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Diagonal Pliers Cutting Nail In Box

This is the attic space that was revealed after I cut the access hole.

Diagonal pliers being used to remove nails from an electrical box

The switch is removed and the existing wiring conductors have been identified for when they go back together. There are three 2 conductor cables in this switch box originally installed by the builder. One cable is the power feed while another feeds the bathroom. The third cable goes to the electrical receptacle outlet nearby which is controlled by the wall switch. The wiring will change so that the outlet is on all of the time and two switches will be used to control a new ceiling fan and light.
I was able to push my fiberglass rod over to the access hole that I made very easily since there were no obstacles in the attic.