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firemanter 10-28-2008 07:54 PM

How to connect switch to GFCI breaker?
 
I have installed a bathroom vent fan above the shower/tub and need to make sure I connect this to a GFCI breaker. The vanity light and bathroom fan are currently connect to a switch that is NOT on a GFCI breaker. There is a outlet in the bathroom that IS on a GFCI circuit breaker. I know next to nothing about electrical work but it seems like the simple solution would be to somehow get the switch that controls the vanity light and bathroom fan to also be connected to the GFCI circuit breaker. I have no idea why this was not done in the first place. All wiring is 14/2. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks.

dSilanskas 10-28-2008 07:59 PM

They do sell switches that have a GFCI protection built inside of them. Very easy to install just go to a electrical store and ask for a GFCI switch!

firemanter 10-28-2008 08:04 PM

That is awesome. Thanks. Do they make GFCI switches that look normal (except for the test and reset buttons)? All the ones I find are receptacle/switch combos or look nothing like a normal switch.

dSilanskas 10-28-2008 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by firemanter (Post 178052)
That is awesome. Thanks. Do they make GFCI switches that look normal (except for the test and reset buttons)? All the ones I find are receptacle/switch combos or look nothing like a normal switch.


The only ones that I have seen look like GFCI's just a switch on the top and a test reset button on the bottom. If you dont want that look than yeah a GFCI breaker is the best bet


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