Bathroom fan

Old 10-31-03, 06:24 AM
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Bathroom fan

I am going to put in a exhause fan in my bathroom. All that is there now is one swith controlling 2 lights. My question is can i use the power from that swith for the fan and make it a 2 switch box. Installation I understand but it's whether I need to get power from somewhere else or not. Any input would be great.
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The answer depends on whether there is both a return and a neutral in the switch box.

Open the switch and tell us what wires are in the box and how they are connected. Be specific as to colors and connections.
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The other consideration would be circuit load. If you plan to install a fan, a fan / light or a fan/light/nightlight, then you are most likely OK circuit wise. If the fan you choose has a heat function, then you will most likely be overloading the circuit.

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