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#84544 - 04/09/03 10:04 PM bath fixtures
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A light fixture is supposed to be 8' high and 3' out from the top of the bath tub. I assume this applies to ceiling fans too, correct?
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#84545 - 04/10/03 04:24 AM Re: bath fixtures
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Correct. 410.4(D)
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#84546 - 04/10/03 06:41 PM Re: bath fixtures
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Just to be politically correct, these fixtures would have to fit the descriptions given.(cord connected, hanging, lighting track, pendants, or as you mentioned ceiling suspended fans.

Russ
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#84547 - 04/14/03 07:13 AM Re: bath fixtures
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#84548 - 04/14/03 11:31 AM Re: bath fixtures
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What do you do if 3' out from the tub puts you up against the opposite wall of the bathroom?

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#84549 - 04/14/03 05:34 PM Re: bath fixtures
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Trainwire, you would have to use a recessed fixture listed for the application.
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#84550 - 04/14/03 06:10 PM Re: bath fixtures
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Ah, I think I understand,

The fan/light/heater/nightlight that's stuck up into the cieling is ok.

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#84551 - 04/14/03 07:08 PM Re: bath fixtures
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Is a standard ceiling-mounted fixture considered a "Hanging Fixture" as prohibited in 410.4(D) ?

Inspectors?

Bill
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#84552 - 04/14/03 07:30 PM Re: bath fixtures
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I don't think 410.4(D) applies to surface mounted wall or ceiling fixtures. If it does apply to surface mounted fixtures it would also apply to recessed fixtures since there aren't any exceptions. The Handbook states that recessed and surface mounted fixtures are acceptable within this zone.

Curt
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#84553 - 04/14/03 07:40 PM Re: bath fixtures
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Curt,

I agree that surface-mounted fixtures are permitted, and have never personally heard any AHJ objections to them, but I think we've got some differing opinions on that here.

Bill
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