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    Flat screen tv above bath tub

    a ho wants me to perminantly install a tv that direct tv satilite guy temporalily installed a year ago above her bath tub. my question is can i install a gfci above bath tub

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    the tv is fine. but no receptacle is allowed 406.8 (2) (C) Bathtub and Shower Space. Receptacles shall not be installed within or directly over a bathtub or shower stall
    "Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking."

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      #3
      so i would have to hard wire into the wall.would i have to use weather proof cover with a cord connector

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        #4
        Originally posted by cdcstansfield
        so i would have to hard wire into the wall.would i have to use weather proof cover with a cord connector
        Not unless the TV is listed for a hard wire connection.....and it is not.

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          #5
          ok so i have to locate recpticle outside of outer edge of tub

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            #6
            Originally posted by cdcstansfield
            ok so i have to locate recpticle outside of outer edge of tub
            If you decide to do the job than yes, outside the tubs foot print.

            I would proably forget this one and move on if I had the choice.

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              #7
              Even if you install the receptacle outside the tub space you'd have a potentially unsafe situation. I'd advise against installing TV above the tub. If HO is adamant, I might be inclined to install the receptacle in a legal location and decline to install the TV. If anyone ever gets hurt from the TV and you installed it, you might have some liability.
              Formerly J Erickson as username.

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                #8
                the problem is she is one of my wifes friends,a neighbor and a single mother

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                  #9
                  It brings a tear to my eye when single mothers can't get their flat screen televisions installed above their bathtubs without violating the nec.
                  Don\'t hate the orange!

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                    #10
                    [COLOR=black]It is a real heartbreaker... [/COLOR]
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                    [COLOR=black]It's a tough call, leave it as is and they will use an extension cord, install it permanent and I would always feel responsible if someone got hurt.[/COLOR]

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                      #11
                      One would think the humidity would ruin the TV anyways...
                      "Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking."

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                        #12
                        what would you guys think if i was able to move tv above sink and use exsisting gfci

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                          #13
                          i dont think she is worried about humidity since tv is under $150

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by cdcstansfield
                            what would you guys think if i was able to move tv above sink and use exsisting gfci
                            Do as you wish, most electricians don't think water and electricity mix...
                            "Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking."

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                              #15
                              whats so great on TV anyhow?
                              "Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking."

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