I have a single light fixture in my bathroom on onw switch. The room has no fan and no outlets. I want to add one fan, and add one gfci outlet.
I have two ideas. Looking for pro / con / feasibility + wiring diagrams.
Combine fan and light on single switch. Replace single switch with switch / outlet combo like below.
I assume I can run power from the light to the fan. And then rewire the switch. Is it that simple?
Replace the single switch with 2 switches: 1 each for light and fan. Then have a gfci outlet placed by the vanity. PROS: 1. I can leave the fan off when not showering. 2. The outlet is by the vanity, and not on an awkward wall with a switch.
I found this with the preferred answer being close. Wrong switch type, and it assumes power is run to the outlet then to the light. My existing source is to the switch. I figure the only way to have the outlet after the switch, is to have it be activated by the light (not fan) switch. That's less than ideal, but I'm open to it, since I'd never need the outlet to work with the light off.
Also, old house, so there are likely no grounds.
I went into the attic and traced all the wiring to / from the bathroom light. There's more! I drew a basic diagram. I'm sorry it's not an official drawing, but hopefully clear enough. Also, it's on a 15 amp fuse. And this is all new wiring, and surprisingly, includes grounds.
New Plan I'm thinking I scratch the outlet idea. I'll only add a fan. I'll add a switch next to the light switch, and tie the fan power into the light. Thoughts?
Happy Ending Installed just the fan, no outlet. I added a second switch using an old work box, right next to the existing switch. I wired it to the light as expected, and it's worked perfectly. Thanks guys!