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Exhaust fan

I'm putting an exhaust fan in by bathroom and the directions say it needs to be protected by a GFCI which makes sense. Can i just put it in down line of a GFCI outlet or do i need to use a GFCI breaker? is there pros/cons to either method? Thanks.

Re: Exhaust fan

Either way will work. The advantage of going off a local GFCI outlet is the you can reset it locally rather than going to the service panel in your bath towel.


Re: Exhaust fan

I agree with JL - Down line of a GFCI will work the best for the reasons stated.

Re: Exhaust fan

And probably a lot cheaper than a GFI breaker.

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