2 Bathroom light switch annoyances

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Old 06-01-18, 02:10 PM
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2 Bathroom light switch annoyances

Hi all! I've recently purchased a house with some funky wiring. I've put it off long enough and my wife is ready for it to be fixed.

I've looked everywhere for help and I just can't seem to find an answer to this.

First bathroom...

It has a light switch. That light switch controls the light fixture and also a GFCI outlet. Not sure why that was wired that way :

Is there any way to have the outlets independent to the light fixture?? Here are some pictures as well as quick wiring diagram I put together as things stand now. Please and thank you!

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Old 06-01-18, 02:27 PM
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2nd bathroom

The second bathroom....

Has an all in one - light switch and an outlet.

The outlet stays powered regardless of the light switch position...phew.

However...whenever the light switch is powered off...it also powers off the bathroom fan...which has it's own switch...
We deal with quite a bit of humidity here and since there is no window, we'd like to have the fan running independently from the light fixture. Is that possible given the current wiring??

Here are some more pictures and another diagram I created show how things stand.

Please let me know if you'd like me to retake any pictures as well!

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Old 06-01-18, 02:30 PM
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Hi, it appears that the receptacle is being fed from the fixture, so that would mean the receptacle is only live when the fixture is on ,correct? First bathroom.
Second bath, you need a constant feed to the fan switch, looks like that could come from the switch / receptacle,which by the way needs to be GFCI protected, black from the fan switch should go to the black instead of the switched Red.
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Hey! for that first bathroom, that's correct. I'm afraid to ask cause I think I know the answer...but, I think it means I need to run new wiring to that outlet to make it independent, right?

For the second bath, I'll make sure to do that. Thanks!!
 

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Old 06-01-18, 03:29 PM
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That would be the best bet for bath #1, it should be a 20 amp circuit GFCI protected,by code.
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Originally Posted by Geochurchi View Post
That would be the best bet for bath #1, it should be a 20 amp circuit GFCI protected,by code.
Geo
Geo, thanks for everything!!!
 
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