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#153640 - 10/27/03 07:17 AM Panel Under Tub
Bill Addiss Offline
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What does the Building Code(s) have to say about this?

This house was probably 30+ years old and this wall was opened during a Kitchen renovation. I was told all of the homes in the development were like this.

If an Inspector was here now to inspect some new rough-in items would he, or could he say anything about the trap being over the panel, or that the panel (other side of wall) is now in a Bathroom?

Bill
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#153641 - 10/28/03 12:55 PM Re: Panel Under Tub
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This is an excellent example.
I will give you my interpretation, This is not too uncommon and in this installation I think it is permitted. Water can leak down from most anywhere above a panel and if we had to worry about bathrooms/kitchens or any sinks, it would limit us in a lot of dwellings.

Pierre
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#153642 - 10/28/03 01:38 PM Re: Panel Under Tub
Bill Addiss Offline
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does a Plumbing trap have to be accessible?

In this case it will be sealed up in the wall again when the room is finished.

Bill
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#153643 - 10/28/03 03:58 PM Re: Panel Under Tub
Ryan_J Offline
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Those particular types of fittings are called "slip-joint", and yes they must be accessible. Not all traps need to be accessible, just slip-joints.
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#153644 - 10/30/03 06:25 PM Re: Panel Under Tub
Roger Offline
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Back to the electrical part of the installation. Now that the wall is open, wouldn't most inspectors require proper supporting of the NM?

Roger
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#153645 - 10/30/03 06:58 PM Re: Panel Under Tub
ga.sparky56 Offline
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Hi Roger, The ahj's I've dealt with in your state certainly would.

Russell
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