New Bathroom Circuit

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Old 05-11-13, 04:39 PM
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New Bathroom Circuit

I am installing a new circuit in a bathroom for a floor and towel warmer. The two warmers draw less than 8 amps combined.

Should I use a 1 - 15 amp breaker (GFCI/AFCI) for both warmers with #12 or #14 wire?
 
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Old 05-11-13, 04:49 PM
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Any receptacle in a bathroom is required to have GFCI protection.

Any electric in-floor heat is also required to have GFCI protection.

15 amp breakers require #14 wire. 20 amp breakers require #12 wire.
 
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Old 05-11-13, 06:00 PM
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Are both the towel warmer and the floor heat 120 or 240 volt?
 
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Old 05-11-13, 07:03 PM
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What.......No heated toilet seat??
 
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Old 05-25-13, 06:41 PM
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The towel warmer and floor heater are both 120 volt!
 
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Old 05-25-13, 07:22 PM
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One 120V 15A circuit for both. GFCI circuit breaker. AFCI is not required on this circuit. 14 AWG wire (14-2/G cable).
 
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Old 05-26-13, 09:57 AM
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Thanks! Is it still okay to create 2 seperate 15A circuits from a 14-3/G cable?
 
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Old 05-26-13, 10:06 AM
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Yes. Be sure to use a two pole 15 amp breaker.
 
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Thanks for your help and advice!
 
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Old 05-26-13, 08:20 PM
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Is it still okay to create 2 seperate 15A circuits from a 14-3/G cable?
If your question is "Is it still okay to use 14-2/G cable to run a multiwire branch circuit with two hot wires that share a neutral?", then yes, it is. The better practice is to use two adjacent single-pole breakers to protect the two circuits and join the breaker handles with a handle tie, rather than using a 2-pole breaker. Using two breakers and a handle tie allows each circuit to trip on its own while still requiring that both will be turned off for servicing.

Is this question related to this project or a different one? Earlier you said
I am installing a new circuit in a bathroom for a floor and towel warmer. The two warmers draw less than 8 amps combined.
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One 120V 15A circuit for both.
Is there something I misunderstood?
 
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Old 05-27-13, 03:30 AM
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Check your controls for these two items. I just installed floor heating and it came with a built in GFCI, so none was needed at the panel. You don't want two GFCI's in the same mix.
 
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