new wiring for a bathroom.

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Old 10-23-02, 11:27 AM
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new wiring for a bathroom.

I'm going to wire a new dedicated 20 amp circuit for a bathroom in my basement. All of the electrical devices in the bathroom share this circuit. These devices are: a vent fan on the ceiling; a ceiling light near the center and close to the vent fan; a vanity light on the wall right above the vanity/cabinet; a GFCI receptacle near the vanity top and about 1 foot from separate light and fan switches at the door.

Any idea how to wire this if I want to use a separate switch for the fan and a same switch for the ceiling light and vanity light.

Since all of these devices have to be GFCI protected, it appears that the power cable will go to the line side of the GFCI receptacle first. Then it will go to the vanity light, then to the ceiling light and then the vent fan.

I know that some kind of wire need to be run from the lights and fan back to the switches at the door. How do I run wire from the ceiling light and vanity light to one switch such that they are controlled by the same switch? Another wire will be run from the fan to a separate switch.
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Old 10-23-02, 07:10 PM
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the only thing that needs to be gfci is the recept. that will make your life easier by putting the recept on te end of the circuit. Depends on where the power comes from you might find it easier to use switch loops to keep so much uneeded stuff out of the switch boxes. Decide where you want the electric to go first then post back.
 
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Old 10-23-02, 09:58 PM
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(1) run a 12-2 w/grd to gfci receptacle from panel 20amp breaker.

(2) run a 12-2 w/grd from the receptacle box to a 2gang switch box for light switches

(3) run a 12-2 w/grd from the switch box to the overhead light.

(4) run a 12-2 w/grd from the overhead light to the vanity light

(5) run a 12-2 w/grd from the switch box to the fan

CONNECT AS FOLLOWS......

(1) at the receptacle, hook both the black wires to the line side hot; hook both of the whites to the line side neutral(silver screw);ground wire to green screw;This way will only provide gfci protection at the receptacle so your lights will stay on if your hairdryer trips the receptacle.

(2) switchbox---connect all of the whites together; pigtail 2 wires to the black coming from the rec. ;connect 1 of these pigtailed black wires to 1 switch and the other pigtailed black wire to the other switch; connect 1 of the 2 remaining black wires to 1 switch and 1 to the other switch; pigtail the ground wires and connect 1 ground wire to the ground screw on ea.of the switches

(3) overhead light--connect the 2 black wires to the fixture black;connect the 2 white wires to the fixture white;connect the ground wires to the fixture ground

(4)vanity light---black to black; white to white; ground to ground

(5) fan--black to black; white to white; ground to ground
 
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Thanks very much sberry and texsparky. I really appreciate your time. Especially for the detailed instruction. I will do exactly as texsparky suggested. I dont know from where I get the wrong information that all of the devices in a bathroom need to have GFCI protected. Could it be the local thing? Thank you again.
 
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