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    Asked Aug 3, 2005, 07:22 AM 8 Answers
    I am wiring a new basement bathroom. I have created a diagram showing how I plan to wire it. Just curious if anyone sees any problems with the way I'm doing this? Thanks and hope the attachment shows up correctly!

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    Aug 3, 2005, 07:36 AM
    Looks OK to me. If the light or fan is over the tub, I think it needs to be on a separate GFI.
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    tkrussell Posts: 9,638, Reputation: 722
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    Aug 3, 2005, 03:46 PM
    The circuit does look fine. If you want to comply with code, the entire circuit must be all #12 cable and on its own 20 amp circuit breaker.

    Labman is on the right track with the light or fan above the tub must be GFI protected, however, both can be on the GFI outlet circuit and does not need a separate GFI.
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    May 17, 2007, 10:06 PM
    Sure would like to see the diagram.
    Any chance of that?
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    May 18, 2007, 05:05 AM
    Sorry, I no longer have the diagram, if that's what you're asking. But if you scroll up you can see it.
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    May 19, 2007, 08:21 AM
    I would use decora style switches, Lighted would keep from having night light in recpticle.
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    Jan 9, 2008, 08:45 AM
    Just to be clear for anyone surfing for a circuit diagram for a bathroom, the GFI in this diagram does NOT protect the fan & light, it only protects itself. To include the fan & light on the GFI, you would need to have the hot wire from the power source go to the load on the GFI, then the GFI to the switches.
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    Jan 9, 2008, 10:05 AM
    To make this a multi control GFCI receptacle, move the main #12 AWG supply conductors to the lower or "Line terminals of the GFCI. No other connections to the source supply for this circuit design!

    Add a #12 AWG connection from the top or "Load" terminals of the GFCI to become the input supply for the pig tails within the Double gang switch box.

    The main feed from the breaker must only come into the "LINE terminals" usually the lower terminals on the GFCI receptacles.

    The top terminals or "LOAD" terminals can then feed the indicated pigtails within the double gang switch box. With the design configuration, the GFCI receptacle will now provide down stream protection for the other connected loads
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    tkrussell Posts: 9,638, Reputation: 722
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    Jan 9, 2008, 03:41 PM
    The diagram is correct, no need to GFI protect the light and fan in most cases.

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