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jahman8991

05:48AM | 11/25/04
Member Since: 11/23/04
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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
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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
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