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Old 09-17-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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wiring new bathroom

I'm about to start the wiring on a bathroom addition. The house has a fuse box, not breakers.
I'm thinking the room should have:
1. recessed lighting in the ceiling, including one over the shower.
2. light bar or similar over mirror
3. required outlet near sink.
4. second outlet, on opposite side of the room.
5. outlets installed for possible future bidet seat and towel rack.
6. heated floor.
7. exhaust fan with timer.

I've already added a dedicated 20A circuit to the fuse box, but am wondering if I should do a second one for the floor (about 4.5 A). If I add the second circuit, I could split the other loads up a bit. But still need GFCI on some. I'm having a bit of trouble coming up withthe best plan.

Any suggestions?


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Old 09-17-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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First thing I would consider is a service change and a replacement of the fuse panel with a modern breaker panel. Many old fused services are only 60 amp.

All bathroom receptacles must be on a 20 amp GFCI protected circuit. I would add the over shower light to this circuit.

The other lighting does not need GFCI protection and can be wired to an adjacent bedroom circuit.

I would run a separate circuit for the in-floor heating.


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