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Old 11-30-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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Rewiring bathroom

Bought a repo and am fixing up the bathroom right now. Currently the bathroom has two lights with outlets built into the lights. This then goes on to lights in the next 3 rooms. Im wanting to leave the next 3 rooms on the current circiut and run a new one for the bathroom.

Just wanting to install two lights and 2 outlets. The two outlets will be above the sink and GFCI's. Ive never installed a GFCI what order do i need to run this. I could also leave the lights on the current circuit and run a new one for the outlets if that would be better.

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:12 PM   #2
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I see no reason to re-feed your lights, you can leave them as they are.

For your (2) new receptacles, you need to pull a new 12-2 cable from your panel to the bathroom and run it into the first box, then run a jumper over to the second box. When you are ready to wire it up, wire the feed from the panel to the line side of the GFCI in the first box, then wire the jumper to the load side of the GFCI (there is a sticker on the GFCI so this will be clear). Then wire a normal receptacle in the second box, the GFCI in the first box will protect it.

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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I don't know if VersaBar mention that the bathroom receptales circuit must be 20 amp I know he did mention conductor size.

So just give you a head up on that.

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:31 AM   #4
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After thinking about it i think leaving the lights on the current circuit is fine. Didnt realize that i could just use the first GFCI to protect the second one and be to code. Save a few $ there.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:37 AM   #5
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Bathroom circuit can provide outlets for multiple bathrooms
Or lights & outlets in one bathroom
Once you start to rewire you must bring it up to code

So adding a bathroom circuit is the best way to go
The lights could then be left as is
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:30 AM   #6
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One additional item about the light fixtures with built in receptacles: if you leave them, you will need to either disconnect the receptacle portion or add GFCI protection to the lighting circuit. Best to just replace the fixtures.

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