Wiring a Bathroom GFI Outlet and Light Switch
How do I wire a GFI outlet and switch in my bathroom? Electrical Wiring for a Bathroom GFI Outlet with a Light Switch: Wiring Diagrams for GFI Outlets.
Bathroom GFI Outlet Wiring with a Light Switch
Electrical Question: How do I wire a GFI outlet and switch in my bathroom?
I’m trying to wire a GFI outlet in my bathroom then install a piggy back or double switch for two light switches with no success. I have power to the GFI outlet and power to the first switch but the light will not work. What am I doing wrong?
This electrical question came from: Bob, a Homeowner from Woodbine, Georgia.
Thanks for your electrical question Bob.
Wiring a Bathroom GFI Outlet with a Light Switch
- Check to make sure that the white neutral wires are connected properly.
- Understand that if the GFI outlet will be protecting the light fixtures then the white neutral wire for the light fixtures must be wired through the GFI outlet the same as the black or power wire.
- If the light fixtures will not be protected by the GFI outlet then the black power for the light fixtures is spliced to the power wire that connects to the LINE side of the GFI outlet.
- The white neutral wire for the light fixtures is connected to the white neutral wires that connects to the LINE side of the GFI outlet.
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