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Old 10-06-2009, 09:07 PM   #16
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You must use all 12 ga wire on the 20A circuit. There is no code directive that requires you to have GFCI protection on any of the lights.
Except the one above the shower! But the OP has another problem to solve before anything else. The reason for the GFCI tripping. Whatever the source is, it's not because the recept. is worn out. There exists a ground fault condition at that time. Possibly dampness in the bathroom or wet (even slightly) hands. (speaking of experience). (No matter what)Don't Drink and Drive, Ever!!!

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Except the one above the shower! But the OP has another problem to solve before anything else. The reason for the GFCI tripping. Whatever the source is, it's not because the recept. is worn out. There exists a ground fault condition at that time. Possibly dampness in the bathroom or wet (even slightly) hands. (speaking of experience). (No matter what)Don't Drink and Drive, Ever!!!
No I think its just the condition. I have the same issue with the GFCI outlet when you turn both the fan and lights off at the same time. Everything is brand new when I installed it all less than 6 months ago. New single pole breaker, new gfci outlet, switches, light and fan/light combo. Even new wire, nothing was re-used in any of the wiring I installed.
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No I think its just the condition. I have the same issue with the GFCI outlet when you turn both the fan and lights off at the same time. Everything is brand new when I installed it all less than 6 months ago. New single pole breaker, new gfci outlet, switches, light and fan/light combo. Even new wire, nothing was re-used in any of the wiring I installed.
That, precisely is my point. The OP mentioned something about the GFCI receptacle being worn out, as a reason for tripping. So I pointed out that it has nothing with wear and tear. It's possibly a (momentary/intermittent) ground fault condition. I personally experienced that, when there was moisture in the bathroom after someone would take a shower. That the "Button" would trip when someone touched a "protected" surface. (No matter what) Don't Drink and Drive, Ever!!! (Let's give those Smilies a well deserved rest)!

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