No neutral to hook up to exhaust fan timer


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Old 03-02-15, 05:12 PM
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No neutral to hook up to exhaust fan timer

I have a timer switch id like to install on our bathroom exhaust fan. Problem is at the location of the switch the wiring is just a switch loop. Black is hot, when the switch is flipped it gives power to the white which takes it up to the fan. The timer switch has leads for Hot, Load, ground and neutral. Only neutral in that box is the neutral on the GFCI. Is there a way this could be made to work without having to run a new wire? (cant do that, just finished remodeling the whole bathroom and not tearing the wall up again
 
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Old 03-02-15, 05:31 PM
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Only neutral in that box is the neutral on the GFCI.
If that neutral is on the LINE side of the GFCI receptacle it is acceptable to use. Otherwise you will probably have to get a timer that does not require a neutral.
 
 

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