my 240 volt supply ...
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How can I install timer on control knob of a old water heater?

The house I am renting now was built in 1990. The temperature is set on the water heater by turning a knob. Is there a way to install a timer that can be programmed to turn the knob to appropriate ...
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Adding a (series) switch to a timer

I have an existing porch light on a (spring-style) timer. I would like to add a switch for more convenience, so that the light could be manually turned on for a few seconds or for several hours. The ...
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Wire in parallel thermostat and timer to an air extractor [duplicate]

as the title: i have a room with with a heat generation that i need to keep under a certain temperature. Anyhow, i want to grant a minimum of air circulation even if the temperature is not reached (...
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Can I install a sprinkler system timer underground?

I have a 4-zone sprinkler system. I had a construction crew at my house, and it appears they cut 1 of the 5 wires before pouring new concrete on top. Therefore, only 3 of the 4 sprinkler zones work. ...
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GFCI receptacle works partially when switch is turned off; not at all when on

I had an electrician install an outdoor receptacle recently, and it's not working as expected. Before the receptacle was installed, the only thing I'm aware of that was on this circuit was a single ...
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Is tungsten wattage different from regular wattage?

I bought a new in-wall timer rated 20 Amps. and it says '1350 w Tungsten', so I'm wondering if there are watts which are measured different then other watts? In my calculation it should be 20 x 120 = ...
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Is this Orbit Sprinkler Timer (Model 57894) compatible with Rainbird Valve(s)?

I recently purchased an Orbit Model # 57894, and I'm trying to use it with these Rainbird Valves. I've got it all setup and connected, however it won't turn on the sprinklers on schedule or on manual ...
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Device to run bathroom fan based on the duration the lights were on [closed]

I would like to make the bathroom exhaust fan switch on after the light are turned off and then switch it off after a time proportional to the duration of the lights were on. My idea is that the ...
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Muller TC 24.21 Timer Wiring Help

A very basic question. I've just bought a digital time switch model TC 24.21 from Muller. According to the back of the timer it takes 230V~50-60Hz, and I'm a bit stuck exactly how and what to connect ...
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Need help wiring a 3-way Honeywell digital timer switch

I recently posted a request for help to wire a Woods 59018 digital timer switch, which I learned was not a three way switch but could be used an override-ON. Unfortunately the directions I followed ...
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Need help with wiring

I think I burned out one digital time switch and don't want to damage the replacement I bought. Can someone take a look at the diagram I drew and complete the wiring? The wiring diagram that came ...
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Add motion sensor and timer so either can turn on front lights

I currently have 4 fixtures, 2 recessed above the garage and 2 enclosed lamps near the front door. They're controlled by a switch that has a builtin timer. I'd like these lights to come on around ...
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Simple 3-way countdown timer switch

I've reached the end of my rope with family members who won't turn off lights. I'd like to replace several light switches in my house with switches that just turn the lights off after 30 or 60 minutes....
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Always On (Closed, Loaded) Temporary Timed Off Switch

In my backyard I have a couple of motion activated PIR lights. I also have string lights across the yard that need to be plugged in to turn on. What I would like to do is this. I would like to have a "...
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Mysterious Timer

We just rented a place and there is this timer on the wall in the hallway. As far as I can tell it does absolutely nothing, any ideas what it is for? The timer is fairly close to our laundry closet, ...
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Oven Timer not Beeping

I have a Whirlpool GR448LXPQ Electric Oven/Stove. When the timer is set, it counts down to 0, then shows end, but it doesn't beep. The beeper, however, does work when pressing the buttons. I was ...
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Would this be the correct way to add a timer switch to an existing fan with thermostat?

We have an existing 120V AC exhaust fan wired to simple inline attic fan style thermostat. We would like to add a timer switch so the fan could be manually turned on as needed. Would this be the ...
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Caan someone check my wiring of a digital timer?

I bought a "Woods model 590818/59028" digital timer from Coleman.com through Amazon for my front porch. After wiring, the On/Off button stays lit and does nothing else. I'm hoping someone can check my ...
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Should I be switching just the hot, or both hot and neutral?

I'm thinking of building my own alarm clock because none of the one's I've found are meeting my needs, and because it's kind of fun. I am a bit out of my depth on at least on part though, and I want ...