Wiring Bathroom Exhaust Fan Switches
How to Wire a Bathroom Exhaust Fan Switch and the Electrical Wiring Connections: I have to replace a bathroom ceiling exhaust fan with two switches for the fan and light, and a third leg continuing on to light the vanity.
Bathroom Exhaust Fan Switch Wiring
Electrical Question: I have to replace a bathroom ceiling exhaust fan with two switches for the fan and light, and a third leg continuing on to light the vanity.
- I wasn’t paying close attention when I was taking the old one out.
- Now am not sure how to put it back together.
- In the picture the switches come in on the left, the other circuit continues out on the right.
This electrical question came from: JP, a Handyman from Traverse City, MI.
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Preparations for Wiring a Bathroom Exhaust Fan Switch
- Application: Wiring a Bathroom Exhaust Fan Switch.
- Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, best installed by a licensed electrical contractor.
- Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
- Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the access to the wall switch for the exhaust fan and if a larger switch box will be required.
- Precaution: The bathroom exhaust fan circuit should be identified, turned OFF and Tagged with a Note before working with the wiring and installing the exhaust fan switch.
- Notice: Modifying existing wiring or installing additional bathroom electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
How to Wire a Bathroom Exhaust Fan Switch
- Bathroom Electrical Wiring Secret Number One:
- Don’t take all the electrical wiring all apart without identifying all the wires first.
- The wiring will need to be identified for the following:
- Incoming Power.
- Outgoing Power.
- Switched wires to the exhaust fan.
- Once these are identified then the electrical wiring connections and switch wiring will be very straight forward.
- Hook it all back up, take a warm shower and enjoy your exhaust fan.
Bath Exhaust Fan
Bathroom Exhaust Fan
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