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I am trying to change my bathroom fan plug, but don't know where to start?

My bathroom fan has not been working for a few years now, and I was thinking of changing it. I tested the wall switch, circuit breaker, GFCI outlet, and I believe the issue is the actual input plug/...
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Can two light sources be on a dimmer within the same 3-panel switch?

Our GC's electrician recently installed a new 3-panel switch in our California bathroom to control two light sources and a dehumidifier/fan. I had wanted both light sources to be on the dimmer, but ...
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Does the proposed bathroom circuit solution meet code?

I intend to replace an old bathroom fan with a Panasonic WhisperGreen Select model that includes a fan, a light, and a nightlight. I have several questions. The setup: The existing fan is on a 20amp ...
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Bathroom remodel - Where to place vanity light box in wall and proper vanity size

I'm working on a DIY bathroom remodel and wanted to get your opinion on best way to proceed. First, see the pictures below. The 72" wall to wall is wall to that stud in front of the toilet. The ...
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Bathroom wiring

How do I wire 3 switches and 1 GFCI receptacle into one box, and 1 additional receptacle by itself, all on the same circuit? One switch is a smart switch going to the exhaust fan, one switch is going ...
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Voltage between shower faucet and drain

Is it normal to have voltage between shower faucet and drain? I measured 2 volts between shower faucet and drain when water heater is off, and 11-12 volts when it is on?
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Light fixture wiring - black to black, or white to black?

USA - I’m installing a new ceiling light fixture in a bathroom. The instructions (and every how-to video I watched) said to connect white to white (neutral) and black to black (hot). However, when I ...
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Moving bathroom fan on GFCI outlet

I am replacing my bathroom ventilation fan and moving it right above the shower area. According to code Fan needs to be on GFCI now. Please take a look at picture near vanity wall. On Left there are ...
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Exhaust Fan Code Requirements for Bathroom

I have a small Full bathroom ( toilet, Tub and vanity) of size 6'X 7'.8". This is in a basement. We are hardly going to use tub/shower there. Question: Does a 50 CFM of Exhaust fan enough or ...
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Is it possible to install a bathroom fan, vanity power plugs, LED lights, a small towel dryer and a smart toilet on just 2 circuits?

I have this small toilet and I am surprised that it requires its own circuit https://www.ovedecors.com/en/stan-toilet.html POWER OUTLET REQUIREMENT This product must be plugged into a ...
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Socket for UK bathroom

I want to add a USB socket to the bathroom but when I was checking it said that I could only add a shaver-supply unit. Since I was adding these to use with my shavers/toothbrush and they are low ...
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Razor Socket to GFCI Conversion Kit.. Load terminals vs Pigtail

Hi, I'm trying to convert this 1973 "Razor Only" socket to GFCI. I have the full conversion kit and I'm wondering the best way to approach wiring it. I've seen videos where electricians do ...
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Lighted Switch Wiring

I have installed a lighted single pole switch. The light on the paddle does not come on and the hot lead and the switch leg both show hot when the switch is in the on or off position. When I remove ...
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Bathroon light and ceiling exhaust fan wiring?

I feel like this is something I should be able to do but after reading similar threads I'm still confused: My bathroom is setup with two 12/2 wires coming into the switch box. One I know for sure goes ...
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No power in master bath

The power in my master bath worked at 2pm when I left my house and was not working when I returned home. This is the only room in the house that does not have any power. Nothing on the breaker box ...
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Electricians, do you see any problems with this wiring diagram for power at light shared between independent light groups?

I'm looking for input on the safety and code compliance of the wiring plan i've detailed, shown in the photos below. Description of the broader project My jurisdiction is subject to the 2014 NEC. I'm ...
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New circuit and towel warmers for two bathrooms

I am planning to add a new dedicated circuit (15A) for two hard wired towel warmers in two bathrooms, each towel warmer is 150w. See image for my thoughts. For the first bathroom: run the new circuit ...
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Why are British "shaver sockets" limited to using a single plug at at a time, and given this, how are you supposed to use two appliances?

Is the only option either for everyone who needs another socket to get an adapter and charge things in their own rooms or constantly swap which appliance is plugged in? I live in a shared rental where ...
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Safe repair for electric shower casing

The previous tenant at the place I’m currently living deliberately damaged some fixings and fittings, including breaking the side panel off the electric shower. Is there a way to cover up this side ...
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Where can I find a replacement bathroom fan with this uncommon electrical plug? [closed]

I’m replacing my bathroom exhaust fan. I planned to do this myself and watched a few how-tos. It looked easy. You basically just plug the new one in. The thing is that our bathroom fan seems to have a ...
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Replacing a bathroom fan - two ground wires?

I've purchased a Broan NuTone fan to replace the old one in my bathroom. The fan itself has a white wire, a black wire and a green wire. The wiring in my house consists of a black wire, a white wire, ...
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How do I wire my bathroom fan with a new switch?

I'm trying to install a bathroom fan on it's own switch. There is a hot cable with a black, white, and green from a previous light fixture in the spot that I want to install a fan. This hot cable is ...
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How to install a utilitech heater ventilation fan with light?

Just trying to replace an old Broan heater/fan/light with a new Utilitech one and very confused about how the wires are meant to go. I suspect the initial set up was not to code. Very novice on ...
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Any issues wiring bathroom exhaust fan to low-voltage heated mirror?

I'm in Maryland, US. I was hoping to wire from the switch: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CXXZV96/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to this: https://www.clearmirror.com/...
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Is this the kind of situation where aluminium wiring is potentially dangerous?

I recently moved into a rental that has aluminum wiring. My understanding is that the wiring itself isn't dangerous, it's just the interface between aluminum and copper where you have problems ...
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Bathroom electric issue

Good afternoon, First time here so I sincerely appreciate any help.. House background, built in 1907. Only electrical ever permitted was in late 70s. All else added etc done by previous owner was all ...
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Bathroom fan wiring

I am trying to install a bathroom fan and am having some issues. The sketch below is how I curently have it wired. (blue in the sketch are the white wires) Previousy there was a single switch that ...
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Bathroom exhaust fan and light

I just got bathroom fan and light. Only my light is working. Is there any way I can splice the fan wire with the light. I only have two wires on my switch and I don’t want to run a new wire.
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Bathroom exhaust fan and light switch separation

new here and I tried the search but can’t seem to find an answer to what I’ve got. In my bathroom, I have 2 switches. When top switch is on, bottom off, the vanity light and the exhaust fan light ...
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Wire a bathroom fan and light so the light always controls the fan, but the fan can be operated independantly from the light

I have a bathroom light fixture and a fan that are currently both independently controlled by their own switches. I'd like to wire it (preferably without having to go into the attic to change the ...
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Bathroom exhaust fan wiring

Hi all I am needing help. Wires to fan box 1 white , 1 red, 1 black and 1 ground. The new fan has Pair - white & black Pair - white & red Pair - white & blue 1 ground [see pic)
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Should I use DF (AFCI + GFCI) breaker for circuit sharing bathroom lights?

I have a bathroom which shares a lighting circuit with other living areas. In California this is required to be AFCI protected, but not required to be GFCI protected (receptacles are on a separate ...
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AC switch with two mutualy exclusive power lines

I have deconstructed my bathroom fan and found three wires coming from the wall: N -- neutral A -- has 230V only when light switch is on B -- has 230V only when light switch is off I wonder how ...
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Bathroom exhaust fan/light swtch

Bathroom fan burned out. Got a new one, installed it, motor hums, fan won't spin. Replaced the switch, now motor won't even hum. What kind of switch do I need?
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Shower mixing valve right next to outlet boxes?

I am rebuilding a leaky shower, and now that I have the wall taken out, I’m noticing that the shower valve is right next to two outlet boxes. That just looks like it’s too close. Is that okay, or is ...
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Bathroom fan do I use 12-2/20a or 14-2/15a

Hey guys I am hooking up my bathroom fan and wanted to get clarity on the electrical requirements. The fans requirements state: “Run 120V AC house wiring to the location of the fan” On the box is ...
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Bathroom remodel & Calif Title 24 requirements

I'm told that any permit work in my bathroom will trigger Title 24 requirements for humidity sensing exhaust fan and motion sensing lighting. I've found basic info but am confused about a couple of ...
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Bathroom Light / Fan Switches - Changing Switch Controls

I have two switches in my bathroom. The first controls two lights, the second controls a fan. I would like to change it so that the first switch controls one light, and the second switch controls a ...
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Why are my bathroom outlets and light not working?

First both outlets in my bathroom went out at the same time. I tried the breaker and it was fine. I reset the outlets, still dead. Now I have one main light in the same bathroom that has 4 different ...
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Strange Wire in Bathroom Wiring

I was recently working on some wiring in my bathroom, and I noticed a 3rd load wire that I couldn't quite explain. There were 4 Black Wires coming in (with 4 corresponding White Neutral wires). One ...
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Three sets of wires for two switches in bathroom

Need a little help please! I’ve changed every outlet and switch in this house except this one. When I finally got to it, I got a surprise! Sadly, I did not take a picture or remember how it was ...
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Should a entire bathroom circuit run from a GFCI outlet

I have a bathroom that is on its own circuit that feeds power from the panel to a GFCI receptacle and then feeds 2 lights and the bathroom fan. So if the GFCI trips the lights and the fan goes out ...
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wiring a double light switch in bathroom

so i attempted to install a vanity light which i did but as anticipated the wiring is mixed up or wrong. here we have the vanity light, the ceiling lights, the outlet next to the switch, and an ...
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New bathroom mirror covers a junction box

I’m attempting to replace the vanity mirror in my daughter’s bathroom. The old mirror is wired for electric lighting, but the new mirror is just a mirror with no attached lighting fixture. My ...
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Can I wire-nut together and cut a switch out of my overhead fan?

I have replaced my bathroom extractor fan with a new model. The new model comes with a single-gang controlled switch which is wireless. You can slot it into the 1-gang box, but it doesn't need any ...
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Can I use 12-2 wire on a 20amp breaker to power an entire bathroom?

I have a half bathroom I was going to power with a dedicated 20 amp circuit breaker. I was going to use the 20 amp breaker to power: vanity light shelf light (Phillips hue light strip) outlet ...
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Multiple in-wall bathroom heaters on same circuit

I am designing the electrical for a new-construction home. Targeting NEC 2017. I have two bathrooms, each of which will have an in-wall heater. The heaters run on 240V and draw 8 amps each. I would ...
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Hardwired Towel Warmer

I have a new 100W Towel Warmer to be installed in the bathroom. The towel warmer is a plug-in type but can apparently be converted to a hard wired model. I want to install it within reach of the ...
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Line loses power when light bulb is put in

My wife's cousin keeps losing power to her bathroom lights and fan. It will be out for a week or so, then come back on for a day to a week, then go back out. I went over and checked the line at the ...
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How can I control a 240V heater from a pushbutton timer switch?

I am installing a new in-wall bathroom heater (240V - 6.7A). I want to put the heater on a timer rather than a thermostat. This will keep people from cranking the thermostat WAY up and leaving it that ...