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#86010 - 08/27/03 12:24 PM Location of light switch for bathroom
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210.70(A)(1)Habitable Rooms. At least one wall switch-controlled lighting outlet shall be installed in every habitable room and bathroom.


Does this preclude the installation of a switch (to control the bathroom light) near the outside of a bathroom door? I am looking at the words "installed in..."

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#86011 - 08/27/03 01:15 PM Re: Location of light switch for bathroom
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the outlet is inside the room.

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#86012 - 08/27/03 05:18 PM Re: Location of light switch for bathroom
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Switch location in this case is up to you. You can put this switch anywhere in the house.

A nice installation might be to gang together all the light switches required by this section in one room. Homeowner might shoot you, but you would be in compliance with the code.
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#86013 - 08/27/03 05:23 PM Re: Location of light switch for bathroom
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OK, got it. The light is the outlet, the switch is what is controlling the outlet.

Personally, I don't like a switch outside of that room. You never know who might walk past and turn off the light

Thanks for the responses!

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