COMMUNITY FORUM

WayneW

12:43PM | 09/17/05
Member Since: 09/16/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Currently we have a bath fan wired to one switch and a shower light wired to a second switch. Is there any way to wire the switches so that one turns on both the fan and the light, and the second one turns on only the fan? (Just to make things complicated we have another light over the vanity wired to its own switch.)

Billhart

02:08PM | 09/17/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
You need to replace the light switch with a double pole, single throw switch. Think of it as two switches, but only one handle. Can switch 2 different circuits at the same time.

They are available, I think that I have seen them in the home horror stores, but you will probably need to go to an electrical supply house.

The one pole will control the lights. The 2nd pole is wired in parallel to the existing fan switch.

But what are you trying to accomplish.

You can get a light switch with a builtin timer that you can set to have the fan run when the light is on, but also for so many (IIRC 5-30 minutes) after the light is turn off.

And you can get a humidistat to automatically run the fan whenever the humidity in the room gets too high.


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even though Halloween is past, pumpkins and gourds make great table decorations. That includes white pumpkins, too!  Here,... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1