wiring question with GFI


Old 02-27-12, 07:26 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: can
Posts: 25
wiring question with GFI

I am renovating a bathroom and including a GFI outlet. The previous outlet in the bathroom was one of those oldschool two prong outlets at the base of the light fixture. The circuit powers the bathroom light, bathroom exhaust fan as well as an outdoor receptacle and an outdoor light. The outdoor receptacle is already a GFI outlet.

It happens that the GFI outlet will be located where the power comes into the bathroom, then travels to the outdoor fixtures. I can easily choose to protect the other fixtures (bathroom fan, bathroom light, outdoor light, and outdoor outlet) with the GFI outlet also. Is there any reason why I should or shouldnt do this? Will it be an issue if the outdoor outlet is protected twice (other then the hassle of having to track down the tripped outlet if that happens?) What about having the bathroom fan and bathroom light protected by the gfi?

Sponsored Links
Old 02-27-12, 07:33 PM
Tolyn Ironhand's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 11,979
Current NEC code requires the bathroom receptacle to be on it own 20 amp circuit. This code has been in force for a quite many years. I recommend pulling in a new 20 amp circuit for the bathroom receptacle and leaving the existing circuit alone for the lights, fan and outdoors.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes