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Old 01-09-2015, 09:26 AM   #1
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Need some help installing a bathroom vent fan.


This is replacing a non-functioning fan already installed. It has no light, just a fan controlled by a standard wall switch.

The new one is more complicated than others I have installed. It has a 2-speed fan, a light and a night light. Here's the wiring diagram from the nearly useless instructions. It just says " connect the wires according to the diagram."



The colored wires coming out of the fan's wire box are all 16 gauge. Do I need to use 16 gauge wire to connect it to the new 4-piece switch? Can I instead maybe use several runs of 14 gauge wire (which I already have on hand) and make my own color coding for the connections?

Also, the 4-piece switch doesn't have a ground terminal. How do I handle that? The switch will be powered by standard 14/2 plus ground wire.

Any other tips or traps I might run into with this one?

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Who makes the switch?
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Who makes the switch?
Chinese company "Clever Elephant." . (No info on this switch at their web site.)

The fan/light itself is mfg'd /sold by Tamco/Tamlite. It is not a cheap fan. The "list price" was $200, but I paid $55 at Habitat ReStore. Brand new in box.

Here's the switch




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