Bathroom light & fan with no electrical outlet

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Old 03-11-08, 01:10 PM
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Bathroom light & fan with no electrical outlet

I need a electrical outlet in my bathroom there's only a fan and light switches in the same outlet, can I place a electical outlet in that same location.
 
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Welcome to the forums! If and only if the switch is energized first. You can tell this if you open the cover on the switch and look inside. If you see a bundle of white wires capped together, you stand a chance. Now, bathrooms must be on a dedicated circuit and protected via ground fault, so fill us in on what you see in the box and we'll go from there.
 
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Yes, but you probably should run its own 20A circuit, to be within code.
 
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Old 03-11-08, 06:47 PM
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If is is a 20A circuit, and if the bathroom fan and lights are the only things on the entire circuit, then adding a GFCI receptacle would still be within code.

If you do not currently have a receptacle at all in your bathroom (?) then I'd say chances are good that there are other things on this circuit.
 
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