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Dedicated Circuit for Bathroom Outlets

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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 electrical wiring question came from: Paul, a Homeowner from Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

Dave’s Reply:
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.

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5 Responses to “Dedicated Circuit for Bathroom Outlets”
  1. Carol says:

    My bathroom shares a common wall with a bedroom. Should the bathroom, which has a GFI, be on its own circuit breaker in the panel box.

  2. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Carol,
    According to the National Electrical Code, a dedicated 20 amp circuit is to be provided for bathroom receptacle outlets which are to have Ground Fault Protection.

  3. Tami says:

    Is it safe to install an electrical outlet next to a toilet in the bathroom so that a wired seat can be plugged in? It seems dangerous to me since the toilet is enclosed where one side is the shower, and the other a wall with about 6-12″ in center of both.

  4. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Tami,
    If the outlet for the toilet is a GFCI, or the circuit is protected with a GFCI then it is OK. There are hones which require such an outlet for toilet seats that do have electric features, however the power source must be GFI protected.
    I hope this helps,

  5. John says:

    I would like to hang a flat screen TV on the bathroom wall next to my jacuzzi. I plan on having a dedicated GFCI outlet for it. What is the distance I need to place the outlet away from the jacuzzi.