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Old 02-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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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?

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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.

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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.
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Is there any pages that give a diagram of what I amtrying to do as a reference
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Sounds like you bought the wrong switch. A single pole (single location) switch should have 2 screws.
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Post the model number of the switch you bought.
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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?
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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.
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690-wgcc6. 1 pole
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Correct.
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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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