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Old 03-08-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Bathroom fan and light wired independently at end of circuit?


We are installing a new bathroom light and fan combo. I want them to work independently and the switches will be at the end of the circuit. I am familiar with a single pole at the end of a circuit but I am stymied how to do this short of just putting in a second wire, which we can certainly do. Is that the best way?

I want to also add that the fan light combo has 2 white wires, 1 blue (light) and 1 black (fan). There are no grounds?

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14/3 cable. Connect white to power black. At switch white is power to both switches. Red and black are the switch legs back to the fan and the light.

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There is probably a ground screw in that fan/light unit, or a slot for a grounding clip to be installed.

joed outlined the proper wiring for the wall switches.
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I just want to remind the readers that the OP's situation it is a legit set up however the OP's 14-3 NM the white is hot conductor so it have to be remarked or taped with diffrent colours so that way you know it is not a netural at all.

Just in case someone else look at the switch box and not look carefull with connections and this set up I done few time before.

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Given the small size of exhaust fan junction boxes I would try to avoid running a switch loop.
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