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Old 03-08-2013, 10:31 PM   #1
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If I want to wire and light separate from the exhaust fan please let me know if I am correct. I run my 14/2 from the power source to first switch on a double rocker switch then I run a 14/3 black (fan) and red (light) from power out terminals to the fixture and connect 14/3 black to fan and 14/3 red to light?
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Yep, that should work.
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Yep, you are correct. Does not matter which one goes where (Black or Red), just remember the color when you wire it up at the fan.

If this is for the bath, wire the exhaust light with the light over the vanity. I wished that I had done it that way, vs. listening to the wife who wanted a separate switch for the fan, and the two lights.
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yep red or black doesn't matter unless you care which switch controls the light or the fan
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yep red or black doesn't matter unless you care which switch controls the light or the fan
Instead of a double rocker switch and I wanted to use 2 separate switches I wouldn't even need 14/3, correct? I could run 14/2 for both the light and fan. To get power to the second switch I would just pigtail off the power in to the first switch?
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Yep, you are correct. Does not matter which one goes where (Black or Red), just remember the color when you wire it up at the fan.

If this is for the bath, wire the exhaust light with the light over the vanity. I wished that I had done it that way, vs. listening to the wife who wanted a separate switch for the fan, and the two lights.
Instead of a double rocker switch and I wanted to use 2 separate switches I wouldn't even need 14/3, correct? I could run 14/2 for both the light and fan. To get power to the second switch I would just pigtail off the power in to the first switch?
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You would have to pigtail the hot wire with a wire nut to feed the two switches. You would still need 14/3 (or 2 14/2s) to operate the fan and light seperately.
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Instead of a double rocker switch and I wanted to use 2 separate switches I wouldn't even need 14/3, correct? I could run 14/2 for both the light and fan. To get power to the second switch I would just pigtail off the power in to the first switch?
yep same principle just two devices
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yep same principle just two devices
So, I would pigtail off the power in at the first switch to power second separate switch? For a double rocker switch though I don't need to pig tail do I?
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So, I would pigtail off the power in at the first switch to power second separate switch? For a double rocker switch though I don't need to pig tail do I?
Yep, you are correct.
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So, I would pigtail off the power in at the first switch to power second separate switch? For a double rocker switch though I don't need to pig tail do I?
on two devices you pig tail the line in to the bottom terminal of each switch then the other two hots to the top terminal on the two 14s to the fan & light neutrals all tied together at switch & fan. That isolates the power to each device.
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Instead of a double rocker switch and I wanted to use 2 separate switches I wouldn't even need 14/3, correct? ?
You could use 3 conductor cable.
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If you're going to use 2 switches, why not put a timer on the fan?
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and a vacancy sensor on the lights
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