Does a basement bathroom GFCI need its own circuit?

Old 11-01-08, 07:25 PM
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Does a basement bathroom GFCI need its own circuit?

We are remodeling a small basement bathroom in our 1958 home. The existing circuit has a 15 amp breaker supplying power to a light in the bathroom as well as several wall outlets in another bedroom. I would like to add a GFCI receptacle to this bathroom; however, I've been told that a new GFCI outlet would need its own circuit separate from the light fixture to be up to code. Is that true?
Old 11-01-08, 07:56 PM
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That is correct; the bathroom requires a dedicated 20A circuit supplying the GFCI receptacle(s).

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