Timer on one switch in a triple switch

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Old 02-19-13, 07:38 AM
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Timer on one switch in a triple switch

Hi,

I have a triple switch in my bathroom like this:http://i1.quinbyhardware.com/9967183.jpg

One of the switches controls the exhaust fan. I want to put a timer on just that one switch so that it turns off in 30 minutes or an hour. What are my options?

FYI - if there is no option in the triple, I could change this switch to a double because we don't actually use the third switch - it is a night light in the fan unit.

Thanks for your help!
 
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Old 02-19-13, 07:49 AM
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Your options are limited with that style switch. Timer switches are commonly available for standard switches but I have never seen one for the small triple switch like you have. Do you know the brand switch you have? Have you checked with that manufacturer?
 
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No I do not know the brand.

Is there any kind of "in line" timer I could install between the switch and the fan and just tuck it into the wall?
 
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Old 02-19-13, 08:11 AM
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I was thinking maybe I could use a touch switch like this:
Livolo 3 Gang Touch Remote Control Switch US Type Smarthome Wireless | eBay

and then some kind of in line timer tucked into the wall
 
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Is there any kind of "in line" timer I could install between the switch and the fan and just tuck it into the wall?
No. All electrical devices and all wiring splices must be accessible after installation. Instasll a full-size timer switch in the second space in the box, and cap off the wires feeding the night light.

A copy of Wiring Simplified should answer a lot of questions for you. Look for it in the electrical aisle at the big box home improvement stores.
 
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