Bathroom Circuit

Old 06-19-01, 07:32 PM
Brent Turner
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Question concerning a bathroom circuit. I have 20amp circuit entering a bath thru a GFCI. There is a light and a fan on the same circuit. Between the GFCI and the light switch should the wire from the GFCI come from the load side of the GFCI or should I pigtail the hot and neutral prior to the GFCI and continue on to the light and fan? Thanks.
Old 06-19-01, 08:08 PM
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when i was wiring my OLD bathroom i was told that if you gfi the first then everything down line is covered. i would wonder that pigtailing the power do i would hope it wouldn't effect the gfi
Old 06-19-01, 08:25 PM
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Brent, you can do either. I think I would use the load side of the GFCI to protect the switch, light and fan. However, some people find that putting the fan on the GFCI trips it a lot. If this gives you trouble, it will be easy to pigtail the line side of the GFCI later.

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