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ohiofan_2 02-27-2013 01:33 PM

Piggy back from gfci
 
I am trying to wire in a dual switch to run my bathroom light, and the exhaust fan from. I have already put in a new GFCI, have power to both outlets, now how do I get power from it to the dual toggle switch?

jbfan 02-27-2013 01:42 PM

If you want the fan and lights gfci protected, bring a jumper for the load side to the switch.
If you do not want them gfci protected, bring a jumper from the line side to the switch.

ohiofan_2 02-27-2013 01:47 PM

It really doesn't matter to me if they are. My concern is getting power to the 1 piece, 2 switch outlet to run the fan off one and the light off the other. I think it would be best protected. The switch that I bought has 4 of the same color screws, so determining hot or not may take some time. Thanks.

ohiofan_2 02-27-2013 01:47 PM

Is there any pages that give a diagram of what I amtrying to do as a reference

jproffer 02-27-2013 01:50 PM

Sounds like you bought the wrong switch. A single pole (single location) switch should have 2 screws.

jbfan 02-27-2013 01:52 PM

Post the model number of the switch you bought.

ohiofan_2 02-27-2013 01:53 PM

I have a 2 toggle, over and one under, with poles on each side. It said that it was a multi unit (light and fan) type useage. Your saying that I need a single poled switch?

jbfan 02-27-2013 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ohiofan_2 (Post 1126161)
I have a 2 toggle, over and one under, with poles on each side. It said that it was a multi unit (light and fan) type useage. Your saying that I need a single poled switch?

The switch should have two screws on one side that may be close together or attached to each other with a copper tab.
This will be the side the power comes into the switch.
The screws on the other side should be located at the top and bottom, and this would be the feed to each light.

ohiofan_2 02-27-2013 03:13 PM

690-wgcc6. 1 pole

djlandkpl 02-27-2013 03:41 PM

Follow jbfans directions in the post above. One switch will control the light and the other will control the fan. What kind of wire do you have running from the light/fan to the switch? How many conductors?

ohiofan_2 02-27-2013 03:45 PM

After I got to look at it yes there is a copper tab connecting two of the poles. So the hot goes to one, does the white go to the other? On the other side for light and fan?

jbfan 02-27-2013 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ohiofan_2 (Post 1126237)
After I got to look at it yes there is a copper tab connecting two of the poles. So the hot goes to one, does the white go to the other? On the other side for light and fan?

The white connects to the white wires that go to the light and fan, and not on the switch.

ohiofan_2 02-27-2013 04:06 PM

So connect all the whites together, but not to any of the poles...the blacks will be connected to the switch that I want operating whichever (light or fan). Yes/no. I have a good idea how to do this, just need to ne sure I'm doing this right.

jbfan 02-27-2013 04:10 PM

Correct.

ohiofan_2 02-27-2013 04:37 PM

Now that I can get to work on it. Blacks to pole side with power in, or opposite that's not connected by by tab?


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