2022-12-12 (M) VoiceActing Noisy fan

The bathroom next to the recording closet has a fan that is permanently on and audible from two rooms away. It might be possible to deaden the sound enough, but I opened the lid to see if I could easily disable it when I wanted to record. The innards were more complex than I expected, but I presumed to find a couple of wires going to an open-frame motor spinning a turbine. There were dials, sensors, and even a motion detector—overkill for something programmed to run continuously regardless of the conditions or occupancy.
Too loud to abide

I looked at the bathroom and estimated how the electricians ran their wires. I figured there would be a continuous line to a receptacle where they would split off, but I miscalculated. To my delight, they ran the fan wire right out of the switch box. I pulled conductors to find the correct one.
Disconnected fan wire

I replaced one of the original switches with a double. I wanted to match the square toggles, but the hardware store only had one style. At least they had white. Everything worked, and I didn't have to hang a makeshift switch box off a nearby door as I had planned at the start.
Fan under control

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
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Completed projects from year 1
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Completed projects from year 6
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Completed projects from year 8

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