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Switching bathroom light and fan seperately

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Colinjgraham, 6 Jan 2016.

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    Hi, my first post so please be kind! My son has a light and fan in the bathroom that are switched on/off together with a pull switch. He wants to be able to switch them on/ off independently from one pull switch. I have a double pole switch but that only allows you to have either one on constantly. What are your recommendations to solve this? Cheers
     
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    You cannot switch two things independently from one switch.

    Why is yours wired like that? Do you mean a two-way switch?
     
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    Yes, it switches the common between two outs. Thanks for the quick reply, Colin
     
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    Ideally I would like to use a 3 way then I could use one position for off even though the spare output would be live.
     
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    So you'd have
    1. Off
    2. Light.
    3. Fan.

    Would he never want both on together?
     
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    Yes but I could put a feed from the light on to the fan as well couldn't I? You are on the ball mate, cheers
     
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    In which both would work on positions 2 and 3. QED.
     
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    If I had feed to fan and light on 2 and just to fan on 3 would that not work?
     
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    A second pull cord with neon light is what you want maybe ?
     
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    No.
     
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    You're probably right, just didn't want to have two separate switches. Never mind I will fit another switch for the fan. Thank you so much for your patience and kind help. There is no doubt that I will need more help in the future and people like you make it a great experience, cheers again, Colin
     
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