404.4 pertains to switches in wet locations, including shower stalls.
What I meant to say was: Nope. There are no requirements for switches pertaining to any specific distance to shower stalls. They however, cannot be installed within the stall unless installed as a part of a listed shower assembly.
[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 11-08-2002).]
-Virgil Residential/Commercial Inspector 5 Star Inspections Member IAEI
Here if the switch is within 6' they must be grnd. fault protected. 3' or less, it is not permited at all. I have always wondered.. can gets enough steam, gfi. trips. Then you are left in the shower with no light. That to me seems more dangerous. John