Bathroom Exhaust Fan GFCI


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Old 02-21-15, 11:20 AM
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Bathroom Exhaust Fan GFCI

I am installing an exhaust fan in the ceiling between the shower and tub to get rid of moisture. I want to tie it into the same switch as the existing exhaust fan over the toilet which is not on a GFCI circuit. Can I just install a GFCI breaker on the bathroom circuit for the lights and existing exhaust fan? Is there any reason not to do that?
 
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Old 02-21-15, 11:27 AM
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Unless the fan can be reached from the shower or tub or is not directly over the tub or shower than a GFI shouldn't be needed.

You can certainly add one with no negative consequences.
 
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Old 02-21-15, 11:36 AM
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The shower and whirlpool tub are right next to each other so it would pretty much be directly over them.Name:  20150221_113400.jpg
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If it is over the footprint of either the instructions will call for GFI protection.
 
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Old 02-22-15, 08:01 AM
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Can I just install a GFCI breaker on the bathroom circuit for the lights and existing exhaust fan? Is there any reason not to do that?
If you do this, any GFCI receptacles on the circuit should be changed to regular 15A duplex receptacles.
 
 

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