I need some clarification on what I heard at a home site where I was doing a new build phase inspection. The city electrical inspector was talking with the building supervisor about the need for GFCIs in the four bathrooms. While the receptacles were standard GFCI units, he said the IRC code required that any appliances and luminaries in the bathrooms had to be GFCI protected.
Being a questioning kind of guy, I jumped in and asked, You mean the light fixtures above the sink, and the stand along exhaust fan in the ceiling have to be protected by either a GFCI breaker or run through the GFCI on the wall?
Yes, they do, was his reply. I then asked, How about a ceiling heater/exhaust fan combo units like they have in some condos? Yes was his answer again.
Help me out here, this is correct?
thanks for the help.