Dedicated Bathroom circuit ?

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Old 02-28-15, 07:48 PM
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Dedicated Bathroom circuit ?

I have a unfinished upstairs garage apt
Can i run my bathroom outlet and overhead lights on the same circuit as my other outlets (protected by a Gfci) in the main room or do i need the bathroom on its own 20amp breaker

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L
 
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Old 02-28-15, 07:53 PM
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The receptacle must be GFCI protected on its own 20 amp breaker. The lights can share if there is not another bathroom on the receptacle circuit or lights can be on another general circuit. If two bathrooms are on the 20 amp dedicated circuit lights can not be on the circuit,
 
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Simplest way to put it is the bathroom has to have its own GFCI circuit.

Edit: looks like Ray types faster than I do.
 
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Old 02-28-15, 07:54 PM
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The bathrooms receptacle needs to be on a 20 amp circuit. As long as that circuit serves only one bathroom it can also power the lights and fan. It cannot power other parts of the house.
 
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Old 02-28-15, 07:59 PM
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Wow, you guys are awesome

Just one small bathroom
I will have the Gfci first, then a vanity light and water protected overhead shower light
All on its own 20amp

Thanks so much
L
 
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Old 02-28-15, 08:08 PM
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I will have the Gfci first, then a vanity light
Best to have the GFCI after the vanity light. That way if you trip the GFCI you are not left in the dark. (Lights generally do not require a GFCI but lights inside of a shower or bathtub footprint sometimes do.)
 
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