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01-06-2009, 01:01 AM   #1
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## How Do I Wire A Fan & Light?? Diagram....

Hello all, first post but sure to not be my last....

I am building a new bathroom in my dowstairs and am installing two lights (these will run off ONE switch) and a bathroom Fan which will run off the other switch. The switches are in a dual box on the wall with the power source entering in to the switchbox in the wall.

Is the diagram I drew below correct? If not could you please correct my mistakes?

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01-06-2009, 08:43 AM   #2
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I don't like the part where there is one hot running seperate from the circuit, are you running one cable to the light and one cable to the fan? This is how I would do it.

Is it a fan/light combo? If so, the last picture shows how I would do it.
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 01-06-2009, 11:44 AM #3 Newbie   Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 4 Rewards Points: 10 No it is not a fan/light combo. It is 2 pot lights running off 1 switch and then a seperate bathroom fan running off the other switch. Which of your diagrams works for that? I am not sure I understand what the black circles you drew mean. C
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 Originally Posted by 4wheeling No it is not a fan/light combo. It is 2 pot lights running off 1 switch and then a seperate bathroom fan running off the other switch. Which of your diagrams works for that? I am not sure I understand what the black circles you drew mean. C

The black circles represent the cable. It would be the first drawing.
What size breaker is this circuit on?

15 and 20 amp diagrams:
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 01-06-2009, 12:26 PM #5 Member   Join Date: Oct 2007 Posts: 2,294 Rewards Points: 1,000 Wow! It would have taken me three hours to figure out how to draw that. 15 AND 20 amp! You even did the yellow cable !
 01-06-2009, 12:26 PM #6 Newbie   Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 4 Rewards Points: 10 awesome! Thank you very much!!!
 01-06-2009, 12:49 PM #7 Member   Join Date: May 2008 Location: Apple Valley, MN, USA Posts: 1,002 Rewards Points: 506 Something you might want to consider is to run either 12/3 or 14/3 (depending on the size of the circuit) to the fan unit in the event you or someone else wants to change to a fan/light combo unit later. You just wouldn't use the red wire and cap it off on both ends; sounds like you still have to run the wire anyway, might as well make it future-ready.
 01-06-2009, 12:50 PM #8 Member   Join Date: Jun 2007 Posts: 3,699 Rewards Points: 58 How are you guys making these drawings? I sure would like to know how. Thanks John
 01-06-2009, 01:08 PM #9 Newbie   Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 4 Rewards Points: 10 I made the first drawing in Photoshop.
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I modified his using paint (yes, I know)

I usually will use The Gimp.

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