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Thread: shower and tub space

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    shower and tub space

    I think they should add something that states exactly what the shower and tub area is for recep and switch. some of the edition say you cant install a switch or recep in a shower or tub area unless it part of the shower or tub assembly and others say you can't intsall a recep in a shower stall and a switch can't be installed in a shower space. A what shower space the only thing that comes even close to giving you a describtion of a shower space is for luminaries. Please give me some feed back.
    Ken Hartman
    QA Manager/Inspector
    Pro Built Homes

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    Join Date
    Feb 2003

    Re: shower and tub space

    It sounds like you want to make a definition as to what constitutes a shower or tub space. Put it into writing and let us chew on it.
    Charlie Eldridge, Indianapolis, Utility Power Guy
    Responses based on the 2011 NEC, unless stated otherwise.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Windsor, CO NEC: 2017

    Re: shower and tub space

    NEC-2005 406.8(C) Bathub and Shower Space. Recptacles shall not be installed within or directly over a bathtub or shower stall.
    NEC-2005 404.4 Wet Locations. A switch or circuit breaker in a wet location or outside of a building shall be enclosed in a weatherproof enclosure or cabinet that shall comply with 312.2(A). Switches shall not be installed within wet locations in tub or shower spaces unless installed as part of a listed tub or shower assembly.
    Have you experienced confusion regarding these codes? They seem self-explanatory without definition.

    Look at the welcome message at the top of this area, and rephrase your proposal. It might be clearer that way.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2003

    Re: shower and tub space

    (C) Bathtub and Shower Space. A receptacle shall not be installed within a bathtub or shower space.
    This has been cleared up a bit in the 05 code. Look at the wording I have posted from the 2002 code and compare that to what George posted from the 2005 code.
    Don, Illinois
    “A Constitution is not meant to facilitate change. It is meant to impede change, to make it difficult to change.” – Justice Scalia

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