By Tiphanie Priscilla. Bathroom Electrical. Published at Monday, February 12th, 2018 - 14:24:55 PM.
The National Electrical Code (NEC) was written to provide a set of rules and regulations to keep the use of electricity in your home safe. Here are the top bathrooms codes you need to live by to remain safe and keep your electrical devices working properly.
Bathrooms are damp and can use a lot of power. This creates special needs when it comes to wiring. This article will help you plan for appropriate electrical wiring to cover lighting, airflow, and safety devices in your bathroom. Everything from watertight lighting fixtures in bathing areas to effective ventilation to GFCI outlets for safety must be considered.
Each bathroom should have a circuit for lighting and an exhaust fan. This may include a blower-heater-light combination. There should also be a 20-amp circuit, separate from the lighting circuit, to provide power for an outlet to feed things like curling irons, razors, hair dryers, and even portable milk house heaters.
Remember, when you get out of the tub, you're soaking wet and a great grounding conductor, that is, if you come in contact with electricity. To prevent this, there are devices that have been developed to keep you out of harm's way. GFCI breakers and outlets have been the safety devices of choice to do just that. They sense a difference in potential and react in a split second to disconnect the power and shut down the circuit connection.
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