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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #375 on: March 24, 2020, 02:24:19 PM »
Shouldn't be a big deal. Depends what you have in the wall...
you can use wireless switches which means you don't need to pull wires

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #376 on: March 24, 2020, 02:29:16 PM »
you can use wireless switches which means you don't need to pull wires
But then can I have separate wall control for the fan and the light? The whole point is to separate them so that the light can still be controlled from both upstairs and downstairs, while the fan can be controlled separately just upstairs.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #377 on: March 24, 2020, 04:58:54 PM »
But then can I have separate wall control for the fan and the light? The whole point is to separate them so that the light can still be controlled from both upstairs and downstairs, while the fan can be controlled separately just upstairs.
To separate them so that you have individual control of each from the wall switch, you would need an additional wire. If you are replacing the fan/light with a wireless model (or even if you put an aftermarket wireless receiver inside your existing fan/light), you really don't need any wall switch and could leave power to the ceiling box on and your remote would individually control the fan and light. You would just need to obtain a second remote so that you have control from both floors.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #378 on: March 24, 2020, 05:40:52 PM »
How close is the light switch to the fan? Are the wires in conduit?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #379 on: March 24, 2020, 05:43:05 PM »
How close is the light switch to the fan? Are the wires in conduit?
Practically right under it. I doubt it's in conduit, but haven't looked.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #380 on: March 24, 2020, 05:46:32 PM »
Practically right under it. I doubt it's in conduit, but haven't looked.
I was going to say if in conduit pulling another wire would be a piece of cake.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #381 on: May 03, 2020, 10:22:32 PM »
Best place to buy replacement light switch online? Just simple dumb switches



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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #384 on: May 03, 2020, 10:26:30 PM »
Yes
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #386 on: May 04, 2020, 01:39:58 AM »
Thanks saw that. Decent brand?
That's the standard brand for switches.
 You needed that switch or the flat one?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #387 on: May 04, 2020, 07:36:34 AM »
That's the standard brand for switches.
 You needed that switch or the flat one?
Either is fine

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #388 on: May 04, 2020, 07:57:49 AM »
Either is fine
Let's call them by their appropriate name Decora (Decorative) and Toggle

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #389 on: May 04, 2020, 08:21:31 AM »
Let's call them by their appropriate name Decora (Decorative) and Toggle
How about rocker instead of Decora?  ;)
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