Paul in Toronto

08:14PM | 10/08/01
Member Since: 10/07/01
51 lifetime posts
I have a switch loop that controls a bathroom light fixture. I would like to pull power from this switch (white wire is hot) to another switch that would control an exhaust fan. Can this be done and if so what would the wiring connections be?


09:02PM | 10/08/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
Only if the light and fan come at the same time, best bet is to pull another switch loop for the fan.


10:15AM | 10/19/01
Member Since: 04/08/99
3 lifetime posts
How do you do pull a switch loop? I posted a similar question and just noticed your response and I think this is the solution I need.


06:03PM | 10/19/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
First turn off the power!
A switch loop is very easy to add, Pull 1 12-2 w/ground from your fan, down the wall to your switch box.
Basicaly all you are doing is extending the black wire(hot), you have black and white power wires...and black and white in the switch loop...mark the white wire in the switch loop with black electrial tape on both ends. Wirenut the white power wire to the white wire on the fan, wirenut the black to the black in the switch loop. Wirenut the taped white wire to the black wire on the fan. Hook up your switch. You can get a stacked switch to put in place of the single switch, and not have to add a box.


06:20AM | 11/25/01
Member Since: 11/24/01
9 lifetime posts
I would like to post a correction in the reply by HP.. Acording to NEC the white wire in a switch loop should always be hot only to the switch and not the DEVICE,(light)..
Please correct me if I am mistaken...


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

A simple banquette piled with pillows and lit from above with a wall sconce is a tempting spot to curl up with a favorite ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon