How to Wire a Inline Exhaust Fan for Two Bathrooms
I purchased a Fantech inline exhaust fan, I want to wire separate switches in two bathrooms to control the same exhaust fan.
Wiring a Bathroom Exhaust Fan
Electrical Question: I have a Fantech inline exhaust fan, I want to wire separate switches in two bathrooms to control the same exhaust fan.
How to Wire a Inline Bathroom Exhaust Fan
I purchased a Fantech PB270L10 2 Bath Fan w 2x LED to exhaust two separate bathrooms.
On a dedicated circuit, I want the wiring such that if someone in bathroom #1 turns the fan on (note, it will exhaust both bathrooms simultaneously) I don’t want someone entering bathroom #2 to hit the fan switch and turn the fan off this is my problem with using 3 way switches.
However, if both switches are in the off position, the fan will be off.
I have done tons of internet searching and a few blogs have said to use single pole switches wired in parallel so that either bathroom switch can turn the fan on, but no one can turn the fan off accidentally while someone is still using the other bathroom.
Is this safe and up to code.
I am attaching a hand drawing of the circuit that I want to wire the grounds are not shown in the drawing.
Additional Comments: Lots of useful information for the novice such as myself.
This electrical wiring question came from Tony in Leechburg, Pennsylvania.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Tony.
How to Wire a Bathroom Exhaust Fan
Application: How to Wire a Bathroom Exhaust Fan.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Bathroom Exhaust Fan, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Bathroom Exhaust Fan should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your specific area of Pennsylvania. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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- Tony, from the information you have provided, I don’t think there is a code issue as long as the wiring is installed and vented properly.
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