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Old 01-06-2010, 08:39 AM   #16
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You could use a standard old work box with the wings that flip out or one of these .
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:39 AM   #17
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Yeah I could not find the switch combo I was looking for Jerry...this was the only switch I was able to find in Home Depot that would be able to operate both the light and the fan while giving the light fixture dimming capabilities.
It's possibly such a combo switch exists
But it would need to be 2 different switches

IE the switch goes up & turns power on
Then there is a 2nd slide that turns the light on & adjusts the dimmer to the light
Basically something that looks like this, but the 2 switches are independant of each other






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Old 01-06-2010, 08:48 AM   #18
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Here's a dimmer/timer combo:

http://www.dimndimmer.com/ma-l3t251hw-wh.html
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Scuba I was looking for what you described..the picture you have I found those but the button turns the power on and the slide just determines the dim...but I do understand what you described and was unable to locate such a switch.
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The timer would operate the fan I guess...that is possible...
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:55 AM   #21
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The timer would operate the fan I guess...that is possible...
Yep. Did you see the other link I posted of just the switch/dimmer combo?
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Yes Jerry, thank you for your help and everyone else..I really appreciate it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:59 PM   #23
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just replace the box as I posted early with a remodel type 2 gang box. The fan cannot be on with a dimmer. (to avoid it overheating at lower when you use the dimmer) The fan should be on a timer so it remains on at least 15 minutes after you leave the room.
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