GFCI Protected Branch Circuit - Shower Fan/Light Combo

Old 04-27-15, 12:25 PM
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GFCI Protected Branch Circuit - Shower Fan/Light Combo

A recently purchased Shower Fan/Light combo suggests "if this unit is to be installed over a tub or shower, it must be marked as appropriate for the application and be connected to a GFCI-protected branch circuit."

Can someone elaborate on this and what I must do?

Currently, I have power coming into the bathroom to feed light switches. 1 light switch will control vanity light. Another stacked switch will control fan and/or light.
Old 04-27-15, 12:32 PM
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The easiest approach would be to install a GFCI breaker on that circuit. The GFCI requirement only applies if the fan is directly over the tub/shower footprint.

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