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Old 01-25-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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my parts: exhaust fan, vanity light, shower recessed trim light, 20 amp breaker, 12/2 wire, single pole switch (15 amp), gfci receptical (20 amp), single pole dual switch (2 toggles, 15 amp), new work single gane for outlet and double gang for switches

my set up: service panel up to gfci receptical connecting only one end of the gfci and pigtailing it. Pigtailed to double gang box with single swich and dual switch to provide power (total of 3 switches). In the double gange box: whites are pigtailed all together. ground is pigtailed all together. black from the power feed that goes from the outlet to the double gang switch box is pigtailed to give me 3 black wires to provide power to each switch. One black of those 3 pigatiled goes to the line screw single switch, vanity light black wire goes to other black connector on single switch. now single switch is done. On the double toggle switch both black from pigtailed goes to provide power to switch, then exhast fan black goes to hot screw and the shower light black wire goes to another.

is there any problem with having 20 amp breaker, 12/2 wire and 20 amp gfci and using a 15 amp switch?
Sorry if this sounds confusing, I have tried my best to explain it.
does this set up sound ok?

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Sure, no problem, as long as the light fixtures they're controlling don't exceed 15 amps. Just add up the wattage of each of the bulbs and divide by 120 (volts).

For example, (4) 60 watt light bulbs = 240 watts. 240 watts/ 120 volts = 2 amps.

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cool, thanks. but the set up sounds correct right?
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Your setup sounds just fine.
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thanks guys!
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