GFCI for bathroom exhaust fan


Old 08-09-18, 07:17 PM
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GFCI for bathroom exhaust fan

I'm looking to buy a combo fan/light to replaced a recessed can light above our shower stall. In the instructions, it says the following:

" Acceptable for use over a tub or shower when connected to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) - protected branch circuit."

Our house was built in 2001. The receptacles in this bathroom are GFCI outlets, but the light switches or not. Can I have an electrician install a GFCI circuit breaker to be in "compliance" with what they recommend?


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Old 08-10-18, 05:18 AM
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Yes you can use a breaker as long as the receptical isn't on the same circuit.

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