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GFCI in a shower room #182352
11/24/08 11:13 AM
11/24/08 11:13 AM
Niko  Offline OP
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I have a multiunit elderly housing that has a large room and is subdivided into shower with a curtain and a drying area.
Is this whole room considred a shower or the part behind the curtain is the shower area.
The client wants to have a GFCI receptacle in the drying area. And if i call the whole room a shower room then i can't install a receptacle in the shower.

how would you interpret this room?

Thanks for your comments.


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Re: GFCI in a shower room [Re: Niko] #182354
11/24/08 01:09 PM
11/24/08 01:09 PM
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A similar issue can come up in many other places. It's a design decision, a time for 'professional judgement.'

Since there is a curtain, you can use that to define the "shower area." You can also consider the spray / wet area of the room.

There's no reason to consider an entire room to be the shower, just because there's no separate shower pan, and the entire place is tiled.

Re: GFCI in a shower room [Re: renosteinke] #182359
11/24/08 02:59 PM
11/24/08 02:59 PM
Niko  Offline OP
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Thank you.
Now that i know the whole room is not considered shower room i will call the area behind the curtain a shower.
I have suggested a wall mounted hair dryer. But i don't if they will go with that option or not?



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Re: GFCI in a shower room [Re: Niko] #182369
11/24/08 10:03 PM
11/24/08 10:03 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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Many "wall mounted hair dryers" are but hand dryers, mounted at a different height. Visit any health club, and take a good look!

That said, they usually each require their own circuit, and are often 240v.

Re: GFCI in a shower room [Re: renosteinke] #182373
11/24/08 11:15 PM
11/24/08 11:15 PM
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I did see few of them mounted about 48 inch AFF { 1200mm } and some do have adjustable blower nozzle so they can used either hand dryer or hair/face dryer.

Yeah most case the powerfull units are wired 208 volt or higher 240v is most common but yeah expect to run into 277v verison as well.

Merci,Marc


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