New basement Bathroom question

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Old 03-31-14, 01:37 PM
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New basement Bathroom question

Hi, I am wiring a new bathroom in our basement ( new house ) and was wondering this, I know I have to have a 20amp circuit for the bathroom GFCI with 12/2 wire and my question is this.
Can I run the bathroom fan and light from the GFCI load side to also protect them with the GFCI or does the light and fan have to be on a separate circuit to meet code?
I have plenty of space on the panel and this is a guest bathroom that will have very little use.
I am in Edmonton Canada.

Thank you in advance for your help

Darren
 
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Old 03-31-14, 02:36 PM
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Can I run the bathroom fan and light from the GFCI load side to also protect them with the GFCI
Yes, if the location such as within the footprint of a tub or the manufactures instructions require it but usually they are run from the line side so you are not in the dark if you trip the GFCI.
does the light and fan have to be on a separate circuit to meet code
No if this is the only bathroom on the circuit.
 
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That is great and the line side makes sense, didn't really think of that as was thinking more of safety but as it is the only bathroom on the circuit I will do it that way.
Thank you for your help and quick, clear answer.
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Please come back if you have any more questions.
 
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Rays answers are correct under the NEC in the US. The CEC may differ.
 
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OOps, didn't check location. Thanks for the catch.
 
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Is there anyone who can tell me if this answer is still ok under CEC code, I am in Edmonton Alberta.
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