can I connect one GFCI ,and one non GFCI, outlet along with 2 lights and an exhaust fan on a 20 amp circuit fed by a 12/2 wire?

I notice that some experts suggest a dedicated circuit for a GFCI outlet. Does this mean I must run a separate feed e.g. 14/2 to the lights in the bathroom?


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The NEC requires 1 - 20A circuit for bathroom receptacles, and you can feed thru to the other non GFCI outlet, and you can connect up the lights and the exhaust fan in the bathroom if and only if the 20A circuit is specifically used in that bathroom. If the 20A circuit is used for multiple bathrooms then no you will have to find another circuit to connect your lights and exhaust fan.

I am assuming of course that you are talking about a bathroom.

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