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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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Why is my timer tripping the breaker on my pool filters power cable?

I just bought a pop-up pool for my kids, got it up, running, and all the chemical levels correct.... now i just have one problem: When the timer I bought to regulate when the filter runs turns off, it ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How can I adjust a whole-house ventilation bathroom exhaust timer?

We have a home built in 2008 in west-central Minnesota. As a cost-saving (I perceive it as such, and may be mistaken) measure to fulfill air quality and venting code, the builder set up an upstairs ...
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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 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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Does a single-gang double timer switch exist?

I have a single gang outlet that current has a double/split switch installed controlling an inside light and an outside light. Ideally I'd like to have the outside light on a timer. Does a single ...
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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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Water tank and timer (UK)

We recently moved into a small flat in the UK. For hot water we have an electric water tank with a main switch and electric timer: I made the following experiments: Main switch on / Timer on – ...
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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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How can I use this timer?

At my home I have this timer and I am not sure how to use it. Model seems to be TM8IM-24. I have found a company that sells it but cannot find instructions. Does anyone knows how to use it or where I ...
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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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Can I use a secondary thermostat as a timer for my air conditioning system?

I want to install a timer on a split air conditioning unit to accommodate my energy plan hours. Too many people change the thermostat. Could another thermostat be used at the pump, controlling one ...
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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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Install Honeywell RPLS740B with three-way switches (disable three-way?)

I would like to add a Honeywell RPLS740B to a circuit with two three-way switches to control four outside lights. I realize the RPLS740B is not compatible with a three-way circuit, but my question is ...
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How can I use a 12VDC bilge pump with an Intermatic timer for pond circulation?

I have built a small rock water feature using a 12V bilge pump as the circulator. I purchased an Intermatic 12V light timer/transformer to power the pump. There are two connection terminals on the ...
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Fixed time outlet countdown timer

I have a coffee machine that uses a significant amount of power and is often not switched off. Therefore I'm looking for a device that is able to switch off the power after a certain amount of time (...
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how to wire a timer without negative using ground

I have a switch i would like to replace with a timer like this http://www.amazon.com/forum/-/Tx3DCN3HLSARWFS/ref=ask_dp_dpmw_al_hza?asin=B004SOZHXY i only have a positive wire in my switch box, ...
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Light switch timer for outside lights

We just moved into a house that has outside patio lights controlled by 3 different light switches. I want to replace one of the light switches with a digital timer. What type of light switch timer do ...
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How do I replace a 3-way switch on 2-wire cable with a programmable timer switch?

I'm using the same Honeywell Programmable Timer from my last question, but under different conditions. In particular, I'm replacing a 3-way switch on 2-wire cable. Here is a schematic showing the ...
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Installing switch with timer

I am trying to install a light switch with a built in timer to replace my original light switch. There are 2 switches side by side in the box but I only want to replace one. The setup currently has ...
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Should I unplug the timer on the water heater when shutting off water to the house?

If I shut the water off to the house, do I need to unplug the timer on the water heater?
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Timer needed on bathroom vent fan?

Does the International Building Code (IBC), or International Residential Code (IRC) require a timer on bathroom vent fans? (I realize all code is local, but just trying to get the standard rule.)
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How should I install a digital timer?

I am attempting to replace a single pole light switch for the outside garage light with a digital timer as there no street lights. It is located in a two gang box which has another switch that ...
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Fan speed control with timer?

I'm looking for a device that will allow me to control the fan speed as well as have it timeout. In theory this might work if I used the output from the timer to feed into the dimmer, but it doesn't ...
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How do I change a single-pole switch to a timer with 4 wires?

I a want to change out a pole switch to a timer switch. All makes sense except, there are only two wires on the pole switch and 4 on the new switch. So I only have the white and black and no ground ...
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Bypass the Timer FM-DS3(e) on Hyundai heater

I have the oil heater Hyundai with mechanical Timer FM-DS3(e). I want to baypass the timer. Let the energy go on the heater. Looks like energy (red)cabel comes to 4 and one part of (white) cabel comes ...
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Can I connect an indoor timer to lights split to 3 circuit breakers?

Currently the lights in the store turn on from 3 separate circuit breakers, I have to flip each circuit breaker to turn on each light zone. I would like to connect an indoor timer that will turn on ...
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How do I connect a timer to circuit box which controls our outside lights?

Currently our outdoor lights are being controlled by the circuit breaker in the box. We want to connect a timer to the circuit-breaker. There is a junction box with Black, White and a bare ground ...
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Disable the timer on an exhaust ventilator

I have a bathroom exhaust ventilator installed that turns on when I flip the wall switch and that continues working on a timer when I cut the power in the switch. In terms of wiring, I see 3 cables ...
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Should a timer switch 'reduce' load?

I bought a Leviton Decora Present Electronic Timer Switch...the kind with several button each set to different minutes for a bath fan. The fan is just a cheapo whatever-the-builder-got-in-bulk fan. ...
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Wiring Leviton Timer to Bath Fan and Switch to Light

I am a DIYer with a basic knowledge of electrical wiring. I am having trouble wiring a bath fan to a timer and light to a switch. I can get get power to one or the other, not both. Here is the ...
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Motion Sensor Timer

I am looking to replace the light switch for an outside light. What I would like to do is put a motion sensor on the switch due to the fact the light is too high for me to get to and replace it. Is ...
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Can anyone identify this heating timer?

So, It's getting quite cold now and my central heating is just going on and off randomly. There is what seems to be an unbranded heating timer below the combi-boiler (Baxi). However I have no idea how ...