Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bathroom Reno Day 18 - Wiring new switches?

As frustrated as I feel about this, I'm generally pretty happy to just be working now on the nitty-gritty details in the bathroom. I did some pretty major research trying to figure out what kind of toggle switches those on the right are - those for the exhaust fan and light. I bought what I thought was correct - a rocker switch with two switches. But, I don't think it's right - the current ones really have three positions: off (center), low on (left), high on (right). The switches I got just are on/off. Hmm. What do we think? There's really nothing wrong with the current ones, other than they're ugly and I just want to get some nice new white ones to match the decor. You'll also see that the face plate I got for the light switches is too big so, yes, I get to go to Home Depot again today.

In other news, our toilet has a slow leak and I'm bummed out. We've tried tightening everything near where the leak is, where the tank connects to the base. I don't know. This toilet got rave reviews on the website so I don't know if we just have a faulty one or if we're the faulty variable in this equation. I am less than excited about pulling it out, packing it up, returning it, and then starting all over again. Hmm again.


Karen Anne said...

Well, I found this on fixing that type of leak:


A lot of work.

Karen Anne said...

p.s. I would call Home Depot and ask if they'd fork out for that before I spent any money on it.

Todd - Home Construction Improvement said...

Those switches are a fan control switch. You should be able to buy a fan controller at an electrical shop or even the big box stores.