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Bath exhaust fan #199889
03/13/11 09:35 PM
03/13/11 09:35 PM
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I have a customer that has pointed out that they have a bathroom exhaust fan mounted on the ceiling in the tub area. It has a metal Pull chain.

Does this fan need relocated if i get rid of the pull chain and install a wall switch.

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Re: Bath exhaust fan [Re: dougwells] #199894
03/13/11 10:59 PM
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I don't know of a rule against a fan within a certain distance of a tub.

Re: Bath exhaust fan [Re: dougwells] #199896
03/14/11 12:13 AM
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America- NEC- 410.10(D)

Is there a luminaire associated with this fan?
(My spell check hates Luminaire- Oh well)

If there is,this will affect your code.

Re: Bath exhaust fan [Re: dougwells] #199900
03/14/11 02:09 AM
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No Light smile

Re: Bath exhaust fan [Re: dougwells] #199904
03/14/11 06:54 AM
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I was on a job where the fan got installed above the tub (wasn't me smile ). Inspector didn't make us move it... and he doesn't miss much.

I wouldn't install one in a tub, but I also wouldn't relocate one out of a tub either, unless I was told to by customer or inspector.
Are you good at drywall?

Re: Bath exhaust fan [Re: dougwells] #199905
03/14/11 07:25 AM
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I had a look through the book and came across

22-102 (4)(5) ....

So, if a bathtub area is considered a class 1 location, then any equipment installed in the tub would have to be drip proof, weatherproof, watertight. But one could argue that the fan is actually in the attic....

Fan grills are designed to minimize splashing aswell.

GFIing the circuit is a possibility too.

Re: Bath exhaust fan [Re: dougwells] #199912
03/14/11 11:12 AM
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I don't think a bathtub is a classified area. It's probably a pool.


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