Bathroom fan connection

Old 04-06-19, 04:57 AM
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Bathroom fan connection

i have to change my bathroom fan. It is on a separate switch next to the light switch. The problem is the kids refuse to turn the fan on when they shower and we re starting to get some mold and my wife is angry.

She he wants me to connect the fan to the light switch so they have no choice but to turn it on when the light is on.

So so do I connect the fan wires to the light wires and then pigtail them to the switch?

Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks ahead.
Old 04-06-19, 05:34 AM
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It depends on if it is a switch loop or power comes in at the switch. At the switch do you have just a 3-conductor cable (three wires, black-red-white) or do you also have a cable with 2-conductors (black-white)
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Turning the fan off when the light is off may not be enough. The fan should run for some time after the room activity ends.

You should consider getting something like this that automatically turns the fan on in high humidity.

It also allows for manual operation of the fan and light.

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