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Old 07-15-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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Bathroom light fan and outlet question


Shoukd the whole bathroom circuit be gfci protected? Seems that you would be in the dark if it tripped...I have gfci outlet, should I run the light and fan from the outlet so that it is protected?

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Old 07-15-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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I have my bath lights & fan on a separate circuit, than the outlet in my bath. If the fan is over the shower/bath, you will need to check with your local AHJ to verify what they require. My area is different in code enforcement, than yours.

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Shoukd the whole bathroom circuit be gfci protected? Seems that you would be in the dark if it tripped...I have gfci outlet, should I run the light and fan from the outlet so that it is protected?
For the standard light and exhaust fan genrally I leave them sans GFCI unless the exhaust fan is right above the shower or bathtub area then it have to be GFCI protected.

If you only have one circuit for the whole bathroom just wired the luminaires on line side of GFCI { don't use the load side of GFCI for good reason }

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