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Old 10-20-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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I ran 12/2 to the 1/2 bathroom in my basement to a gfci outlet, do I need to run 12/2 to all the other fixtures in the bathroom such as the switch, fan , and vanity light or can I run 14/2 to those? Also how high do I install the light box for the vanity light? Thanks
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I ran 12/2 to the 1/2 bathroom in my basement to a gfci outlet, do I need to run 12/2 to all the other fixtures in the bathroom such as...
Do you plan to use that as the source of power? Then yes.
If you were to tap into the existing 15A lights for the other things...

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84" AFF usually does it.
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Thanks I ran 12/2 from the gfci to the switch, 12/2 from switch to fan, and 14/2 from switch to vanity light, is this acceptable? Also is AFF above finished floor? Thanks
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Not compliant. Baths require a 20 amp circuit and all wiring on a 20 amp circuit must be #12.
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Not compliant. Baths require a 20 amp circuit and all wiring on a 20 amp circuit must be #12.
Thanks I'll change it to 12/2 from switch to vanity light then it'll all be 12/2
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THe height above the finished floor (AFF)

will depend on several variables, Height of back splash, height of mirror and type of fixture.

Let the wife decide wrong height for the fixture she wants = trouble
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Can I have the bathroom gfci and other outlets in my basement max 12 on 1 20 amp ckt then my bathroom fan and light on a separate 15 amp breaker that will also feed my ceiling fan and home theatre? Thanks
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Can I have the bathroom gfci and other outlets in my basement max 12 on 1 20 amp ckt then my bathroom fan and light on a separate 15 amp breaker that will also feed my ceiling fan and home theatre? Thanks
no. nec 210.11(c)(3) states that the required 20a circuit for the bathroom receptacles can serve no other outlets, other than outlets within the same bathroom. you can have a separate 20a circuit for the bathroom receptacle(s) and a separate 15a circuit for the fan/light in the bathroom. key point is that the 20a circuit for the bathroom recep(s) must be dedicated for only that purpose (or other lights/fans within the same bathroom).
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thanks I was confused that they can serve other outlets it just has to be to other bathrooms.
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thanks I was confused that they can serve other outlets it just has to be to other bathrooms.
to clarify, the 20a circuit is for receptacles only when talking about serving multiple bathrooms. you can't put bathroom lights/fans on that same circuit if serving multiple bathrooms. the only time you can do that is if that 20a circuit serves only ONE bathroom, then the lights, etc. in that bathroom can be on the same circuit as the receptacle.
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