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Old 02-15-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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Starting to do the rough-in for my wiring...My question is this I will be using a Leviton 20Amp -60 minute digital timer connected to our exhaust fan on a 12/2 wire, i will have 3 pot lights , light switch and a 15 amp GFCI receptacle on the 14/2 wire which branches off to only one plug on the run. Can i mix these around say putting the GFCI on the 12/2 run and the lights on a separate run?

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The receptacle needs to be on a 20 amp circuit wired with #12 wire.

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No part of the circuit may be 14 gauge.

The 15 amp GFCI receptacle is okay provided it is a duplex or there is another receptacle on the circuit and in that bathroom.
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so if i run the GFI with 20amp....can i tie the timer switch and fan to it?
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You can have lights (fan and exhaust too) on the 20A bathroom GFCI receptacle circuit as long as the circuit does not leave the bathroom. Nothing NEEDS to be GFCI protected besides the receptacle(s). All wiring needs to be 12 guage as stated above.
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