How much heat is generated by a ceiling fan's remote control receiver?
It depends on what your remote does. Some remotes have a very low power dissipation but others with both speed and light dimming can get quite hot.
I would never use bubble wrap on an electronic circuit.
I might make a plastic umbrella above it. If water gets in the fan or lighting ...
If you can tolerate appearing as if you are breaking and entering, you can use Daniel Gricom's solution with a bit of mechanical ingenuity. Many garage doors will have a small gap at the top, where the door meets the framing. If not, a wedge can be forced into the area near the center of the top.
This will allow you to drop a sturdy line from the top of the ...
You only need a single switch. This switch will cut all power to the unit. The fan and lights can be controlled via the remote control. Usually there are also pull strings to manually switch the lights and fan.
I just installed a new Chamberlain opener. The only difference between Chamberlain, LiftMaster and Crafstman brands are the color and the name printed on them. (i.e., they're all made by Chamberlain.) Having a program/learn button on the wall-mounted, wired remote was a novelty for me, as neither of my previous 2 openers had that.
As jay613 noted in his ...
After a couple of weeks of doing nothing towards this issue, I took my own suggestion with the prodding of Mysterfxit.
First, I want to correct my previous statements re: troubleshooting. It seems once in a blue moon I don't (fully) know what I'm talking about. :>) It only takes one of the wall switches to reset the fan controller. The other switch isn'...
It’s hard to tell for sure but if it was working normally until recently I’d say the electronics for the remote control receiver are failing.
You can bypass the remote unit and connect one of the wall switches directly to the light kit. You can keep using it that way or replace the remote and receiver with a universal ceiling fan remote control kit.
An Arduino would fit the bill here except for the difficulty and also expense of adding WiFi connectivity to it. Wifi "hats" are fairly expensive.
Let me suggest that a Raspberry Pi Zero W is probably the easiest way to make your own IoT device that will keep track of your water level and give you an easy way to check on it or send an alarm.
If the fan itself still works you should be able to get an aftermarket remote control package that includes a new remote and receiver/controller and you can just swap out both of them for the new ones. Fan brand shouldn't matter.