bathroom exhaust fan / light

Old 10-17-03, 05:58 PM
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Talking bathroom exhaust fan / light

Good day to all.

Here is my problem. I had some remolding done in the bathroom. Had an exhaust fan added. What they did was wire the fan to the light switch. I would like to put a switch in that will operate the fan and light separately. How do I go about doing this.
Please make any remarks as simple as possible. Iím not an electrical genius, but have some knowledge of it. Not sure what other information I need to list.
Old 10-17-03, 06:17 PM
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You need to run more wire inside the walls. Of course this would have been 100 times easier when the walls were still open, but still might not be too bad if there is an accessible attic above this room, or an accessible unfinished basement or crawl space below it. I suggest that you get a book or two or three on home wiring at the library or home center. Such books cover these kinds of projects very well. We're here to help with any questions.

Just so you'll know what you've got to work with, start by shutting off the breaker (verify that the fan and light no longer can be turned on). Then pull the switch out of the box without disconnecting any of the wiring. Tell us everything you see. Then carefully pack it back into the box and put the switch plate back on.

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