Exhaust fan


Old 11-18-03, 02:10 PM
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Hello there:

I am trying to install an exhaust fan in my bathroom but I am not sure how to make the electrical connections.

The fan is a combo unit fan/light/night light which will be operated at the same time since there is a single wall switch.

The unit is equipped with three pair of wires:

There are only 3 wires coming from the ceiling box: black, white and ground.

I think the blue wire in the unit is for the night light which I do not care if it does work. I can just cap it.

Any help on this will be appreciated
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Old 11-18-03, 04:03 PM
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Without running a new cable to the switch box the only way you can wire it is to have the fan and light come on together.

You only have on switch leg, the black. The white it the neutral.

You would have to run a wire down to the switch and either get a "stack" switch or one of those double or triple switches from the fan manufacturer.
Or you would have to remove the wall box and replace it with a multi-gang box with the number of gangs equal to the number of switches you need.
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Yes, just cap off the wire for the night light.
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