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service in bathroom #93649 06/02/05 08:49 PM
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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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Re: service in bathroom #93650 06/02/05 10:10 PM
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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. [Linked Image]

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Re: service in bathroom #93651 06/02/05 10:59 PM
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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.

Re: service in bathroom #93652 06/03/05 07:46 PM
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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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Re: service in bathroom #93653 06/07/05 03:24 PM
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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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Roger Offline
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What's the problem?

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Roger

Re: service in bathroom #93655 06/07/05 06:42 PM
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Alan Belson Offline
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No shower curtain.


Wood work but can't!
Re: service in bathroom #93656 06/07/05 07:05 PM
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Roger Offline
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Okay Alan. [Linked Image]

Roger

Re: service in bathroom #93657 06/08/05 01:14 PM
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macmikeman Offline
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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.

Re: service in bathroom #93658 06/08/05 06:48 PM
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luckyshadow Offline
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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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