Rewiring light switch


Old 02-13-05, 08:07 AM
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Rewiring light switch

In the bathroom, I have a block of three light switchs. 1. Fan 2. Lights 3. Heat. Should there be a problem if I rewire the fan and heat to the same switch and replace one of the switchs with a double outlet? Will I need a higher grade switch for the combo heat-fan? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 02-13-05, 08:13 AM
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Nothing wrong with doing that; You will need to get a different switch though. At home depot or lows, you can buy a special 2 - pole switch that will allow for a toggle for each fan and heat and fit in single gang spot. Remember if in a bathroom, get a gfci for the receptacle and you should ground your switches.... hope this helps!
Old 02-13-05, 08:52 AM
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You can only do this if this circuit serves nothing else in the house except the bathroom and only if it is a 20 amp circuit.

As an aside, you can also only do this if there is a neutral in the switch box, unless you modify the wiring, which you probably can do.

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