Bathroom exhaust fan/light GFCI wiring

Old 11-15-07, 07:42 AM
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Bathroom exhaust fan/light GFCI wiring

I'm replacing an exhaust fan located over the tub/shower with a new fan/light. The box says UL listed if installed in a GFCI circuit(when used over a tub). My question is can I wire this from the load side of my GFCI recepticle by the sink(major pain because the switch is on 1 wall and the plug another) or would it be better to buy a GFCI breaker for this bathroom and be able to leave all the wiring as is??? Thanks
Old 11-15-07, 08:17 AM
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You can install the fan on the LOAD of the GFCI receptacle if that circuit serves loads only in that one bathroom. Otherwise, a GFCI breaker on the existing circuit is a fine solution.

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