Dedicated Circuit for Bathroom Outlets
Can the Bathroom GFCI Circuit be Used for Other Electric Outlets? Bathroom GFCI Outlets on a Dedicated Circuit.
Bathroom GFCI Circuit Wiring
Electrical Question: Can the Bathroom GFCI Outlet Circuit be Used for Other Outlets?
In our bathroom 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.
Bathroom GFCI Outlets on a Dedicated Circuit
Application: Bathroom GFCI Outlet Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. This electrical work is best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of GFI outlets that will be added.
Precaution: Identify the bathroom GFCI outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional GFCI Outlet Wiring or Bedroom AFCI wiring should be done according to local and national electrical GFCI Codes and AFCI Codes, with a permit and be inspected.
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.
More about Bedroom and Bathroom Electrical Wiring
How to Install a Bathroom GFCI Outlet Circuit: Wiring diagrams and pictures explain the basic fundamentals of bathroom electrical wiring requirements for most new or remodel projects.
- Electrical Wire for the Home
- Complete listing of electrical wire types and parts used for home projects and bathroom wiring, with electrical code information.
- Bedroom Electrical Wiring Requirements
- Wiring diagrams and pictures explain the basic bedroom electrical wiring, and Electrical Code requirements for most new or remodel home projects.
- Bathroom Electrical Wiring Requirements
- Wiring diagrams and pictures explain basic bathroom electrical wiring, and electrical code requirements for most new or remodel projects. Give your bathroom a face lift when you enhance the electrical devices that will bring out the best in you. Make your eyes sparkle with get a breath of fresh air when you install one of these smart exhaust fan upgrades.
- Electrical Code Articles
- Electrical Code Directory covering AFCI circuit, electrical-boxes, electrical-circuit, electrical-code-outlets, electrical GFCI, electrical-grounding, electrical-wiring, and lighting-codes.
The following may also be helpful for you:
Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
|More articles about Bathroom Electrical, Bathroom Outlets, Outlets and Home Electrical Wiring:|
|« Previous||Next »|
|Wiring Switches for a Bathroom Fan Unit||Bathroom Remodeling and Electrical Wiring|