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Old 07-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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GFCI and grounds for bathroom wall sconces?


Howdy all,

I've made it into the bathroom today in my receptacle-rewiring project.

There are two wall sconces above the vanity that pull power from the bathroom-receptacle circuit. When I put everything back together, should I wire the sconces in on the "load" side of the GFCI?

These sconces have metal bodies, are mounted on metal boxes with metal screws and metal plates. When they go back together, the grounds in the 12-2 will actually be connected. But, there is no ground wire into the fixtures themselves - what do I do, or do I need to do anything?

Thanks again for everyone's help. Ya'll are making this go much more easily than it could have!

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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Doesn't matter if it is on the load side or line side.
I prefer to keep lights off the load side, unless the manufacturer requires them.

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Check your local codes. Around here, it's required to protect everything in the bathroom with a GFCI.
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Check your local codes. Around here, it's required to protect everything in the bathroom with a GFCI.
State amendment or some yahoos opinion?
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I knew the Chicago area was screwed up with their conduit requirements, but I hadn't heard of the bathroom needing GFI protection.
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That is just strange!
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I normally run bathroom lighting on a seperate 15a circuit ,bathroom plugs on their own 20a gfi protected circuit

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