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#82156 - 10/20/02 03:54 PM Tub and Shower Fixtures GFCI?
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I know many manufacturers require GFCI protection for fixtures when used in Tub and Shower locations.

Does the NEC also have this requirement?

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#82157 - 10/20/02 04:29 PM Re: Tub and Shower Fixtures GFCI?
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The NEC does not require GFCI protection of fixtures over tub or shower enclosures but if the fixture manufacture requires protection then you must provide it.

You say that many manufactures require GFCI protection? I have never seen this requirement on any fixtures other than fans.

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#82158 - 10/20/02 04:49 PM Re: Tub and Shower Fixtures GFCI?
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Curt,

Your right, now that I think about it, I have only seen it required by manufactures of bath fan and bath fan/lite combos.

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#82159 - 10/20/02 06:02 PM Re: Tub and Shower Fixtures GFCI?
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If I'm not mistaken, Progress Recessed Canisters (P87-AT) and the Shower Trims (P8025-60) require GFCI protection for use in shower stalls.
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#82160 - 10/21/02 03:46 AM Re: Tub and Shower Fixtures GFCI?
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Q~ how many take advantage of the EX to 210.11(C)(3) here vs. blank faced GFI's?

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#82161 - 10/21/02 01:35 PM Re: Tub and Shower Fixtures GFCI?
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Sparky,

I almost always provide GFCI protection in tub and shower enclosures for fixtures regardless of whether or not the manufacturer requires it. I do so most often using the execption you mention.

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#82162 - 10/22/02 01:55 AM Re: Tub and Shower Fixtures GFCI?
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spyder,
me too.
those blank faced GFI's were a hard sell for me.

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