Gfci protected fan/light

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Old 08-05-15, 09:32 AM
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Gfci protected fan/light

I'm wiring my whole house (new construction) and had a few questions. For my bathrooms the inspector said each bathroom can be on its own circuit as long as it doesn't leave the room. I am planning on having vanity lights, light/fan over the shower, and 2 gfci receptacles.
The power comes in through the light switch box, and will power the vanity lights, then I tap off that switch for the gfci receptacles. Can I tap off the gfci to power the light/fan and keep it gfci protected? So if it trips I will still have light with my vanity lights?

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Old 08-05-15, 10:34 AM
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Lights and fans in most cases do not need to be. GFCI protected. That way you aren't left in the dark if you trip the GFCI.
For my bathrooms the inspector said each bathroom can be on its own circuit as long as it doesn't leave the room.
A 20 amp dedicated receptacle circuit is required. One circuit can serve multiple bathrooms if the lights and other non receptacle loads are on another circuit. The circuit the lights are on can be a mixed use circuit such as a bedroom lights.
 
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Thank you Ray, that makes sense.
 
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Old 08-08-15, 01:46 PM
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I am planning on having vanity lights, light/fan over the shower, and 2 gfci receptacles.
Anything over the footprint of the shower MAY have to be GFCI protected. Check the manufacturer's instructions and consult your inspector too, just in case.
 
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Old 08-08-15, 03:06 PM
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light/fan over the shower
Thanks for the catch Joe. I read too quickly. I should have expanded on
Lights and fans in most cases do not need to be. GFCI protected.
 
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