Bathroom Wiring

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Old 01-04-12, 11:02 PM
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Bathroom Wiring

I have an upcoming project of adding a small bathroom. It is acceptable that the power to the Exhaust Fan-Light-Heater will be supplied from the 20A GFCI circuit? I understand that this is allowed by code if it is only for a single bathroom.

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Old 01-05-12, 12:42 AM
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I have an upcoming project of adding a small bathroom. It is acceptable that the power to the Exhaust Fan-Light-Heater will be supplied from the 20A GFCI circuit? I understand that this is allowed by code if it is only for a single bathroom.
Tino.,

Sorry to be a bearer of bad news to you it will not meet the code due the exhaust fan / light / heater unit will required it own 20 amp circuit ( it will be mention very clear on the owner / installment manual )

So it will be wiser to run it own circuit for this due the heater wattage is pretty high ( about 1500 watts or so )

Second thing is the switch box arrangement this part you have to be carefull due the numbers of conductors will fill up in hurry normally I rather have two or three gang box ( deep verison ) if possible due you can add a timer to turn off the fan or heater.

Merci,
Marc
 
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Old 01-05-12, 04:45 AM
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Your understanding was correct if the fan did not have the heat built in. The heater in the fan means you need a circuit just for the fan.
 
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Old 01-05-12, 04:24 PM
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Bathroom wiring

Thanks for your replies. In this case, I have to run a separate circuit intended solely for the Fan-Light-Heater on AFCI breaker. The built-in heater is about 1200w.

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Old 01-05-12, 04:39 PM
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I do not believe you need the AFCI protection. If the fan will be over a shower or tub it would require GFI protection.
 
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