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Old 04-28-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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First I will let you know what we plan on having in the bathroom, and what our best options are.

12/2 from 20amp breaker for bathroom-thats obvious...

1.light switch to vent / light ( @ entry to bathroom)
2.GFCI outlet with Dimmer switch to run vanity light (double gang)

The question is, should we run two leads from the junction to the double gang box so the vanity light dimmer is not off the GFCI OR Jump the GFCI to the Dimmer on load side?

If I missed any details let me know. I never had to hook up a GFCI to a dimmer then to a light if thats even possible.

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Either way.
Most people do not want the lights on the gfci.

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I prefer not to have my lights on a GFI, if you trip the GFI your left in the dark to find the reset button. So bring your feed into the double gang box and jump out the load side(most GFI let you have 4 wires under the load side) and go to your dimmer.
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Since its not a question of "can you do it" you say its possible......So "your" way would be bring two to the box and just hook up the GFCI and have the other go from the dimmer to the vanity light.

the light for the exhaust fan will also be available if GFCI tripped correct? That doesn't have to be off the GFCI.
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ok...no need to run the light/vent on ceiling off the GFCI? Then its easier then I expected
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The vent is not over the tub is it?
Check the install instructions.
Code dictaes we wire by the instructions.
If called for, then it must be gfci protected.
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nope...off set from shower and sink...but in the middle of room...if that made sense
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