New Bathroom Outlet Question...

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Old 11-03-04, 04:56 PM
johnfron
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New Bathroom Outlet Question...

I'd like to run a new bathroom outlet for a towel warmer. I have a jacuzzi tub, that has it's own GFCI that it's connected to. I'd like to place the outlet about 2 feet away. Is it acceptable to run the new outlet to the jacuzzi GFCI?

I have easy access to the GFCI outlet (which accessible under the tub through the removable front panel). I'd put in a new box, and run the connection through the wall, over the 2 foot distance, to the jacuzzi GFCI. The tub is on it's own circuit.
 
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Old 11-03-04, 05:25 PM
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You probably cannot do this.

Is the jacuzzi 240 volts? If so then you have an incompatibility between the jacuzzi and the towel warmer.

Is the jacuzzi hardwired, or does it plug into a receptacle? if it plugs into a receptacle, it is likely rated much higher than 20 amps, which means that you cannot run a regular 15 or 20 amp receptacle on the same circuit.
 
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Old 11-03-04, 05:31 PM
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It is 120 volts, and plugs into a GFCI receptacle. It's on a 20 amp circuit.
 
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Old 11-03-04, 06:07 PM
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You need to figure out how much power the jacuzzi requires, and how much power the towel warmer requires. So how many watts is that towel warmer?

Note that most jacuzzi manufacturers require a dedicated circuit.
 
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Old 11-04-04, 04:59 AM
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As per the tub specifications, it requires 10 amps - so that is 1200 watts. The towel warmer is 90 watts, so that is .75 amps. This would all be running on a 20 amp circuit.

Thanks for your help!
 
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Old 11-04-04, 06:24 AM
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I don't see any reason why not.
 
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Old 11-04-04, 06:35 AM
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Thanks for all your help!
 
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