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service in bathroom #93649
06/02/05 08:49 PM
06/02/05 08:49 PM
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kennyillsley  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 6
Tewksbury,Ma.
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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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
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]

[This message has been edited by Electricmanscott (edited 06-02-2005).]

Re: service in bathroom #93651
06/02/05 10:59 PM
06/02/05 10:59 PM
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HLCbuild  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 209
Herndon,Va USA
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
06/03/05 07:46 PM
Tom  Offline
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Posts: 1,044
Shinnston, WV USA
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
06/07/05 03:24 PM
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kennyillsley  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 6
Tewksbury,Ma.
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

Re: service in bathroom #93654
06/07/05 05:56 PM
06/07/05 05:56 PM
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Roger  Offline
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Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
N.C.
What's the problem?

[Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Roger

Re: service in bathroom #93655
06/07/05 06:42 PM
06/07/05 06:42 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
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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N.C.
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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Posts: 717
Honolulu, Hawaii
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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Posts: 315
Maryland USA
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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