Dedicated Circuit for Bathroom Outlets
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
How to Install a Bathroom GFCI Outlet Circuit – This wiring diagram and pictures explain the basic bathroom electrical code wiring requirements required for most new or remodel projects.
Bathroom GFCI Outlets are Required to be on Their Own Circuit
- In bathroom A I have a dedicated power source receptacle plug that is wired directly back to my service box located in my garage.
- This plug is the proper receptacle used in bathroom and kitchens.
- From this plug it is wire directly to bathroom B to the same type of plug.
- These plugs are actually back to back.
- MY QUESTION:
- Is it within code to use one of these plugs to power a TV located in my bedroom which is adjacent to bathroom B??
- Or is it necessary to find a different power source?
- MY QUESTION:
This electrical wiring question came from: Paul, a Homeowner from Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Paul.
How to Install a Bathroom GFCI Outlet Circuit
- The bathroom GFI receptacles circuit should be dedicated for the bathrooms alone.
- It would be best to extend the bedroom outlet circuit to the location of the TV or to install a new circuit to the TV location.
- I understand your reasoning however the bathroom circuit can get pretty loaded at times and the GFCI circuit protection is essential for the bathrooms.
- The other reason to extend the power from the bedroom is due to the requirement that the bedroom outlets be protected by AFCI.
- Even if your bedroom outlets are presently not on AFCI, if the circuit becomes converted at his time or in the future you will be compliant with the AFCI code requirement.
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