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which timer switch to buy to control exhaust fan?

Posted by janesylvia (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 29, 12 at 14:30

I'd like to buy a timer switch for the exhaust fan. The Levinton 1800W 10-20-30-60 minute timer sold on Amazon had many complaints of loud buzzing sound after several months to 3 years.
Leviton LTB60-1LZ Decora 1800W Incandescent/20A Resistive-Inductive 1HP Preset 10-20-30-60 Minute Countdown Timer Switch,White/Ivory/Light Almond

Homedepot sells Levinton 500W 10-20-30-60 minute timer. But reviews said it only works for incandescent light but not for exhaust fan.
Leviton 500-Watt 60-Minute Timer

I'd like to have a plate with GFCI outlets, dimmer switch to control lamps, and a timer switch to control exhaust fan (or just GFCI outlets and timer switch on one plate). But I could not find a proper timer switch. Any recommendation is greatly appreciated.


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RE: which timer switch to buy to control exhaust fan?

You need the first one as I told you before. I have both version of this switch and have not observed the complaints given. Actually the Home Despot (or was it Lowe's)) here had both versions.


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RE: which timer switch to buy to control exhaust fan?

I've put one of these in one of my bathrooms and have another ready for the other when I finish it. I don't know if you can get it in the US, but it works well and is silent.

It works automatically when it senses humidity, but has a timer function when you hit the button. Not sure how long it runs.

http://www.dewstop.com/

Here is a link that might be useful: Dew Stop switch


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