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Old 06-19-2007, 09:56 PM   #1
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Hello,

We recently moved into a new home, and I'll be building out a half bathroom in the basement. The bathroom will be adjacent to the existing, already wired laundry room.

My question involves code and some common sense, I guess: I have plenty of capacity left on the circuit that feeds the laundry room lighting. I know I'll need one separate GFI wired for the half bath power outlet, but as far as the light and fan i nthe bathroom, is it acceptable to tap into the laundry room wiring for these?

That would leave me two circuits going into the new bathroom....a tap from the existing laundry room, and a new 14/2 GFI circuit. Any thoughts?

THANKS!
Eric

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You can not use a 14/2 for the gfci, it must be 20 amp and 12/2.
I would put the entire bath on the one new circuit, and leave the laundry room alone.

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Old 06-19-2007, 11:28 PM   #3
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Sorry...i did mean 12/2 for that GFI!!!!
And you think that I can use that 12/2 to just go right to the fan and light as well?

ie: run the new circuit from the panel to the bathroom, then do 3 pigtails (gfi, light, fan?)

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Yes, as long as the 20 amp circuit serves a single bathroom, you can feed lights, fans, etc from the circuit.
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does code require that a half bath in the basement needs a fan?
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does code require that a half bath in the basement needs a fan?
That is a mechanical code issue, not an electrical issue.

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