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Old 03-09-2017, 10:30 AM   #1
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exhaust fan in bathroom

my bathroom exhaust fan in my 31 foot seaview will only work when the
bathroom light is on. i know that this is the way that it is wired.

my question is how hard would it be to rewire it so the fan works without
the light having to be on??? i assume that the fan is getting its power from
the light? dont know why it wired this way but it probably was the easiest
way foir them to wire it? if its too much of a hassle i wll probably just
leave it alone? i guess the old saying is if its not broke dont fix it?

it would be nice to use the fan without the light being on.

thanks for your input and thoughts on this issues.
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You would have to find where there is power all the time and run new wires to it.
That may or may not be easy to do depending on how the wires are routed and where you have to go to find a power source.
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That's weird, mine has separate switches.
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it would require installing a 2nd switch. If you pull the switch, you'll find two wires on he output side. One to the light, the other to the fan. Remove the one to the fan and put it on another switch and jumper a hot wire from the input side of the original switch to the input of the new switch.

Are you up to doing something like this?

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thanks Ron

yes i could probably handle it. i just dont know if i want to go to all that trouble and
buy another switch and find a place to mount it etc.

i kind of like where the old switch is mounted as it is up inside the vent and really dont
want to remove it and mount another switch up in there.

but thanks for your help and now i know how to do it if i become bored and reall
motivated to work on another little project. thanks for your help and happy trails.
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my bathroom exhaust fan in my 31 foot seaview will only work when the bathroom light is on.
it would be nice to use the fan without the light being on.
thanks for your input and thoughts on this issues.
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dont know if i want to go to all that trouble and buy another switch and find a place to mount it etc.
mr. seaview
If doing it right is too much trouble why not simply remove the light bulb?
(As you probably know: no light bulb = NO LIGHT).
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Another option would be to purchase and install a 4-position rotary switch.... OFF, FAN ONLY, LIGHT ONLY, BOTH. Use a telephone outlet cover and existing wires.

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