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ddawg16 08-10-2012 02:05 PM

Bathroom Circuit?
 
I just want to confirm....

I'm wiring up my bathrooms now....each bathroom has it's own dedicated 20A feed....with nothing else on it.

For our upstairs master bath we will have an L shaped vanity with 2 sinks. I 'was' going to put just one GFIC outlet there for her. But she is telling me to put another one on the adjacent wall near my sink.

I said "Why? I don't have enough hair to justify using a hair dryer. I have more hair on my...."

Anyway....

Confirm....I 'can' connect the second outlet off the load side of the GFIC? Or does it have to have it's own 20A feed?

Between Vent hoods, microwaves, garbage disposals, dishwasher and garage door openers....I'm loosing track...(and more hair)

Canucker 08-10-2012 02:18 PM

In my limited knowledge of the NEC, since each bathroom is on it's own circuit, I would think you're allowed to extend your receptacle, provided the bathroom isn't at its capacity. Just my 2 cents, I'm sure the electricians will be by with code sections for you.

diyer111 08-10-2012 02:40 PM

as long as each BATHROOM has it's own dedicated 20 amp circuit, meaning lights, vent fans, outlets, etc. you are fine to add additional outlets. You can, add a "normal" outlet off of the load side of the GFCI outlet to save costs, and each outlet will be GFCI protected.

ddawg16 08-10-2012 02:44 PM

That is what I thought.

I won't be running any lights off it...just the counter top outlets....receptacles....duplex (what ever we are calling them this week)

k_buz 08-10-2012 04:53 PM

I don't know what code you are on, but this is from the 2011 NEC. The part I put in bold is also in the 2008 NEC.

Quote:

(D) Bathrooms. In dwelling units, at least one receptacle
outlet shall be installed in bathrooms within 900 mm (3 ft)
of the outside edge of each basin.
The receptacle outlet
shall be located on a wall or partition that is adjacent to the
basin or basin countertop, located on the countertop, or
installed on the side or face of the basin cabinet not more
than 300 mm (12 in.) below the countertop. Receptacle
outlet assemblies listed for the application shall be permitted
to be installed in the countertop.
Informational Note: See 406.5(E) for requirements

ddawg16 08-10-2012 05:00 PM

2010.....

I had a chat with my inspector about something else a few weeks ago...I brought up TR receptacles....he mentioned that they had been pretty lax on inforceing that part....but now they want everyone to use them....

I doubt he would pull out a tape measure.....but.....no use pushing it....thanks for the info K-buz....I didn't know about that one...

ddawg16 08-10-2012 05:03 PM

Side note.....I know I'm over thinking all of this......

I'm spending way too much time planning out all my ckts so that my load sharing is as even as possible....I know I'm not really close to hiting the limits.....but......I 'kinda' like my house so I don't want to worry about electrical fires.....

At this point....I have one spare space in my 200A load center....and over half my breakers are doubles....

andrew79 08-10-2012 05:45 PM

You have no spaces left because you have the mind of a troubleshooter. Mass market doesn't care what's hooked with what as long as it meets code minimum. Guys (and gals) that frequent this place look at how to make it easier to work on later :).

ddawg16 08-10-2012 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrew79 (Post 985763)
You have no spaces left because you have the mind of a troubleshooter. Mass market doesn't care what's hooked with what as long as it meets code minimum. Guys (and gals) that frequent this place look at how to make it easier to work on later :).

I take that as a compliment.....and your right...I have that many breakers because I don't like spending a lot of time trying to chase down a problem because it's going to 50 different spaces.

I do the same with my control panels at work...I tend to use a lot of CB's...mainly so I can isolate a ckt

kbsparky 08-10-2012 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 985598)
....For our upstairs master bath we will have an L shaped vanity with 2 sinks. I 'was' going to put just one GFIC outlet there for her. But she is telling me to put another one on the adjacent wall near my sink....

She knows the Code better than you do, apparently.

You don't have a choice: Each sink is required to have a receptacle within 3 feet.

ddawg16 08-10-2012 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbsparky (Post 985767)
She knows the Code better than you do, apparently.

You don't have a choice: Each sink is required to have a receptacle within 3 feet.

Maybe I'll just put it between us.....that would put it about 3' from each sink....

I just know that if I have an outlet by my sink.....she will stuff something into it....

kbsparky 08-11-2012 04:21 AM

That is a back-door way for compliance.

But I would advise that one consider you can never have enough outlets in your house these days ....


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