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    Bathtub receptacle for TV

    I know I've seen something about this in the past but at this time I can't find it. I have an Interior Designer who has put me on notice that in a week or so he will be calling me to install an outlet in a bathroom for the the flat panel TV he wants installed over the whirlpool tub. I'm sure he will not want to have any cords showing so the receptacle would be behind the TV which I think would be a violation of Article 406.8 (B) (c). I have not seen the configuration of this space yet.

    I would like to know how others have done a similar installation.:rolleyes:

    Thanks
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    #2
    Show them 406.8(B)(c) and let them figure it out?

    No one could convince me to put an receptacle outlet in the tub space.

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      #3
      Originally posted by iwire
      Show them 406.8(B)(c) and let them figure it out?

      No one could convince me to put an receptacle outlet in the tub space.
      This is what I was looking for, ammunition so when I tell them I WILL NOT it is not only me but CODE.
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        #4
        I had a call from a contractor yesterday about the same thing. He was told by the architect that the receptacle is located behind the flat screen, therefore would not be a problem. I told him to tell the architect the same code section, and I am sure the arhitect will call.

        This type of question comes up about 2 times a month here, people want to watch tv all day.;-)
        Instructor, Industry Advocate

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          #5
          Some manufacturer should get smart and make a hardwired TV for this application that mounts in an vapor proof enclosure in the wall with access from the back only.

          The backside could look like a ventilated panel cover.

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            #6
            Bob
            Your post gave me an idea. A lot of architects want to pass the cord throught the wall into a closet and plug into a receptacle there.

            Why not install the plasma in such a way as to have the front flush with the wall of the tub enclosure and the back of the plasma open so the cord can be installed to a receptacle in the closet and the cord is not passing through the wall???
            Instructor, Industry Advocate

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              #7
              Originally posted by Pierre C Belarge
              Why not install the plasma in such a way as to have the front flush with the wall of the tub enclosure and the back of the plasma open so the cord can be installed to a receptacle in the closet and the cord is not passing through the wall???
              That is the direction I am thinking.:cool:

              Ideally the back side would be a closet, if not make the backside semi flush and it could look somewhat like an electrical panel in the wall.

              Hang a mirror or picture over it to hide it.

              I really believe we will see something for this use soon.

              Heck someday people might be posting to this forum while sitting naked in their Jaquzzi.....there a visual for ya.

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                #8
                Originally posted by iwire

                Heck someday people might be posting to this forum while sitting naked in their Jaquzzi.....there a visual for ya.

                You may be right, but that is more than I would want to know!
                Instructor, Industry Advocate

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by iwire
                  T

                  Heck someday people might be posting to this forum while sitting naked in their Jaquzzi.....there a visual for ya.
                  ummm...I already do that

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                    #10
                    Heck someday people might be posting to this forum while sitting naked in their Jaquzzi.....there a visual for ya.

                    Or even worse, sitting on the throne.
                    Buck

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                      #11
                      But you would still be watching that TV :rolleyes:
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by 1793
                        But you would still be watching that TV :rolleyes:
                        And if it's tuned to an adult channel, you can take care of two chores at the same time.
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                        Richmond, VA

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by buck33k
                          Heck someday people might be posting to this forum while sitting naked in their Jaquzzi.....there a visual for ya.

                          Or even worse, sitting on the throne.
                          Why do you care where I am sitting or how I am dressed?
                          Larry in Michigan

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Pierre C Belarge
                            Bob
                            Your post gave me an idea. A lot of architects want to pass the cord throught the wall into a closet and plug into a receptacle there.
                            You might run into problems with 400.8(2)

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                              #15
                              My thoughts were that the TV would pass through the opening in the wall. The back of the TV would protrude past the wall, therefore the cord is not passing through an opening in the wall.
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