gfci on bathroom exhaust fan
I'm not sure if there is anything in the code that specifies GFCI protection for a fan, but considering that it is less than 1m (~3ft) from the tub, I would put it on the LOAD side of the GFIC just for the added safety, in case the ground connection opens and there is a ground-fault.
I have a set of fluorescent lamps in my basement bathroom wired to the only circuit that supplies the room, which is a GFCI breaker. I like the added safety of having the lamps protected, since they're less than 0.5m from the tub.
I have never had the breaker trip out due to the lighting, which can sometimes happen.
I don't think you will have a problem with your fan either. While it is an inductive load, it is very light.
AS rgsww has already brought up wire size, I think what he's getting at is that the wire size to your fan must be correct for the breaker.
For 15A, #14 is OK. For 20A, you need to use #12, and I hope that the rest of your circuit complies.
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Last edited by KE2KB; 12-20-2008 at 06:49 PM.