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Old 06-14-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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Very small bathroom.

I need to put one outlet next to the sink, some kind of light bar above the sink over the mirror, and a fart/exhaust fan/light combo.

The wife would also like a light in the ceiling above the shower stall.

What do I need to know to be able to wire this? (as far as electrical codes go)

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The receptacle will need to be a 20 amp circuit and a gfci. You can run a 15 amp circuit for the rest. The shower light make sure it's wet location rated.

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The shower light make sure it's wet location rated.

It only needs to be damp location unless subject to shower spray.
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Actually one other thing.... I have a washing machine on the back side of the bathroom wall, will it create any problems if I run a light and an outlet off of the same circuit?
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"Technically" you can't run the receptacle off of that. If it's a 20 amp circuit you can run lights off oof it but, if it's a 15 you can't. Code states that bathroom receptacles have to be 20 amp and have no other outlets. You can run other bathrooms off of this just nothing else. Given that, use your best judgement.
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"Technically" you can't run the receptacle off of that. If it's a 20 amp circuit you can run lights off oof it but, if it's a 15 you can't. Code states that bathroom receptacles have to be 20 amp and have no other outlets. You can run other bathrooms off of this just nothing else. Given that, use your best judgement.
Except for the exception: Where the 20-ampere circuit supplies a single bathroom, outlets for other equipment within the same bathroom shall be permitted to be supplies in accordance with 210.23(A).
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I would put a 20 amp for the whole bathroom (recep and lights), just wire the lights and fan from the LINE side so in the event that the gfi trips you still have light (but I dont see this as a high risk situation, so really its no big deal.


You CANNOT run the washer and light from the bathroom circuit. Run a seperate 20 amp.
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Except for the exception: Where the 20-ampere circuit supplies a single bathroom, outlets for other equipment within the same bathroom shall be permitted to be supplies in accordance with 210.23(A).
Damn, I can;t get anything right today. As always, there's exceptions to every rule and it seemed to never apply to me until this case. Hope everyone had a Happy Father's Day!!!!

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Damn, I can;t get anything right today. As always, there's exceptions to every rule and it seemed to never apply to me until this case.
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