receptacle inside bathroom vanity


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Old 02-12-14, 04:38 PM
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receptacle inside bathroom vanity

Does Code allow a gfci protected receptacle to be located under the vanity top inside a bathroom vanity? I cant see how it would be different from a disposal or dishwasher receptacle under a kitchen sink...

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Old 02-12-14, 04:42 PM
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Done all the time for point of use water heaters, dustbuster type vacs, and such. Treat it the same as under a kitchen sink.

At least I think so...not sure about required protections like GFCI.
 
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Old 02-12-14, 05:10 PM
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Your not talking about the receptacle that serves that bathroom are you? If so, then no.
 
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Old 02-12-14, 05:22 PM
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Good point...this would have to be an extra...not the main.
 
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I was hoping to feed it from the same circuit, but it would not be the only receptacle in the bathroom. We would still have the required protected receptacle above the vanity. (One on each side of the 60" vanity actually). I have one gfci protected 20amp circuit in each bathroom feeding the recptacles and the lights. There is also a 20amp circuit feeding the in ceiling heater/fan unit.

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Why do you need a receptacle under the vanity?
 
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To plug in things we do not want sitting on the vanity top. (charger for my razor, electric toothbrush ect)
 
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Old 02-12-14, 06:33 PM
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To plug in things we do not want sitting on the vanity top. (charger for my razor, electric toothbrush ect)
I think that would be acceptable, but I have never seen one located there before. My opinion is that it would still need to be GFCI protected.
 
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Old 02-12-14, 08:55 PM
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I would say all 120 volt receptacles in the bathroom need GFI protection.
 
 

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