currently i have a double switch controlling a vanity light and a bath exhaust fan. everything works just fine as is. The wife now insists on having a dimmer installed for the light - I say - "no problem".
I remove the double switch to find just two 14/2 wires entering the box. White wires to black screws with tab removed, blacks to gold screws. ok, switch loop situation - shouldn't be a problem.... Installed the dimmer and simple switch for the fan. Lighting works just dandy but no power to fan. I appears the light was originally wired in a loop and then the fan was added later. It looks like 14/2 was brought over to the fan from the light fixture and then 14/2 down to the fan switch. Seems to me that two switches should act the same as a double switch? What am i missing here?