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
MAY THE SUN SHINE ON YOUR FACE IN THE MORNING AND YOU AWAKE WITH A SMILE
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.
Re: Bathroom electrical
#218690 08/19/1705:53 AM08/19/1705:53 AM
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).
Re: Bathroom electrical
#218717 08/30/1701:50 AM08/30/1701:50 AM