Timers for ceiling fan/heaters


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Old 09-09-19, 08:54 PM
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Timers for ceiling fan/heaters

Looking for countdown timers for my NuTone bathroom heater and fan in case my Airbnb guests forget to turn them off. Does this look like a good choice for controlling them...
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-...-1LZ/301778951

NuTone https://www.homedepot.com/p/NuTone-7...65RP/100198855
 
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Old 09-10-19, 12:42 AM
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Yes..... those come in several different timing schemes and are a good choice for there.
Keep in mind that they do require a neutral in the box to operate.
 
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Thanks to everyone in this forum, a couple of months ago I was able to successfully wire up a 3-way switch and run new conduit to a new NuTone heater/fan/light. This is the way it was wired when there was just two switches controlling the vanity lights and just a heater.
I had an Airbnb guest leave the fan on for about 12 hours while gone. That's when I began to worry about the possibility of a guest leaving the heater on for a long time. Not sure if NuTone has some sort of mechanism to shut off the heater if it gets over heated. I doubt it. I haven't stayed at a hotel in a long time. I bet they have timed heaters and fans maybe too.

 
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Looks good. You've got your neutral there so all should be ok.
 
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Any thoughts on these spring wound type timers? When it comes to running an Airbnb you like to accommodate the stupidest of guests (who might be confused by the Leviton preset type timers). But I worry about a timer with a mechanical spring part in there. Do these spring wound timers fail often? I also don't see a ground on this one...
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Woods-20...11WD/203638994
Leaning towards buying two Levitons.
 
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Old 09-10-19, 01:44 AM
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I would avoid the spring wound timers. They're good as a last resort or where no neutral is present.
Shame on your guests if they can't figure how to push a button.
They will be mildly shocked and dismayed when they push the 5 minute button and it shuts off in 5 minutes. That may spur them into selecting a slightly longer time.
 
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