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Old 06-27-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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Since I installed them last summer I've been asking my dear sweet husband to remember to turn the ceiling fans on our front porch off when he goes inside. I have repeatedly come home to find them on, but have held back from complaining about it.

A few nights ago, I turned off the ceiling fan in our bedroom and returned a few moments later and it was on. Finally, my 200 year old house is haunted.

Or...... we discovered that the remote transmitter in our bedroom is on the same channel as one on the front porch. I did remember to put the two on the front porch on different channels.... but I put the remote in the bedroom 3 years ago and didn't think about it. Thankfully, I got remotes with four channels, so I just need to pull one of the remotes and receivers.


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Old 06-27-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
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Always blame the husband!!!
Thats what my wife does, and it works for her!

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jbfan, that is why I chase the wife & kid out of the house when I do major electrical work. She blamed me for the bath remodel taking too long. Not my fault that the vanity took six weeks to get, not the two as promised. I can tell you this, that I feel sorry for the person on the other end that got the best out of my wife, due to the delay.
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I had a similar problem, but with my neighbor's fan as the "second controller" for my master bedroom fan and light! Took close to a year to figure out where the interference was coming from.
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Remember this----the setting must be changed with the power off and the battery out of the remote or the damn thing will "remember" the old settings.

I learned that after being on hold for half an hour.----Mike----
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Replace the switches with timers - end of problem. Throw those damned remotes in the trash.

We have a TV with a DVD player that takes three friggen remotes to operate the system. I could fix the whole mess with one shotgun.
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What size shot gun works best for adjusting ceiling fans?
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random RF signals might be starting the fans...have surround sound system with canal boat traffic had it a 35 once went to 80 almost blew my windows out....nephew had his remote controlled cars on top of a dresser as the jets were approchingJFK and transmitting the cars were flying off the dresser..
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What size shot gun works best for adjusting ceiling fans?
Well a 4-10 will fix it but if you want some real satisfaction use a 10 gauge.
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Well a 4-10 will fix it but if you want some real satisfaction use a 10 gauge.
Sounds like too much collateral damage with a 10 gage!
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What size shot gun works best for adjusting ceiling fans?
It depends on what is painted on each blade. If they are ducks then a 12 gauge is plenty but remember you have to use steel shot.
If they are dove or quail then my choice would be a 20 gauge.
Just think how much fun this would be with a three speed fan.

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