bathroom exhaust fan and outlet


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Old 04-08-14, 04:07 PM
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bathroom exhaust fan and outlet

I started installing an exhaust fan in my bathroom, but haven't run the wires yet. I'm also looking to add a 20 amp gfic outlet. Can I run them on the same circuit? What size wire? Can I put the switch for the fan and the outlet in the same box?
 
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Old 04-08-14, 04:12 PM
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So long as the 20 amp circuit serves only the one bathroom and nowhere else fan and receptacle can be on the same 20 amp breaker. You would use 12-2 from the breaker to the receptacle. The switch for the fan can be in the same box as the receptacles.
 
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Thanks for the quick reply!
 
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Old 04-08-14, 05:17 PM
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Connect the wiring for the light switch to the LINE terminals on the GFCI receptacle, next to the wires bringing the power from the panel. Don't connect it to the LOAD terminals.
 
 

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