Tap off of NuTone Fan/Light

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Old 06-09-13, 04:11 PM
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Tap off of NuTone Fan/Light

I have a NuTone Exhaust Fan/Light combo just outside of the shower. I would like to install a recessed light inside the shower since it is dark inside the shower.

I purchased a 6" Halo Recessed Light housing and a 6" Sylvania 11w LED Light.

I was wondering if it was possible to tap off of the light connected to the NuTone Exhaust? Basically there are 2 lightbulbs and the connect to a wall plug which plugs into the base of the nutone. See below for a picture.

Essentially the light on the nutone is useless, I could even bypass the current light bulbs and just use the 6" Sylvania if that is possible.

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Old 06-09-13, 05:01 PM
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Does power come in at the light or the switch. Do you want to use the same switch for the new light. Is the light circuit GFCI protected?
 
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I'm not 100% sure where the power goes. I will open the switch place up tomorrow and find out.

Yes I do want to use the same switch for te new light. Basically whenever the exhaust fan is on I want the shower light on.

I don't know if the exhaust fan is gfci protected. Is there any way I can tell at the switch? All of the bathrooms receptacles are GFCI protected, just unsure about the exhaust.
 
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Old 06-09-13, 06:20 PM
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I don't know if the exhaust fan is gfci protected. Is there any way I can tell at the switch? All of the bathrooms receptacles are GFCI protected, just unsure about the exhaust.
If the light goes out when the test button is pushed it is GFCI protected. If the cans manufacturer requires GFCI protection when used over a shower than it must be on a GFCI circuit (110.3(B)). Local code may also require it though the NEC 2008 doesn't.
 
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Old 06-09-13, 10:04 PM
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Do the instructions for the light you bought say it can be installed above or shower? Or at least not say that it can't be?
 
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Old 06-10-13, 07:36 AM
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The junction box on the fan is very small and it would be hard to add another cable for the light.

The trim over the shower needs to be listed for damp or wet areas.
 
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Yes the trim states "Suitable for dry and damp locations"
 
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