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Add a GFCI Outlet Circuit to a Bathroom

Jon in New Jersey asks: How should a GFCI Outlet circuit be installed for an existing bathroom?


Bathroom GFCI Outlet
Electrical Question: Jon in New Jersey asks: How should a GFCI Outlet circuit be installed for an existing bathroom?

This electrical wiring question came from Jon, a Homeowner, in Ewing, New Jersey.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jon.

Bathroom GFCI Outlet Circuit

Application: Bathroom Electrical Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools for Rough-In Wiring, Electric Drill and Auger Bits and Extension Cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the bathroom remodel project, the type of construction and available access to the project area.
Precaution: Any existing wiring in the immediate area that may interfere with the installation of new construction materials should be identified, turned OFF and Tagged.
Notice: Modifying existing wiring or installing additional bathroom electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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