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Old 04-21-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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Is there a required amount of outlets required within a large bathroom like with a kitchen? If not, does anyone see any reason to include an extra outlet aside from the ones near a vanity? Thanks!

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Old 04-21-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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Only 1 outlet is required as far as I know
My small bathroom has 2 outlets - night light & radio take up one
So the 2nd one is for razor, hair dryer etc

My bigger bathroom has 3 outlets
2 near the sink - again a night light takes one spot
a 3rd outlet is on another wall near the window
Christmas a window candle gets plugged in
Summer a window fan

In an emergency a small heater could be plugged in

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Old 04-21-2010, 07:50 PM   #3
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A receptacle is required within 3' of the outside edge of a sink basin. A single receptacle between two bowls could satisfy this requirement. You may want one for each basin. The Code requirement is only the minimum.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:52 PM   #4
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Double bowl vanities require either one recep between the bowls or two receps, one to serve each bowl.
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I always put at least two in my bathrooms. You can never have too many outlets.
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I was just planning on one outlet in my bathroom (on a dedicated 20a circuit). I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea to install a second one near the floor.
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Don't forget one for the towel warming rack
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Don't forget one for the towel warming rack
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I am, I have a 600w towel/room heater
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I plan on putting the one required outlet at the sink and (2) duplex in the closet for electric shaver, toothbrush ...
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I plan on putting the one required outlet at the sink and (2) duplex in the closet for electric shaver, toothbrush ...
No need for an electric here. I use one of these like every real man should.

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No need for an electric here. I use one of these like every real man should.
I feel sorry for your dentist if that's not your shaver
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I feel sorry for your dentist if that's not your shaver
HAHAHAHAHAHA I thought about that.

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No need for an electric here. I use one of these like every real man should.

Not at my house, my wife can't cut me with an electric razor!
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Not at my house, my wife can't cut me with an electric razor!
Exactly what I was thinking......Bobbitt !!

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