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#182352 - 11/24/08 11:13 AM GFCI in a shower room  
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I have a multiunit elderly housing that has a large room and is subdivided into shower with a curtain and a drying area.
Is this whole room considred a shower or the part behind the curtain is the shower area.
The client wants to have a GFCI receptacle in the drying area. And if i call the whole room a shower room then i can't install a receptacle in the shower.

how would you interpret this room?

Thanks for your comments.


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#182354 - 11/24/08 01:09 PM Re: GFCI in a shower room [Re: Niko]  
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A similar issue can come up in many other places. It's a design decision, a time for 'professional judgement.'

Since there is a curtain, you can use that to define the "shower area." You can also consider the spray / wet area of the room.

There's no reason to consider an entire room to be the shower, just because there's no separate shower pan, and the entire place is tiled.


#182359 - 11/24/08 02:59 PM Re: GFCI in a shower room [Re: renosteinke]  
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Thank you.
Now that i know the whole room is not considered shower room i will call the area behind the curtain a shower.
I have suggested a wall mounted hair dryer. But i don't if they will go with that option or not?



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#182369 - 11/24/08 10:03 PM Re: GFCI in a shower room [Re: Niko]  
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Many "wall mounted hair dryers" are but hand dryers, mounted at a different height. Visit any health club, and take a good look!

That said, they usually each require their own circuit, and are often 240v.


#182373 - 11/24/08 11:15 PM Re: GFCI in a shower room [Re: renosteinke]  
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I did see few of them mounted about 48 inch AFF { 1200mm } and some do have adjustable blower nozzle so they can used either hand dryer or hair/face dryer.

Yeah most case the powerfull units are wired 208 volt or higher 240v is most common but yeah expect to run into 277v verison as well.

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