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Old 12-07-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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Was a 20 amp circuit to a bathroom required in the 1997 NEC?

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1996 or 1999?
Either way, bathroom receptacle circuit, yes, I think. Can someone confirm? I don't have my 1996 handy.

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It depends on what code cycle was in force at the time the house was built.
Some places may be out of cycle by 3 years or more.

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IIRC, I wanna say at least one 20A receptacle circuit was required for baths in the 1993 code. (Don’t think I have the book anymore). Also, think it might have been ’96 when the change was made to allow all of the bath to be on one 20A circuit.
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Nec 1996.
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did you check your breaker box? should be marked and labeled if not? switch breakers off until you find receptacle you need to know? if is 20 amp? you can put in 20 amp receptacle. that's what I need for wife's sauna in master bath.

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