peasquared

my life in pictures and words

switch switch

the fan in our master bathroom turns on and off with an ‘on/off’ switch like this…it’s the one on the right.
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the problem with this is that we have to manually shut it off. so if we have to leave as soon as we’ve taken a shower, we have to leave the fan on.

enter this timer switch. we weren’t actively looking for one but i’d mentioned it to my bro-d and he told me about it.
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i had actually bought this sometime in august 2012 i just hadn’t really gotten up the nerve to tackle it.

i mean look at it. it’s intimidating!
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then finally i decided it was time to get it done.

so i turned off the power, which is always a good thing, and removed the cover to see this.
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i looked at the instructions…
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and then I looked at this. and neither image matched.
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so i unscrewed the switches and pulled them out only to find one huge mess.

I sent the next two images to bro-d and said, “what the heck?!?” and in bro-d’s fashion he called to help me.
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after explaining what the instructions said and what my wires looked like, we came up with a solution.

i didn’t want to leave it up to chance so i called a family friend, who is an electrician but lives in cali, for some advice. unfortunately, i got his voicemail so i left a message.

and until he called me back I was stuck here.

which is where i leave you…until i have more time to tell you about what learned and how i made the switch of the switch.

edited with instagram

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