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#84875 - 05/14/03 10:05 AM Bathroom switch location
Shinkman Offline
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Registered: 11/02/02
Posts: 6
Loc: Pennsylvania
Can anyone tell me the how far from a bathroom shower a bank of switches can be located. This is a stall shower with a shower curtain and rod? Is there a defined distance in the code? Is there an area where no switch is allowed period? Is it required to be GFCI protected? These switches will be for a timer/heater, timer/fan, and overhead general lighting that will include a shower fixture. Total of three.

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#84876 - 05/14/03 10:18 AM Re: Bathroom switch location
dana1028 Offline

Registered: 01/09/02
Posts: 163
Loc: San Carlos, CA
Fan/heater mentioned: (1999)
410-4(d) - bathtub/shower areas - keep the fixture(s)out of a zone 8 ft. above and 3 ft. out from tubs/showers.

This applies to fixtures only - not the switches...switches can be right next to the tub/shower.

380-4 - Wet Locations - Switches shall not be installed within wet locations in tub or shower spaces unless installed as part of a listed tub or shower assembly.

GFCI - not required but sure is a good idea.

#84877 - 05/14/03 01:19 PM Re: Bathroom switch location
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
Switches can't be within the shower or tub space. That's it.


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