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bath vent fan proximity protection needed? #196763
10/26/10 09:16 PM
10/26/10 09:16 PM
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crselectric  Offline OP
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Having trouble locating rule,one of those afternoons, Is it three feet from bath or shower, to require gfi prot.?
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Re: bath vent fan proximity protection needed? [Re: crselectric] #196767
10/26/10 09:50 PM
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crselectric  Offline OP
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three feet comes to mind, but I can't find in code?

Re: bath vent fan proximity protection needed? [Re: crselectric] #196768
10/26/10 09:52 PM
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KJay  Offline
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The fan manufacturer’s instructions for the ones I use usually only require GFCI for them when they are directly in or over the tub or shower itself.
A paddle fan would be a different story. Check out NEC 410.10[D] anyway.
Do you have other local requirement for this?

Re: bath vent fan proximity protection needed? [Re: KJay] #196770
10/26/10 10:48 PM
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KJay is right, 410.10(D) is where the 3 feet comes from but that is a paddle fan.

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(D) Bathtub and Shower Areas. No parts of cord-connected luminaires, chain-, cable-, or cord-suspended luminaires, lighting track, pendants, or ceiling-suspended (paddle) fans shall be located within a zone measured 900 mm (3 ft) horizontally and 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This zone is all encompassing and includes the space directly over the tub or shower stall. Luminaires located within the actual outside dimension of the bathtub or shower to a height of 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower threshold shall be marked for damp locations, or marked for wet locations where subject to shower spray.


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