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WayneW

12:43PM | 09/17/05
Member Since: 09/16/05
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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
1916 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.


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