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rspainhower 09-22-2005 10:15 AM

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How should I wire this bathroom? Also which breaker should I tie it into? I have one 15 amp breaker that is just running the Bath Fan upstairs and one 15 amp breaker just running the GFCI plug in the Bathroom upstairs.

'Andyman 09-23-2005 12:16 PM


Is this a new bathroom with no wiring at all?

rspainhower 09-26-2005 09:36 AM

yes it is a new bathroom in my unfinished basement.

'Andyman 09-26-2005 10:25 AM


Started a Word.doc on Friday as a reply. My wife has kept me busy on my own current project all week end. Will try to finish it today and upload it to you.

Mike Swearingen 09-26-2005 08:55 PM

I'm no pro electrician, just along-time DIYer, but basically this should be pretty simple wiring.
The black (hot) wires go to the brass screws and the white (neutral) go to the silver screws on the switches, and then color connect on the fixtures. The bare (grounds) go the green screws on the switches and green wires of the fixtures. If the boxes are metal, also pigtail the grounds to the green screw on the box. Twist all wires together before wire-nutting for a pigtail, and use the screw connections, not the stab-ins.
If you only have one GFCI outlet, I don't think that this will be sufficient for a bathroom. However, all outlets wired in the same circuit past the GFCI also will be ground-fault protected, if you add some (and wire the GFCI correctly).
You really need at least three or four double receptacles (6-8 outlets) minimum in a bathroom, I think. You will probably need them all to plug in electric shavers, hair dryers, electric toothbrushes, etc., etc. all at the same time.
(Wait for one of the pros here to confirm all of this.)
Good Luck!

'Andyman 09-27-2005 11:10 AM

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Youv'e probably had your first shower in the new bathroom waiting for this :)

'Andyman 09-27-2005 11:12 AM

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Wiring run sketch attached.

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