Myth Busting for Bathrooms

Myth Busting for Bathrooms

Interpreting the intent of the National Electrical Code

All references are based on the 2014 edition of the NEC.

This may come as a surprise to some electricians, but the receptacles required to be installed next to the bathroom sink in dwelling units are not required to be on a 20A circuit. I often see this rule misquoted and misapplied. So let’s take a closer look at the wording in the NEC so we can figure this out.

Section 210.52(D) requires at least one 125V, 15A or 20A receptacle outlet to be installed withi

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