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Old 02-10-2007, 01:16 PM   #1
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When I install the GFCI outlet in my bathroom, can I also connect the lights and fan to this same circuit? If yes, should they split off before the the outlet or does it matter?

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When I install the GFCI outlet in my bathroom, can I also connect the lights and fan to this same circuit?
Yes, but only if that is the ONLY room on the circuit. That's the code....now here's my opinion: It's not a good idea...the GFI trips and now you're also in the dark.

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Doesn't matter.

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Yes, but only if that is the ONLY room on the circuit. That's the code....now here's my opinion: It's not a good idea...the GFI trips and now you're also in the dark.



Doesn't matter.
Does in fact matter, because if the lighting is tapped off of the feed upstream of the GFCI, it will not lose power when the GFCI trips. I,m talking a GFCI receptacle in the bath, if it is a GFCI breaker, you will indeed lose power to the lights.
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Does in fact matter, because if the lighting is tapped off of the feed upstream of the GFCI, it will not lose power when the GFCI trips. I,m talking a GFCI receptacle in the bath, if it is a GFCI breaker, you will indeed lose power to the lights.

Thank you for the replies. I have read that if the overhear fan/light is near the shower (wet location) that it needs to be on a GFCI as well. I have not heard of that before, and I am not sure if I have seen this in any other house. This would make a difference on how it is wired with respect to the outlet. Does anyone know if this is correct?
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Never mind. I spent some more time reading other posts and have my question answered.
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