Whole House Fan using GE switch (no neutral)


(David) #1

[Starting a new thread pulling this post from an older thread]

Which GE zwave switch to use?

There are only 3 wires in the box: red, black and white. The white came into the timer dial on LOAD, the black had a wire nut connected to the off position wire on the switch and the white and red wires were wire nutted to the other switch positions.

The current wall plate/switch combo looks like this one except it’s a small switch on the right instead of the big paddle.

I want to replace this with one of these for the 2 speed fan motor and then replace the dial timer with a GE on/off zwave switch.

The problem is, I’ve only got 3 wires in the box (Hot, low and high). What are others doing for this scenario? I imagine there are many of us with old houses and old whole house fan (wiring).