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  1. Electrical
    Hello all, This is my first post and hoping someone can help me find a safe, simple solution. My house has an exhaust fan located in the basement for venting air from the bathrooms on the upper two floors. Each bathroom has a switch to turn the fan on, because the switches are wired in...
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    I need help with this asap, big thank you in advance! There were two switches in one box for two separate lights, I took one switch out and replaced it with a timer, however, the timer now is a switch for the other switch. What should I do exactly, how to separate those two lights. The switch...
  3. Electrical
    Hello! This is my first post. I've recently bought my first home (built 1974) and I'm trying as much as possible to do things DIY. I want to put my outdoor garage lights on a programmable timer. This is the dream: This is my current setup: The top switch controls the inside garage lights...
  4. Electrical
    I recently went to Home Depot and picked up the only timer switch they had (Leviton 6161T), and they guy confirmed it was the only option. Unfortunately, after installing it I've learned it's meant only for incandescent lights and is not to be used with a bathroom fan. It seems to be working...
  5. Electrical
    Hi Everyone! I rent an apartment in a really old (1950's) building. The bathroom exhaust fan and light are wired to a single pole switch. I have one black wire and one red wire (no ground, no neutral). I want to find a timer switch that will work with this ancient wiring! Below is an example...
  6. Electrical
    Is there a way to bypass the timer and be able to turn on/off an outlet? I have a pool pump, on a timer, (SPST timer in basement, outlet outside), and want to put a switch next to the outlet that turns it on and off regardless of what the timer is calling for. Its not so hard to stop the pump...
  7. Electrical
    This is my first post, so hopefully I am following the proper etiquette. I am trying to install an automatic 3-way timer switch (Honeywell PLS750C) and had a question about what to do with an unused ground wire. The area that I am working in is a 2 gang box with two separate 3-way switches...
  8. Electrical
    I am trying to install the GE 15312. The attached drawing shows the three switches and the wires (color) currently connected to the switches. I would like to install the GE Timer to the DECK DOOR switch, but I will install it to whatever location I need to. Additional information: (1) When I...
  9. Electrical
    I purchased a GE Sunsmart Digital Timer # 15312 to replace an old Intermatic model. The problem is: The Intermatic has 1. black 2. blue 3. red & 4. the green which I know is the ground. The new switch from GE has:1. black 2. blue 3. red 4. white and 5. the green/ground. As far as line/load, the...
  10. Electrical
    I am trying to add a digital timer switch to a 3 way configuration. I got the switch to work with one issue, it only works it the 2nd switch in the circuit is in the on position. Please note that the other switch is a standard on off switch. If I turn the second switch off, I cannot turn the...
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