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Old 08-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #16
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If you have access to the light, you should be able to add an outlet off of the light.
Under very limited circumstances would this be a good idea or even code complaint.
Just throwing this out there like this is pretty poor advice.

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As far as how many outlets (I am also assuming that the light is on a 20 amp circuit for a bathroom) I am unsure. here in the U.S. on a general use circuit there are no limitations as to how many outlets per circuit, however I am unsure about bathrooms. Maybe someone else can help here.
Maybe you should be sure about the proper codes and practices BEFORE giving out electrical advice.


A) Make NO assumption that just because it is a bathroom that the lights are on a 20A circuit, OR that the circuit is dedicated to the bathroom. I mean, there is not even a receptacle in the bath, WHY would you assume anything there is up to date or even to code?

B) True, there are no limitations to number of general use receptacles. Bathroom receptacles DO NOT fall into this category.
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Maybe you should be sure about the proper codes and practices BEFORE giving out electrical advice.


A) Make NO assumption that just because it is a bathroom that the lights are on a 20A circuit, OR that the circuit is dedicated to the bathroom. I mean, there is not even a receptacle in the bath, WHY would you assume anything there is up to date or even to code?

B) True, there are no limitations to number of general use receptacles. Bathroom receptacles DO NOT fall into this category.
Thanks for the clarification. Taking point B one step further, what is the limitation on bathroom receptacles? I understand all receptacles need to be GFCI.
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Maybe you should be sure about the proper codes and practices BEFORE giving out electrical advice.


A) Make NO assumption that just because it is a bathroom that the lights are on a 20A circuit, OR that the circuit is dedicated to the bathroom. I mean, there is not even a receptacle in the bath, WHY would you assume anything there is up to date or even to code?

B) True, there are no limitations to number of general use receptacles. Bathroom receptacles DO NOT fall into this category.

I am just offering advice.... I didn't say to or not to do it I just offered an option. as to whether or not the bathroom is on a 20 amp breaker is up to the user to figure out... my advice would only work IF it was a 20 amp breaker. Also, I did turn to others to answer about the outlets. lay off a little. not like it told the guy to go put 10 outlets by the vanity.
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I am just offering advice.... I didn't say to or not to do it I just offered an option. as to whether or not the bathroom is on a 20 amp breaker is up to the user to figure out... my advice would only work IF it was a 20 amp breaker.
No, that's not all. It would have to be a 20A breaker AND the circuit would have to be dedicated to that one bathroom ONLY. Does your advice still apply?

THIS is my point about folks giving out advice that don't know the code.
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No, that's not all. It would have to be a 20A breaker AND the circuit would have to be dedicated to that one bathroom ONLY. Does your advice still apply?

THIS is my point about folks giving out advice that don't know the code.
Yes in fact it does. If you read it it says, 20 amp circuit FOR A BATHROOM. read first. then reply

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Yes in fact it does. If you read it it says, 20 amp circuit FOR A BATHROOM. read first. then reply
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I am also assuming that the light is on a 20 amp circuit for a bathroom
I supposed to be taken that you are referring to that circuit being dedicated to a bathroom.
Man, you are stretching it.

Write a clear sentence where folks know what you mean. Then reply.
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Write a clear sentence where folks know what you mean. Then reply.
So let me rewrite what I originally said in, perhaps, more clear terms.

PROVIDED that the bathroom is already supplied by a 20 amp circuit that is using 12 gauge wire and supplies ONLY that bathroom and you have access to the light, of which contains the neutral wire, then you may add an outlet by the vanity using 12-2 wire from the light to the outlet, which must be GFCI protected either by the outlet itself, or by a GFCI breaker.

Hopefully this made more sense and you (and all others) can clearly understand what I am saying. If you cannot, or you have a problem with it I will GLADLY stop using this forum.
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PROVIDED that the bathroom is already supplied by a 20 amp circuit that is using 12 gauge wire and supplies ONLY that bathroom and you have access to the light, of which contains the neutral wire, then you may add an outlet by the vanity using 12-2 wire from the light to the outlet, which must be GFCI protected either by the outlet itself, or by a GFCI breaker.
IMO this is perfect. Especially compared to:
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I am also assuming that the light is on a 20 amp circuit for a bathroom

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