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#16281 - 11/08/02 09:24 PM Shower Switch Location  
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Is a switch for a recessed light in a residential home shower required to be 5 ft away?


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#16282 - 11/08/02 10:15 PM Re: Shower Switch Location  
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Nope. There are no requirements for switches pertaining to shower spaces.
(That I'm aware of)
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#16283 - 11/08/02 11:21 PM Re: Shower Switch Location  
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Allow me to correct myself...

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.

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#16284 - 11/08/02 11:53 PM Re: Shower Switch Location  
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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


#16285 - 11/09/02 01:20 AM Re: Shower Switch Location  
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Good point scjohn, I was thinking the same thing earlier today.


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#16286 - 11/09/02 01:34 AM Re: Shower Switch Location  
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For a spa or hot tub Art 680-40(3)(c) says wall switches must be 5ft from the inside edge, but I could not find anything on shower switch locations.


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