COMMUNITY FORUM

jahman8991

05:48AM | 11/25/04
Member Since: 11/23/04
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I am converting an existing room into a bathroom that currently has a 15A circuit. I was told by a friend that in new construction they are running a separate 20A outlet to the GFCI outlet and then another circuit is run to power the light and exhaust fan. Is this required by any National Code? I currently live in Washington, DC.

What I would like to do is use the existing 15A circuit with 14 guage wire to wire the GFCI outlet, the light, and the exhaust fan. Can I do this and meet the national code?

Tom O

12:04PM | 11/25/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
This question should be directed to the "Authority having jurisdiction". When you apply for your permit to do this work, ask to speak to an electrical inspector.

If this wis considered to be new construction, you have 2 options, #1 would be a 20 amp circuit that would feed only bathroom receptacles. #2 would be a 20 amp circuit to each bathroom & it could feed any 120 volt load in that bathroom.

Remodels are another story, but since this room was not a bathroom an arguement could be made for the 20 amp circuit. Talk to an inspector & remove all doubt.

Tom
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

To make this reflective design, pour water into a mason jar until it is about three-quarters full then add a small sprig o... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon