Re: Bath Fan Timer Switch Install
I'm guessing it's an electronic timer that requires hot (black wire), neutral (white wire) and load (red wire) connections. Your switch box has only the hot and load connections. While connecting the white wire to the ground would make it work, doing so would neither be safe nor permitted.
You would probably be better off getting a wind-up timer switch, which doesn't require the neutral connection.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.