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Old 06-13-2019, 05:49 AM   #21
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I thought about the timer too. If you use the crapper and want the fan, leaving the shower light is discouraging, specially late.

The other problem I see is they dont make 3 gang boxes. I hate that. Every bath I set up with 3 switches. 1 vanity, 1 light/fan combo overhead and one shower light.
I get stuck with an over/under. Timers take up space
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A good variety of sensor based fan controls available.

Bath fans in new builds need not be like those cheap rattle box HD specials.
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I stick with Panasonic whisper line. Humidity sensors mechanisms make me think of premature failure
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I’ve actually found putting the fan switch where it can be reached while taking a shower to be the most effective. The timer isn’t to keep the fan running while in the shower, it’s to prevent it from being left on too long exhausting excessive conditioned air.
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Iíve actually found putting the fan switch where it can be reached while taking a shower to be the most effective. The timer isnít to keep the fan running while in the shower, itís to prevent it from being left on too long exhausting excessive conditioned air.
And as an added bonus you get a nice jolt of electricity up your dripping wet arm to supercharge your day.
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And as an added bonus you get a nice jolt of electricity up your dripping wet arm to supercharge your day.
No difference than flipping a switch by the sink with wet hands. You can put it on a gfci if you’re worried. I personally don’t mind a little extra jolt in the morning to get me going.

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I thought about the timer too. If you use the crapper and want the fan, leaving the shower light is discouraging, specially late.

The other problem I see is they dont make 3 gang boxes. I hate that. Every bath I set up with 3 switches. 1 vanity, 1 light/fan combo overhead and one shower light.
I get stuck with an over/under. Timers take up space
They do make 3 gang boxes.
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They do make 3 gang boxes.
You know I always thought they did but my electrician says they don't and I looked on my own and could not find one. I was looking for a shallow 3 gang maybe there's limitations on that option.
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Carlon 3-Gang 44 cu. in. New Work PVC Electrical Box-B344AB

Carlon 3-Gang 55 cu. in. Old Work PVC Electrical Box-B355R
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With LED lights, just leave it on. Not even worth the cost of the wire and switch.
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I'm pretty sure you can buy 3 gang at HD.

If you"re looking for one that will fit in a wall framed on the flat, I've never seen one, just single gang.
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Can't say I've seen shallow versions, but standard depth 3 and four gang are in the box stores here.
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I'm sure my damn electrician was being lazy and they probably have them. When I looked at was for an inch and a half cavity.
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I'm sure my damn electrician was being lazy and they probably have them. When I looked at was for an inch and a half cavity.
I've only seen singles for that depth. Kind of a snail shape to get the volume needed.
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I've only seen singles for that depth. Kind of a snail shape to get the volume needed.
I do raised covers slot for the extra space
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I thought about the timer too. If you use the crapper and want the fan, leaving the shower light is discouraging, specially late.

The other problem I see is they dont make 3 gang boxes. I hate that. Every bath I set up with 3 switches. 1 vanity, 1 light/fan combo overhead and one shower light.
I get stuck with an over/under. Timers take up space
My preferred setup is two gang high and low. Top box gets one switch for the fan and then the double sideways switches for the fan light and nightlight (Panasonic fan). Bottom gets the vanity switch and the recess can on the tub/shower. If thereís more stuff going on like tray ceilings with rope lights or hanging fixtures, that changes the layout a bit.
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I can't picture that. I stopped wiring the nightlights unless it's requested.
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You can get any size gang box you want, up to 8 are readily available at supply house but switch plates may cost as much as the box. You can use gangable boxes also or order specialty stamped boxes similar to masonry boxes.
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You know I always thought they did but my electrician says they don't and I looked on my own and could not find one. I was looking for a shallow 3 gang maybe there's limitations on that option.
you can get them but most likely cubic inches would not be enough for what is going in there. Many times in a bathroom if switches are on a shallow depth wall you are screwed no matter what
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I can't picture that. I stopped wiring the nightlights unless it's requested.
I have all Panasonic fans in my house. Love the nightlights.

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