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Old 07-03-2012, 12:22 AM   #16
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Same website has a 15 minute shutoff timer for closets.

http://www.functionaldevices.com/pdf...CLC212-D15.pdf

Person closes door to do business, when they leave the fan comes on for 15 minutes as long as the door is left open.

curiousB that sight is a great find

Side-topic: Home Automation systems don't add value to a house when selling and can negatively impact sales by discouraging potential buyers. They're non-standard gadgets without a broad support network.

That said. Microsoft Kinect boxes are great for setting up a fully gesture controlled home automation system. I'm probably the only person with 6 Kinect boxes and no XBox. But it works great with my Atari 2600.
http://www.bing.com/search?q=kinect+home+automation
(no my work is not on the Internet, also I do work for Microsoft and I did buy all my Kinect boxes)
I use these for my bathroom fans

http://www.bathroomfanexperts.com/pr...product=112151

Keeps fan on after light switched off....

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Old 07-03-2012, 01:05 AM   #17
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Thanks guys. One more thing: Can I add a cheap in-line 15-minute timer to the exhaust fan? I don't want it being left on. Any recommendations?
Another option if the switch is in the bathroom are Leviton Occupancy Sensors (http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/Secti...minisite=10251). The link on the website only seems to include the commercial grade products. Search Amazon instead. Don't pick the cheap model because the switch won't work with the FL101. Pick a model with manual ON/OFF push button like Leviton ODS10-IDW (commercial) or Leviton IPP15-1LW (residential). I have used both but not with the FL101.According to the schematics they should work together but I have not tested them. I originally forgot about occupany sensors because our bathroom switches are outside the bathroom.

This thread gave me an idea. Rig up the switch to spritz room deodorizer when turned on. At work it does that, except the lights turn on automatically. If it goes anywhere I'll keep you posted.
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The problem is I only have 1 pair of wires that go into the wall to both light and fan.
If you mean there are only 2 wires going to the switch, you have a switch leg to the switch so to install the FL101 it would look like this
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This would also mean you don't have a neutral needed for the Fantech delay timer switch.
The Leviton is powered by a small voltage drop across the electric eye, so does not require a neutral.

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #19
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I went to HD today to return something I alread purchased a while ago.
They have 3 kinds of fan switches with timers. $19 to $29.
Two kinds are located where they have a big display of light switches and the third was back where they have the bathroom fans.
For $29 you get a 7-button switch6 buttons with times ranging from 5 or 10 minutes up to one hour. The 7th button is a toggle for on/off. The cheaper ones have fewer buttons. These are the rectangular type and would require a plate with a rectangular cutout. You can get one with two rectangular cutouts(one for this gizmo the other for a light) or one rectangular and a small toggle for the light. Of course you could put the light on the timer so it didn't stay on until the next time you show a guest where the bathroom is. Always check the bathroom after your guests leave. I had someone once who didn't flush, prettty rank after a week:censore d:, now I check.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:26 AM   #20
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Goosebarry,
I finally got my FL101 in the mail and attempted to install it tonight. No luck at all.

I wired it just like you recommended (and that looks right to me), but when I flip the switch I get nothing. Take FL101 back out of the circuit: Lights! Fan!

Defective FL101 perhaps

For now I'll just leave the fan unhooked and light a candle after dropping bombs in the bowl.

I'll see what smarthome has to say.

-Craig
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Goosebarry,
I finally got my FL101 in the mail and attempted to install it tonight. No luck at all.

I wired it just like you recommended (and that looks right to me), but when I flip the switch I get nothing. Take FL101 back out of the circuit: Lights! Fan!

Defective FL101 perhaps

For now I'll just leave the fan unhooked and light a candle after dropping bombs in the bowl.

I'll see what smarthome has to say.

-Craig
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Are you using an LED or other low wattage bulb? I'm just thinking it may not draw enough current to trigger the magic.
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No need for fan:
#1 in bathroom...
#2 down bottom of garden under willow tree. (Take a fly swatter and waders).
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The replacement unit worked like a charm. Perfect inexpensive fix.


Thanks guys!

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