I would be less worried with the strict interpretation of what the code requires here than the reason that the code exists. An exhaust fan’s purpose in a bathroom is to remove moisture from the room. Moisture and electricity generally do not mix safely, so I would put it on a GFCI protected branch regardless of
To make matters worse, there is a soffit over the tub which brings the fan combo (and ceiling) just about 6″ higher than the showerhead. I was told the bathroom counter-top GFCI feeds the fan combo and that it trips atleast once a week only while exhaust fan is running. I confirmed all wiring.
Just found out that I need to protect the bathroom exhaust fan with a GFI? Never knew this.. In my bathroom I have a three gang box with 2 SP switches one for fan/hi hats and the other for vanity.
I plan to install a ceiling exhaust fan in a bathroom. The fan will be controlled by an existing light switch. A junction box will be installed on the.
NEC (National Electrical Code) does not require bathroom exhaust fans to be installed on a GFCI protected circuit. However, you should be following the manufacturer’s installation instructions. In most, or should I say in all, cases concerning a bathroom exhaust fan installation directly above the bathtub and
If I’m interpretting the NEC correctly, 210.11(3) says you cannot run other things from the GFCI protected bathroom circuit. Can someone confirm? I was hoping to do that with the bathroom exhaust fan in one bathroom where I would place a Broan 744SFL on the ceiling in the shower area.