Switch rewiring help (adding a swtich)
Hello, just wondering if anyone can help me with this, here's the current situation.
For my powder room, one switch is used to control both the fan and the lights. It is a simple two way switch. In the switch box, I have.
2 black wires joined together, the resulting single wire is connected to one of the switch's screws.
1 single red wire, the red wire is connected to the switch's other wire.
2 white wires (ground), which are capped together.
2 bronze wires that are screwed to the switch box itself.
Now, I wish to alter it so both the fan and the light gets its own switch, so instead of one switch that controls both I will have two switches, one for light and one for the fan. So far I figure that:
The white wires can be left capped together
the 2 bronze wires will be screwed to the new switch box that is big enough for two switches
The black wires need to be separated again, each black wire corresponds to the light or the fan.
but I'm at complete lose on how to handle the red wire, since the red wire is the other hot wire for the switch.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Last edited by Dimeron; 01-04-2011 at 12:41 AM.