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Old 11-07-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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I need to install a ceiling fan in remodeled bathroom,it has one switch for the lights over vanity and no others,I need to wire for exhaust fan,question is can I use existing wirin at the switch and run new wire to fan and how do I wire from one switch to the other?Hope the question makes sense.Thanks for any help you can offer and I almost forgot I have Alum wiring in home ,but will be running Cu to new fan.Thanks again.

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It depends on the existing wiring at the switch. If you only have one cable with two wires then it is a switch is a switch loop and you do not have a neutral wire.
If you have two white wires in the box not connected to the switch then you can do it.

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Because of the aluminum wiring, I would get an electrician so you know the transitions are made correctly.
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I missed the aluminum wire bit. It takes special connector to join copper to aluminum.
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