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    Apr 11, 2005, 07:00 PM
    Bathroom Vent fan GFCI circuit
    My NuTone fan says that it's UL approved for over shower use when wired with GFCI circuit. Would it be acceptable if I ran the fan power wire first through a plain face (non-outlet, but outlet sized unit) GFCI unit, through the switch and to the fan with nothing else on that circuit? I know that I could probably run it after a GFCI outlet but I like the idea of it being on an independent branch with it's own protection. Thoughts?
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    Apr 11, 2005, 07:51 PM
    I don't see why not. I would want to use a GFI circuit breaker, but maybe you are still on fuses.
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    Apr 11, 2005, 07:54 PM
    GFCI circuit breaker
    At the present my panel is getting filled and I can't dedicate a single space and breaker to just the vent fan, That is why I am trying to arrange a way to tie it in to the power supply as it will be distributed to the new fixtures and outlets.

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    Apr 11, 2005, 08:41 PM
    Check out half size breakers. Doubt they come in GFCI, but swap stuff around. I added a few in 1977, and no problems since.

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