Need some help with electrical wiring?

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Old 12-24-12, 11:29 PM
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Need some help with electrical wiring?

I am trying to do some electrical work in my basement and I need some help with wiring
My explanation has two parts in first part I will explain the existing wiring and in second part I will explain new wiring that I am planning on doing.

Existing
I have a light with a switch in this area. When I opened the light holder I found two black wires connected together and whites were connected to the light holder.

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I am planning on adding an exhaust fan, one ceiling light and one vanity light on two switches.
I have ran a separate 14/2 wire for a GFCI receptacle from washroom wall to the main electrical unit in the basement for dedicated circuit. (Do I have to have a dedicated circuit for GFCI in washroom?)

As of right now in new junction box I have exhaust wire, vanity light wire, new switch wire and a wire going into second junction box (old light holder in which I have live wire ceiling wire)
I need exhaust fan and vanity light on one switch and ceiling light on second switch.

I am located in Ontario Canada
 

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Old 12-25-12, 04:29 AM
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If CEC is similar to US NEC then the bathroom receptacle must be on a 20 amp circuit. A 20 amp circuit requires a #12 cable not #14.

I have a light with a switch in this area. When I opened the light holder I found two black wires connected together and whites were connected to the light holder.
There should have been a black and white connected to the light.
 
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Old 12-25-12, 08:14 AM
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Is this a finished basement or unfinished basement?
 
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Old 12-25-12, 09:48 AM
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Looks like a backwards hooked switch loop. Normally we connect the white wire to the switch to the black wire of the hot lead, leaving a black (switched hot) and a neutral (white) to connect to the light fixture.

What Ray said regarding the proper wire size and yes, the circuit needs to be a dedicated 20 amp circuit with GFCI protection.
 
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