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Old 03-15-2010, 10:59 AM   #1
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This is a bathroom job. I have the wire going from the panel to the gfci. From the load side it goes to a 4 gang box. The 4 gang goes to the lights and fan as shown. The fan has to be protected due to the location in the ceiling (water)

Is this too much of a load for the load side of a gfci? All this is 20a.


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Old 03-15-2010, 11:03 AM   #2
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Gfci's do not work off load, only an inbalance in current.
The breaker works of an overload.
You should be fine.

The fan is only required to be gfci protected is so stated by the manufacturer, or local codes.
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Thanks,

I knew the fan was the only one that needed to be protected, but it was easier to just run the 1 input to the 4gang. and branch off from there.
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Keep in mind if you GFCI all lights, when the outlet trips you are left in the dark. Feeding your main light (assuming it isn't in the shower) from the LINE side of the gfci (hence bypassing it) is acceptable and common for that very reason.
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