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How do you connect the electric to wire bathroom lights on one switch, and the fan on the other switch, The power comes in through the switch, Both switches are located in the same box

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In the box, connect all white wires together, that is the incoming power, the lights and the fan.
Then take the black supply wire and connect it to the bottom terminal of one of the switches and cut and install a jumper from that terminal to the bottom terminal of the other switch.
Next connect a black wire that goes to the light(s) to the top terminal of one of the switches. When this switch is turned on, power should flow from the supply thru the switch to the light.
Finally, connect another black wire that goes to the fan to the top terminal of the other switch. This will turn on the fan.
All ground or green wires connect together and the green terminal on each switch should have a piece of green wire to connect to all the other green ground wires.

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http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Triple-fan-light-night-light.jpg

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http://waterheatertimer.org/OWB1.html

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