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Old 08-19-2011, 06:45 AM   #1
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I'm in Ohio. I have a dedicated 20 amp circuit for the bath with 12/2 running to a light, fan and gfci recepticle.

Can I run the power to the gfci workbox and pigtail it to a line running to the switch workbox? My intention being the recepticle is gfci protected but the lights and fan are not. I am unsure if you can split the line in the gfci box.

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You can split off the line side to lights and fan. Most do not require GFCI protection.

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If the fan is directly over a tub or shower, there's a good chance it needs to be GFCI protected. Check the instructions.
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If the fan is directly over a tub or shower, there's a good chance it needs to be GFCI protected. Check the instructions.

That is why I said most. Usually I just install a light/fan combo in the center of the room.
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There is no shower, I should have stated that. Thanks for being thorough.

I hope I can get an additional question answered; there is only one outlet in this small bathroom. Is there a requirement as to the distance the outlet can/should be from the sink?
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There is no shower, I should have stated that. Thanks for being thorough.

I hope I can get an additional question answered; there is only one outlet in this small bathroom. Is there a requirement as to the distance the outlet can/should be from the sink?
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210.52(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.
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Great, thanks! Looks like I'm on track.

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