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Switching a Bathroom Fan and Light Separately

How to Wire Your Bathroom so the Lights and Fan are on Separate Switches – The key factor is to understand where the power source enters the circuit – The power source will either enter at the switch box or up at the light fixture or the exhaust fan.


Electrical Wiring for a Bathroom Light and Exhaust Fan
Electrical Question: I have a two switches and I’m trying to setup up the bathroom so the lights and fan don’t have to be on at the same time.

Thank for your time.

This electrical wiring question came from: Kyle, a Handyman from Minnesota.
Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Kyle.

How to Wire Your Bathroom so the Lights and Fan are on Separate Switches

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One Response to “Switching a Bathroom Fan and Light Separately”
  1. John says:

    I am replacing a broken exhaust fan and light combo in a bathroom. The fan and light were controlled by separate switches and I want to keep it that way. At the fixture, there is a 2 wire Romex and a 3 wire Romex. I am assuming that this means that the switches are at the end of the run. On the new fixture, the wiring from the fan has a white and black wire, and the same for the wiring to the light. How do I connect this construct? Thank you

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