I have a recently remodelled old (OLD-1870) bathroom in a rental that needs an exhaust fan. (Why the exhaust fan wasn't done during the remodel? IDK). I am looking at the WhisperValue DC Pick-A-Flow 50, 80, or 100 CFM Installation manual.
The current wiring setup is one single gang switch for light fixture, and one GFCI outlet on opposite wall. I would like to replace the standard GFCI outlet with an outlet switch combo to power the fan and leave one outlet for use. Like this
I would like to only have the switch control the power to the fan and have the humidity sensor control the fan operation while the power switch is on. I don't want to install another box or conduit to accommodate both fan power and operation switches, and I want the fan to run anytime the humidity goes up as long as the power switch is on (I don't want a separate fan control switch.)
The fan will be over a shower. And the diagram for the switch I see the power is on the line, I meant to show the fan on the load.
Thus my questions are below:
- Can I just jump the two red 'control' wires for the fan together to make this happen? If not why and what else can I do?
- Will this ensure the fan is GFCI protected?