1/2 Bath Fixtures

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Old 07-09-11, 07:15 PM
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1/2 Bath Fixtures

Have wired a 1/2 bath with lights and exhaust fan+light. No outlets.... Am I still restricted from powering an adjacent (exersize room) rooms lights and outlets?

Trying to use my circuits economically and the 1/2 bath has only one 4w, two 40W and one 75W for lights and an exhaust fan....Seems to me its a waste to only power those items on a dedicated breaker.

The reason I ask is, read in previous posts that I can not wire outlets and lights on the same circuit in a bathroom if it powers more than one bathroom....Is that true? I would prefer to wire the 1/2 bath lights and fan with the other bathroom's 20amp breaker (lights, outlets and fans on the same circuit).
 
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Old 07-09-11, 07:21 PM
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If the circuit only serves bathroom receptacles it can serve multiple bathrooms. If it has anything besides receptacles on it like lighting it can only serve one bathroom.

There is no requirement for the bathroom fans and/or lighting to be on the bathroom circuit. It can be on a nearby lighting circuit.
 
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Old 07-10-11, 06:23 AM
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Not being a residential code expert I have to ask a question. Aren't all residential bathrooms required to have at least one GFI protected receptacle whether full bath or half bath? I notice the OP stated

Have wired a 1/2 bath with lights and exhaust fan+light. No outlets
 
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Old 07-10-11, 09:49 AM
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Not being a residential code expert I have to ask a question. Aren't all residential bathrooms required to have at least one GFI protected receptacle whether full bath or half bath? I notice the OP stated
210.60(5D)
(D) Bathrooms. In dwelling units, at least one receptacle
outlet shall be installed in bathrooms within 900 mm (3 ft)
of the outside edge of each basin. The receptacle outlet
shall be located on a wall or partition that is adjacent to the
basin or basin countertop, or installed on the side or face of
the basin cabinet not more than 300 mm (12 in.) below the
countertop.
Source: 2008 NEC
 
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The bathroom must have at least one GFCI receptacle powered by a 20A circuit.
 
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