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How do you wire a bathroom fan light to one switch?

Last Updated: 2nd February, 2022

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Mount the fan and light and move to the switch box. Connect the black wire from the fan to the bottom terminal of the switch and the live circuit wire to the top terminal. Splice the white wires together and cap them. Twist the ground wires together and connect them to the green ground screw on the switch.

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Simply so, how do you wire a fan with a light?

  1. Connect the green/copper wires together.
  2. Connect white wires together.
  3. Connect black wires together.
  4. Connect the lighting wire, typically blue, to the black fan wire and the black ceiling wire.
  5. Tuck the wires back into the box.
  6. Turn the power back on and test the fan.

Additionally, does a bathroom fan need to be on its own circuit? Bathroom Circuits If the vent fan has a built-in heater, it must have its own 20-amp circuit. This is called a "dedicated" circuit because it serves only one appliance or fixture.

Also question is, how do you wire a light?

Wrap the copper or silver ground wires from the light fixture around the ground screw. Then, connect it to the supply ground wire of the junction box with a wire connector. Connect the black or red current wires and the white neutral wires. Then, push the connected wires into the junction box.

Do bathroom exhaust fans need to be vented outside?

4 Answers. Bathroom vent fans must be vented to the out of doors. Venting this fan into the attic is simply asking for problems. The excessive moisture will cause condensation on the roof members, insulation and eventually cause mold.

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