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#218684 - 08/13/17 02:16 PM Bathroom electrical  
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Have been out of the business for sometime now
Have started building a shower with toilet and sink in a room that has nothing in it
Exhaust fan needs to be on a GFCI circuit and a on/off switch.
I intended to use a AFCI/GFCI breaker for that circuit am I ok with that
I intended to use a AFCI/GFCI 20 amp outlet near the sink using a plain 20 amp breaker
Last is my light and that is where I am not sure
can I use a AFCI breaker for the switch and light
The light will be more than 3 foot from the shower and no lighting in the shower
Just not up to date on the new codes and want to comply .I am not under any type of inspection or permits as it is county and my own home but wish it to be correct per code
Thanks for any input


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#218685 - 08/14/17 02:05 AM Re: Bathroom electrical [Re: doc]  
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Based on the 2014 code
The AFCI requirement does not apply to bathrooms nor does the fan and light have to be GFCI, just the receptacles.
The fan can be on a switch or a motion controlled device. (my preference in my own home)
You could also hook the internal fan light to that occupancy sensor.
I see no issues with your light and with the right trim you can have a can in the shower.


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#218690 - 4 hours ago Re: Bathroom electrical [Re: doc]  
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Thany you for the reply it is appreciated


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