Bathroom Wiring


Old 08-04-07, 09:50 AM
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Bathroom Wiring

We just moved into this house. Currently the main floor Bathroom has a lightswitch in the hallway that controls the vanity lights above the sink and the two plug ins beside the vanity. Inside the bathroom there is a lightswitch that controls the exhaust fan/light on the ceiling. My wife would like the two plug ins to not be connected to the switch in the hallway. Also neither of these plug ins are GFI. What do I do.
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Old 08-04-07, 10:53 AM
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You probably cannot change the receptacles to always-on without running some new wiring; to verify this you would need to tell us all of the wires and cables at the switch, light fixture and receptacles. The best solution would be to run a new 20A circuit to the bathroom to feed the receptacles.

You can add GFCI receptacle(s) whether you choose to change the wiring or not. Do you have a plug-in GFCI tester? These receptacles may already be protected by a GFCI device somewhere else in the house.

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