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Old 01-06-2009, 12:01 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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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 !
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awesome! Thank you very much!!!
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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.
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How are you guys making these drawings? I sure would like to know how. Thanks John
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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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