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Hi All,

I have a single 15A breaker that splits to:

  • Bedroom 1 (Light and outlets)
  • Bedroom 2 (Light and outlets)
  • Full Bathroom (Light, outlet, fan)
  • 2 hallway lights.
It has never tripped since I've been here, but then again, one of the bedrooms is never used.

Should I try to get a dedicated 20A up to the bathroom?

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I would do it. That's a lot on 15A, and recent NEC code books demand a separate circuit for the bathroom for a reason. You must not have any female using hair dryers, or you would have flipped the breaker many times already.
 

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The hair dryer gets used on the Master Bed, Bath breaker. This one does trip on occasion... Maybe I'll try to run 2 separate 20A's up to that floor.

Any pointers when doing this? Is is normal to follow a vent pipe down to the basement?
 

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Run a dedicated 20A circuit to both bathroom receptacles. Leave everything else alone.
 
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