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Mslinnea 08-17-2013 10:31 AM

Timer in closet
 
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We just purchased a house with a timer in the hall closet. It turns the fan on in the bathroom (about 5 feet away) twice a day. There is no ventilation duct in the closet so, we're wondering why? What is it's purpose? and most importantly, how do we shut it off?

The second picture is another item in this same closet but I think it is a transformer for the door bell?

Anyone have experience with this? Thank you.

rjniles 08-17-2013 11:32 AM

Remove the timer and install a switch in its place.

You are correct on the second item- doorbell xformer.

Mslinnea 08-17-2013 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 1230474)
Remove the timer and install a switch in its place.

You are correct on the second item- doorbell xformer.

Do you have any idea what this timer does?

A switch like a light switch?

Thanks

rjniles 08-17-2013 03:58 PM

It is a timed switch. Why and where it is installed is anybodys guess.

TarheelTerp 08-17-2013 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Mslinnea (Post 1230463)
We just purchased a house with a timer in the hall closet.
It turns the fan on in the bathroom (about 5 feet away) twice a day.
...and most importantly, how do we shut it off?

Doesn't the fan go off on it's own after a few minutes?
Leave it alone.

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we're wondering why? What is it's purpose?
Anyone have experience with this?
Someone got tired of a smelly and/moldy bathroom.
Apparently they couldn't rely on others to use the fan as they created the smell or moisture

wirenut1110 08-17-2013 05:40 PM

Some cat owners will put something like this in a bathroom that has the litter box but, as was stated, it could be anyone's guess.


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