20A GFCI on 20A bathroom circuit


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Old 02-02-15, 04:25 PM
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20A GFCI on 20A bathroom circuit

I'm looking to add a bathroom circuit to an old house bathroom that currently only has an outlet as part of the vanity fixture. The circuit will be 20A, and will feed a single duplex receptacle in the bathroom.

I have two questions:

1) Am I correct in understanding that if there is only one (GFCI) duplex outlet fed by this 20A circuit, the outlet is required to be 20A? Or is this only true for a single outlet, rather than a duplex?

2) Can the lights and vent fan in the room also pull off this circuit? I have heard multiple opinions about this, but nothing definitive.

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Old 02-02-15, 04:35 PM
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Am I correct in understanding that if there is only one (GFCI) duplex outlet fed by this 20A circuit, the outlet is required to be 20A? Or is this only true for a single outlet, rather than a duplex?
So long as it is Duplex 15 amp GFCI is okay. As you wrote only if it was simplex would a 20 amp breaker be required.
Can the lights and vent fan in the room also pull off this circuit? I have heard multiple opinions about this, but nothing definitive.
Yes, so long as it supplies only one bathroom.
 
 

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