Bathroom GFCI wiring
July 3, 2010 9:59 AM Subscribe
Our bathroom has a GFCI combo switch/socket
where the switch is hooked up to the bathroom fan/light. It's wired downstream of another switch controlling the vanity fixture, and set up so that the socket is only hot when the switch is on. This makes it suboptimal for, say, charging an electric razor or toothbrush overnight, because that means leaving the fan on. What's the best way to change this?
From what I can tell
posted by holgate to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
, rewiring the socket so that it's not controlled by the switch means giving up the GFCI protection. If that's the case, is it smarter to hook up the fan to a standard switch, and add a new box upstream with a GFCI two-outlet socket? For extra credit, is there a better way still -- yes, YANMElectrician -- to consolidate the three electrical elements (bathroom light, bathroom fan, outlets) so that they all work independently and safely?