Bathroom circuit-best wiring plan?

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Bathroom circuit-best wiring plan?

This is my personal residence and its new construction. I'm looking for best advice on which is the most efficient wiring plan. Here's what I have; a 20a-12/2 home run is the only circuit planned for this small bath. The only devices are; (2) GFCI receptacles; (1) vanity light; (1) over shower light; (1) non light bath fan. I know this is no big deal but I was going to bring the power into the triple gang switch box. But then I thought maybe it was smarter and cleaner to bring first power to the 1st GFCI. What would you do. I've had a lot of electrical hands-on experience but it seems the older I get the more I get tunnel vision. Thank you for your time here. Jim
 
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Maximum 12/2 conductors per code in a single wire nut?

Oops I forgot to add ''tis question to the above post. I can't seem to find information on maximum 12/2 conductors allowed in a single wire nut. Thanks
 
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You won't need but one GFCI, and run a regular receptacle off the LOAD terminals of the first GFCI. I would make the home run to the GFCI, then branch off, as stated, to the second receptacle and the shower light from the LOAD terminals. The vanity lighting needs no GFCI protection, so it can be wired directly from the incoming power cable. If you use the red bcaps you can put 3 12 gauge wires comfortably. How many wires are you planning under one connection? These will make your day go faster Ideal 34 Yellow In-Sure 4-Port Connector (100-Pack)-30-1034P - The Home Depot
 
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Thanks. The reason for 2 GFCI plugs is since the 2nd one is not by the vanity but is within reach of a commode I figured safer just in case of water in the area. Pretty small space bathroom. And if I understand your reply-thanks...after I leave the GFCI's and go to the 3-gang switch wouldn't I have 4 wires in 1 nut unless I split with pigtails and use 2 nuts?
 
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A gfi receptacle near the toilet is not safer than a regular duplex receptacle wired downstream from a gfi.
 
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Thank you on the regular receptacle downstream from the GFCI. I actually did know that but I have a bad habit of referring to all GFCI wired receptacles as GFCI. I should have said that on my original question. But we are in sink. Thanks
 
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Is there a minimum distance from the toilet an outlet must be?
 
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There is no minimum per code. I would locate it to make it easy to reach and clean around.
 
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