2 wire bath elect. supply

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Old 04-03-05, 11:49 AM
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2 wire bath elect. supply

i am renovating our old bathroom and want to add pot lights and a exhaust fan. i know i need a gfci. from power source( no ground) do i ground these other devices or leave the ground wire disconnected?
 
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Old 04-03-05, 01:17 PM
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If you don't have a ground in your wiring method you should not extend any ungrounded circuits.

The recessed lights will have a warning that they should only be used with wiring that has 90 degree rated insulation. You old wiring will not meet this.
 
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You should not extend an ungrounded circuit.

Lights and a fan do not need GFCI protection.

If you are remodeling the bathroom then it needs to be brought up to code. This would mean the circuit needs to be grounded.
 
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Old 04-03-05, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by pcboss
If you don't have a ground in your wiring method you should not extend any ungrounded circuits.
Why not extend an ungrounded circuit? Is it a code violation or is it just bad practice? What is wrong with extending an ungrounded circuit to a new outlet and then grounding that new outlet?
 
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