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I am looking to add a recessed light over the shower....before asked, yet it is wet rated w/ the shower kit.....

I have 2 wall switch outlets currently....one to a set of lights over the vanity and the other to the bath fan....


My question is this.....Instead of blowing out part of my drywall between the ceiling and the wall where the outlet is, would it be possible for me to just tap directly into the exhaust fan on the ceiling that is less than 6' from where I am putting the recessed lighting?
 

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braves22 said:
Yes, the recessed light can would only be used when the fan is also on during showers.
Then go ahead make sure you have a watertight trim and use the properly gauged wire

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One more ?


Do I need to make any extra connections or pigtail anything or should I just be ok going directly Recessed Wiring > Romex 12/2 > Exhaust fan connecting directly to wiring coming from the outlet source
 

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You will find that the junction box of the fan will be small and will not take another cable.
You might have to add a j box in the attic and feed both from there.
 

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Are you going to remove the fan to get your wiring from the light?
Well, I will have to remove the fan anyway to see where the wiring is hooked up and draw myself a plan on fishing the Romex I hook to the recessed lighting from there to where the box is for the fan....


So most likely yes....



What I am guessing next is you're going to say to just replace the jbox for the fan?


IF thats the case, what should I be looking for when I go to buy supplies later on....
 

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The j box on the fan is built in and can not be removed.
Most older fans I have seen and installed can not be done from the floor, but must be done in the attic space.
 

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The j box on the fan is built in and can not be removed.
Most older fans I have seen and installed can not be done from the floor, but must be done in the attic space.

The house was built in 2003....so old I would doubt....


But I am pretty well certain I can't get there so I guess I will have to somehow find another way.
 

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I guess my next question is, can I even get to the jbox from below ceiling if I can't pull the fan at least partially out w/o major ceiling repair?
 
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