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Old 11-17-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
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can i use the existing wires from old light to run new fan/light?

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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anyone have advice for me?

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:52 AM   #3
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Depends on what the wiring is, and what the fixture is rated at.
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If the wires are in good shape and you want the light and fan to always run at the same time then there's no reason to not use them.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:11 AM   #5
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Yeah you can but it depending on how it set up so like if you have only single NM cable then it will be no issue but if you have two cables it can affect the set up.

Make sure that you understand the switch loop is differnt so before you start take apart look at your switch to see how it conferated first that useally can save yourself alot of headache.

Second thing be aware the junction box in the fan / light combo unit there is not a really much room at all so you may have to make a junction box next to it ( if you have attic that is not a issue but have no attic in this area let me know I know there is other way you can do.)

The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
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