Bathroom Circuit

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Old 02-27-07, 11:11 AM
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Bathroom Circuit

By code, does a bathroom require a 20-amp circuit?
 
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Old 02-27-07, 11:15 AM
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By code, the bathroom receptacle must be on a 20-amp circuit. The rest of the bathroom can be on a 15-amp circuit. There are several dozen other rules for wiring a bathroom, but without any context of your situation, I only answered the question you asked. If you need more information, please provide more context.
 
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Old 02-27-07, 11:25 AM
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Thanks for the prompt reply. To add context, I'm remodeling one of the bathrooms in my house that was built in 1959. It currently has a light fixture, one duplex outlet (non-GFCI) and no exhaust fan. Its circuit is shared with some lights and outlets in an adjacent bedroom.

I want to isolate the bathroom with its own circuit, a GFCI outlet, light, and a vent fan. Can I use a single 20-amp circuit for that?
 
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Old 02-27-07, 11:42 AM
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The answer to your question is yes, you can place this entire bathroom on a 20 amp circuit. Do not power anything outside the bathroom on this same circuit, and either use a GFCI breaker or make the receptacle a GFCI receptacle.
 
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Old 02-27-07, 01:54 PM
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Thank you. That's exactly what I intended to do.
 
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