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#93649 - 06/02/05 05:49 PM service in bathroom
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Registered: 04/27/04
Posts: 6
Loc: Tewksbury,Ma.
Went to look at an addition for a resi job and found the service in a basement bathroom the H.O. installed sometime years ago. I called wire inspector but have not heard from him yet. Can I wire to this panel or does H.O. need new service?

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#93650 - 06/02/05 07:10 PM Re: service in bathroom
Electricmanscott Offline
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Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
My opinion is that this is an existing installation and can be left as is. I have no problem with you powering circuits form it but I know others will.

[This message has been edited by Electricmanscott (edited 06-02-2005).]

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#93651 - 06/02/05 07:59 PM Re: service in bathroom
HLCbuild Offline
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Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 206
Loc: Herndon,Va USA
I had a similar problem. I had a homeowner build a clothes closet around his panel. The inspector made me take out the rod and shelf. He let me slide on the working clearance....I think your bathroom issue is an existing problem that a good inspector will demand be corrected.

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#93652 - 06/03/05 04:46 PM Re: service in bathroom
Tom Offline
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Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
Sounds to me like someone did some work without a permit. The electrical inspector may actually be required by law (varies wildly from area to area) to force the homeowner to remove this code violation. Best to wait for the authoritative answer from your AHJ.

Tom
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#93653 - 06/07/05 12:24 PM Re: service in bathroom
kennyillsley Offline
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Registered: 04/27/04
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Loc: Tewksbury,Ma.
Just an update... The inspector Said get it out of the bathroom Gonna update to a 200Amp and use the panel as a splice box. Thanks for your input

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#93654 - 06/07/05 02:56 PM Re: service in bathroom
Roger Offline
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Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
What's the problem?



Roger

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#93655 - 06/07/05 03:42 PM Re: service in bathroom
Alan Belson Offline
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Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
No shower curtain.
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Wood work but can't!

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#93656 - 06/07/05 04:05 PM Re: service in bathroom
Roger Offline
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Registered: 05/18/02
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Okay Alan.

Roger

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#93657 - 06/08/05 10:14 AM Re: service in bathroom
macmikeman Offline
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Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 718
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
First and most glaring thing I saw was the cracked tile just below the shower head. This could become a very very dangerous situation if MOLD develops. Somebody could be injured here.

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#93658 - 06/08/05 03:48 PM Re: service in bathroom
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Registered: 01/04/05
Posts: 305
Loc: Maryland USA
Is that Green paint Lead paint ? If so some one should paint over it to prevent any more paint from peeling.

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