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Old 11-23-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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I was told here that I can run everything in the same bath off of one circuit if I run the other fixtures from the 'line' side. I know that line means incoming, but i'm confused on how to accomplish this.

I have on the left hand side of the vanity next to the door an outlet, and a light switch controlling the fartfan/light combo in the center of the room. On the right side of the vanity I have a switch controlling the light over the shower, a switch controlling the vanity light, and another outlet so that I can have my beard trimmer plugged in constantly without the wife unplugging it for her hair dryer and forgetting to plug it back in.

Seems like this should be pretty easy, but apparently not. I'm confused. Please help

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I was told here that I can run everything in the same bath off of one circuit if I run the other fixtures from the 'line' side. I know that line means incoming, but i'm confused on how to accomplish this.

I have on the left hand side of the vanity next to the door an outlet, and a light switch controlling the fartfan/light combo in the center of the room. On the right side of the vanity I have a switch controlling the light over the shower, a switch controlling the vanity light, and another outlet so that I can have my beard trimmer plugged in constantly without the wife unplugging it for her hair dryer and forgetting to plug it back in.
Run the circuit to the left side of the vanity, install a GFCI outlet connecting the feed to the line terminal of the GFCI. Connect the fan/light switch also to the line terminal. Run a cable from the load terminal of the GFCI to the right side of the vanity and install a standard receptical and switch for the shower light. The fan/light is not on GFCI: the standard receptical will be protected by the GFCI, the shower light will also be protected by the GFCI (although not required under most codes).

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I don't mean to nitpick, but there are two switches on the right side of the vanity, and you only described one of them. What i'm thinking then is that i'm going to have two lights in the room that will go off if gfci is tripped?

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I don't mean to nitpick, but there are two switches on the right side of the vanity, and you only described one of them. What i'm thinking then is that i'm going to have two lights in the room that will go off if gfci is tripped?

The fan /light combo is not on the GFCI.
Buti if that is a concern, run a second cable from the line side of the GFCI to feed th 2 switches.
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