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Old 05-19-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Bathroom outlets are on one gfci 20 circuit. The bathroom lights and ceiling exhaust fans are on another non gfci circuit. Can a hallway light and receptacle be on at bathroom light circuit?

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Bathroom outlets are on one gfci 20 circuit. The bathroom lights and ceiling exhaust fans are on another non gfci circuit. Can a hallway light and receptacle be on at bathroom light circuit?

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Yes, if the receptacle is not in the bathroom.

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If it was me, I would put the receptacle for the hall either on the living room, or bedroom receptacle circuit. All you need is a overload situation, and boom out goes the lights.
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If it was me, I would put the receptacle for the hall either on the living room, or bedroom receptacle circuit. All you need is a overload situation, and boom out goes the lights.
Ditto......I don't put lights and outlets on the same ckt.....not real fun to be doing something...you trip the breaker.....and now your in the dark....

I believe one of the reasons for the code to now want bathrooms to have their own ckt is because hair dryers take up so much power. Think about it....start up the hair dryer and you don't really have a whole lot left for much else.....
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Its a hallway outlet and light connected to the bathroom light circuit. The bathroom gfci outlet is on a separate circuit. The hallway light and outlet are within 6' outside of the bathroom door.

I see your point that if I plug something into the hallway outlet and I trip the breaker then I will lose the light in the hall and bathroom.

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