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Old 06-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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I am renovating my bathroom and currently have 1 dedicated 20A circuit running to it. The bathroom and 5'x8'. The plan is to have a 1 GFCI outlet, a vanity light with dedicated switch, 2 overhead lights(1 over shower) and an exhaust fan all on one switch. My first question is it ok to use 2 switches instead of 3? I have attached a wiring diagram based on what I wanted to do. Does everything seem okay with it?

I am using 15A switches only because that is what I have currently. Is it necessary to use 20A switches? The AKDT63W switch is a timer switch.
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Unless the fan is over the shower the lights and fan do not need GFI protection.

You can use only two switches but it limits your ability to leave the fan on to exhaust moisture without also leaving the lights on.

A 15 amp switch is fine.

Nice diagram.

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The AKDT63W is a three position timer switch. It is designed to let you turn the lights off and run the fan for a preset time period.
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The AKDT63W is a three position timer switch. It is designed to let you turn the lights off and run the fan for a preset time period.
Not the way the wiring diagram shows it. You would need 2 switched hot leads from that switch.
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Unless the fan is over the shower the lights and fan do not need GFI protection.

You can use only two switches but it limits your ability to leave the fan on to exhaust moisture without also leaving the lights on.

A 15 amp switch is fine.

Nice diagram.
One light is over the shower. Doesn't that need to be GFCI protected?
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Not the way the wiring diagram shows it. You would need 2 switched hot leads from that switch.

I guess I shouldn't use that swithc for the fan AND the lights. Maybe for a fan/light combo but not for this setup?
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Lighting over a shower or tub does not require GFI protection unless called for in the instructions. I have never seen any that did. Exhaust fans and fan/lights are a different issue and do require GFI protection.
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Lighting over a shower or tub does not require GFI protection unless called for in the instructions. I have never seen any that did. Exhaust fans and fan/lights are a different issue and do require GFI protection.

The fan is just outside the shower stall. Maybe about a foot. Still no need?

I updated the diagram to reflect the AKDT63W light switch...

Even if I they do not need to be protected by the GFI is it ok if they are?
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As long as the fan is 1/16" outside the footprint it does not need GFI protection. You can install it if you wish.
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As long as the fan is 1/16" outside the footprint it does not need GFI protection. You can install it if you wish.
But no harm to be overly cautious? Also, just seems easier to wire that way...

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