Originally Posted by jeffwelsh
I installed one of these replacement fans in the bathroom this afternoon. http://www.amazon.com/Hengs-Industri...ef_=pd_ybh_a_5
While I was at it, I thought I would put one in the garage. Since its above the bunk, I never looked at it close. Turns out there is no fan in it, just the vent. So there is no 12 volts there. So the question is, were is the easiest place to get un-switched 12 volts? The lights are not far, but they are on a switch. I would like to fish tape from somewhere without tearing out the ceiling. They left about 1/4 inch at each corner behind the trim garnish, so I can go in any direction.
Check your light switch on the wall, if its like the master bedroom, it has two sets of wires from the switch to each light fixture. I took one off, installed a second switch right beside it, and found the wire that I removed from the first switch and what ever light does not come on, that's the wire you use for the fan, now you have a wall switch.
For the light that is no longer working, use a fish tape and a new wire from the working light over to the non working light, boom....lights work on one switch now. Use the wire that was inoperative and fish it to the vent, you might need to add a little extra, but no big deal. Now connect the power to the second switch, and boom. remote power to the fan.
This is how I setup a fantastic fan in the master bedroom. Works like a champ!!!