bathroom switches


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Old 11-21-07, 11:46 AM
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bathroom switches

I am redoing my bathroom, and need to wire the new fan. We are planning on putting the switch between the john and the sink, which are 18 inches apart.
Does the fan need to be on a gfci? I am planning on putting the gfci outlet on the other side of the sink, it it would be no problem to run from the gfci to the new fan switch. I am just wondering if i need to run from the protected side of the gfci, or the other side....
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Old 11-21-07, 11:52 AM
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Does the fan need to be on a gfci?
GFCI protection is only required if the fan is located directly over the shower in the "splash zone". As far as I know, the only restricted location for the fan switch is (obviously) that it cannot be located inside the shower.
 
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I understand that the fan itsef does not need to be gfci protected since it won't be near the shower, but since the switch is so close to the sink, does that make a difference?
 
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since the switch is so close to the sink, does that make a difference?
No. If the switch is grounded or has a nonmetal faceplate you do not need to do anything else.
 
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thanks, Now its time to get the work done....glad its a long weekend with No guests!
 
 

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