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Panel Under Tub #153640 10/27/03 10:17 AM
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Bill Addiss Offline OP
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[Linked Image]

What does the Building Code(s) have to say about this?

This house was probably 30+ years old and this wall was opened during a Kitchen renovation. I was told all of the homes in the development were like this.

If an Inspector was here now to inspect some new rough-in items would he, or could he say anything about the trap being over the panel, or that the panel (other side of wall) is now in a Bathroom?

Bill


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Re: Panel Under Tub #153641 10/28/03 03:55 PM
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This is an excellent example.
I will give you my [Linked Image] interpretation, This is not too uncommon and in this installation I think it is permitted. Water can leak down from most anywhere above a panel and if we had to worry about bathrooms/kitchens or any sinks, it would limit us in a lot of dwellings.

Pierre


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Re: Panel Under Tub #153642 10/28/03 04:38 PM
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Bill Addiss Offline OP
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does a Plumbing trap have to be accessible?

In this case it will be sealed up in the wall again when the room is finished.

Bill


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Re: Panel Under Tub #153643 10/28/03 06:58 PM
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Ryan_J Offline
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Those particular types of fittings are called "slip-joint", and yes they must be accessible. Not all traps need to be accessible, just slip-joints.


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Re: Panel Under Tub #153644 10/30/03 09:25 PM
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Roger Offline
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Back to the electrical part of the installation. Now that the wall is open, wouldn't most inspectors require proper supporting of the NM?

Roger

Re: Panel Under Tub #153645 10/30/03 09:58 PM
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Hi Roger, The ahj's I've dealt with in your state certainly would.

Russell


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