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Old 08-17-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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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.
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Remove the timer and install a switch in its place.

You are correct on the second item- doorbell xformer.

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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?

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