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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 - 08/19/17 06:53 AM Re: Bathroom electrical [Re: doc]  
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Thany you for the reply it is appreciated


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#218716 - 08/29/17 08:33 PM Re: Bathroom electrical [Re: doc]  
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You're never prohibited from using AFCI or GFCI, you're just not necessarily required to it in all cases. The key requirement is that all receptacles in a bathroom be GFCI protected.

Relevant excerpts from Article 210:

(D) Bathrooms. In dwelling units, at least one receptacle outlet
shall be installed in bathrooms within 900 mm (3 ft) of t he outside
edge of each basin. The receptacle outlet shall be located on a
wall or partition that is adjacent to the basin or basin countertop,
located on the countertop, or installed on the side or face of the
basin cabinet. In no case shall the receptacle be located more
than 300 mm (12 in.) below the top of the basin. Receptacle
outlet assemblies listed for the application shall be permitted to
be installed in the countertop.

And in the handbook notes:
Section 210.11(C)(3) requires that receptacle outlets be supplied
from a 20-ampere branch circuit with no other outlets. However,
this circuit is permitted to supply the required receptacles in
more than one bathroom. If the circuit supplies the required
receptacle outlet in only one bathroom, it is also allowed to
supply lighting and an exhaust fan in that bathroom, provided
the lighting and fan load does not exceed that permitted by
210.23(A)(2).


#218717 - 08/30/17 02:50 AM Re: Bathroom electrical [Re: doc]  
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Thanks for the reply it is appreciated


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