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#112028 - 01/29/01 12:16 PM Panelboard under Tub
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Submitted by Bill Addiss

Came across this and thought that it was not a good design.
The Homeowners said that all the Homes in the area were built like this, with
the Bathtub directly over the panelboard. What were they thinking?

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#112029 - 01/29/01 03:35 PM Re: Panelboard under Tub
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
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It's a good example of why the plumber should "rough out" before the electrician...

#112030 - 10/26/03 09:50 PM Re: Panelboard under Tub
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Never in my life......
This is just silly!.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#112031 - 10/27/03 04:18 AM Re: Panelboard under Tub
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
This could be quite a show if the need arises to clean out that trap.
I don't like the black rx notched into the framing, but it does have a staple, unlike the others that don't appear to have any at all...S

#112032 - 10/27/03 06:44 AM Re: Panelboard under Tub
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
This is an 'Oldie' !

This was exposed during a Kitchen renovation. The picture was taken standing in the Kitchen.

BTW, I'm thinking the other side of this wall was probably open originally (especially because of the trap). It's like a Basement area that's a couple steps down from the Main level. But it's now a finished area and the panel is now in a Bathroom


#112033 - 10/27/03 06:50 AM Re: Panelboard under Tub
Ryan_J Offline

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
I have red-tagged jobs for additions that create bathrooms with panelboards in them. I would make them move the panel.
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#112034 - 10/27/03 01:48 PM Re: Panelboard under Tub
wa2ise Offline

Registered: 11/29/02
Posts: 769
Loc: Oradell NJ USA
A friend had his house expanded, and the panelboard that was in the garage is now over a toilet and next to the tub/ shower in a new bathroom. His contractor didn't pull any permits and got a "stop work" on the front door. Eventually the job got permitted and completed. But my friend and I had to fix the miswires on the GFCIs. He said something about the inspector mentioning that those were incorrect. I'll have to ask if he ever had the final insoections done, as as far as I know, an inspector won't pass a job even if only one error still exists. Unlike tests in school, where you can still pass if you get a few questions wrong. My friend is from Hong Kong, and may not know how things like this are done in the USA....

#112035 - 10/28/03 05:12 PM Re: Panelboard under Tub
mvpmaintman Offline

Registered: 09/15/03
Posts: 113
Loc: Manhattan, Kansas, USA
The panel definitely doesn't belong there, but is an excellent argument for using PVC drain pipe in locations where looks are not a factor.


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