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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-08-2012, 07:32 PM
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Posted By gso
You've convinced me to get a switch. I just ran...

You've convinced me to get a switch. I just ran the wiring directly to the light fixture, with a switch along the way. It works great. The light fixture isn't my favorite option, but everything is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-08-2012, 08:01 AM
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Posted By gso
I wasn't planning on putting a switch on the fan....

I wasn't planning on putting a switch on the fan. Do you suggest a switch, even though it turns on/off from the thermostat and cuts off if the motor overheats?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-08-2012, 07:28 AM
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Posted By gso
okay...I was hoping to do this the best way...

okay...I was hoping to do this the best way possible, but I'm now considering a new option.

The attic has a light fixture with a pull-chain switch on it. Do you think I can simply tie the attic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-08-2012, 07:24 AM
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Posted By gso
nealtw...it's probably both. It's on a...

nealtw...it's probably both.

It's on a breaker with a three-way switch light...so that might have something to do with it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-08-2012, 07:21 AM
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Posted By gso
Just tested it. The white (and the gray connected...

Just tested it. The white (and the gray connected to it) are hot. The "load" is really the only one that doesn't consistently light up the moment I touch the detector to it. It did once or twice but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-08-2012, 06:12 AM
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Posted By gso
I'm just trying to run a hot and neutral from the...

I'm just trying to run a hot and neutral from the attic fan to this. So, I guess I have two options. In both options, I run the hot to load and other hot. But in option one, I tie the neutral to that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-07-2012, 07:42 PM
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Posted By gso
nealtx...the load is a single wire with black...

nealtx...the load is a single wire with black cloth wrapping. There is no white (neutral) with it. The house is old with original wiring, so I've seen some funky things.

My thought is that the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-07-2012, 03:50 PM
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Posted By gso
Found Strange Wiring in Junction Box

I'm hoping to wire my attic fan to a junction box in the attic. This is what I found in the junction box. I was hoping somebody could tell me what might be going on here, or how to proceed with...
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