In my ongoing bathroom project, I am redoing the wiring. A question
came up as to where to put the outlet. The picture shows on the right
where the old outlet used to be ( which I don't know if I liked, right
next to the sink) and on the left shows the new double gang box I put
in ( next to the door). I thought of 2 options of where to put the
1) in the new double gang box
2) somewhere under the window
What you can't see is the wall on the left is all mirror, so the
outlet can't go on that wall.
Any input appreciated.
Can't see them-- the picture is underexposed because your light meter was
reading the window/white curtains. Reshoot them properly exposed....how you
do that depends on what kind of camera you're using.
You can have one 20 amp circuit feed one entire bathroom or you can have a
20 amp circuit feed only the receptacles in several bathrooms. Personally I
prefer to keep the lights separate from the receptacle. The bath receptacle
must be located within 3' of the outside edge of the basin. It must also be
located on a wall that is adjacent to the sink or countertop.
On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:03:29 -0700 (PDT), Mikepier
On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:47:30 -0700 (PDT), Mikepier
Unless you plan to tear off the sheet rock, putting new wiring under
the window will be very difficult. Think electric tooth brush for the
best location for the outlet.
Also, bathrooms receptacles have to be GFCI protected. Blow dryers
are pretty power hungry. You can put the light and a fan on the
circuit if the light/fan is not more than 10A and I have never seen a
fart fan that was.
Also, if the receptacle is the only receptacle on the circuit, it has
to be a 20A receptacle.
Thanks for all your inputs. As it turns out, I decided to put the new
outlet where the old one was. It didn't make sense to put the outlet
behind on the switch box, and I did not want to put under the window
in case we put a towel rack. So the only logical place was where the
old one was.
I did run a new 20A circuit. The only other loads will be the fan
(48W) vanity light (200W) , and shower hi-hat light (65W).
Speaking of the shower light, because I had to put it on a GFI, I ran
the 20A feed first to the switchbox, then a ran a jumper to the GFI
outlet, then I ran another jumper from the GFI back to the switchbox
( LOAD side of GFI) so the shower light switch will be protected. Of
course I could have just saved some trouble by putting a GFI breaker,
Or run the feed first to the GFI outlet, then run a LOAD side jumper
back to the switchbox, but I did not want the vanity lights and fan on
GFI, so this seemed like the only wiring solution, right?
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