exhaust fan/light 1 neutral


Old 04-10-14, 01:17 PM
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exhaust fan/light 1 neutral

Is it standard for a bathroom exhaust fan with light to have 3 wires? In a junction box close by, the combo is fed by #14 switch leg for light, #14 switch leg for fan and only one #14 neutral.
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Old 04-10-14, 01:24 PM
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Yes, just like with ceiling fans. Note: I can't tell from your description but the all of the wires that carry current must be in the same raceway (sheath, conduit, tray).
Old 04-10-14, 01:31 PM
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thx ray. yes the 3 are in the same conduit.

And! on the same circuit. I say that because once I was changing a ceiling fan. Turned off power to the circuit. Light was off, I assumed motor was off too. (Should have checked again with a voltage tester) and I snipped the motors wire and sparks flew. Almost soiled my pants.
Old 04-10-14, 01:34 PM
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The circuit only needs one neutral. You do not need one each for the fan and light.

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