What Type Of Gfci For Bathroom?


2 of 2 found this helpful. Do you? Kitchens and bathrooms should always have 20 amp gfci outlets. However, you must be using number 12 wire for 20 amp gfci or regular outlets If your wiring is number 14 guage then use a 15 amp.


As to can you have a GFCI 15 amp circuit the answer is yes if it is in addition to the required dedicated 20 amp receptacle circuit. The NEC requirement is for a 20 amp circuit to serve the bathroom receptacle (s). A 15 amp gfi receptacle can be used as it is two receptacles. Click to see full answer.

  • James, the GFCI code requires that a bathroom outlets are required to be on a dedicated 120 volt 20 amp circuit. The receptacle outlet which is located in the bathroom must be protected by a GFCI device which would either be a GFCI Circuit Breaker or a GFCI Outlet.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What kind of GFCI do I need for bathroom?

    The National Electric Code states that, at a minimum, a bathroom needs one GFCI-protected outlet. It's recommended that each bathroom has two or three GFCI protected outlets. The number of outlets you choose to protect is up to you, as long as you have at least one GFCI protected outlet in a bathroom.

    What type of GFCI do I need?

    GFCI protection is required for 125-volt to 250-volt receptacles supplied by single-phase branch circuits rated 150 volts or less to the ground. GFCI receptacles are required in bathrooms, garages, crawl spaces, basements, laundry rooms and areas where a water source is present.

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