ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Air Compressor feeder conductor sizing
by Potseal. 01/15/18 09:08 PM
VDE 0100 to introduce AFCIs
by LongRunner. 01/15/18 11:38 AM
Under carpet cable?
by HotLine1. 01/15/18 09:57 AM
Any New Years Resolutions?
by Bill Addiss. 01/13/18 10:21 AM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 25 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Bathroom switch location #84875
05/14/03 12:05 PM
05/14/03 12:05 PM
S
Shinkman  Offline OP
Junior Member
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 6
Pennsylvania
Can anyone tell me the how far from a bathroom shower a bank of switches can be located. This is a stall shower with a shower curtain and rod? Is there a defined distance in the code? Is there an area where no switch is allowed period? Is it required to be GFCI protected? These switches will be for a timer/heater, timer/fan, and overhead general lighting that will include a shower fixture. Total of three.

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
Re: Bathroom switch location #84876
05/14/03 12:18 PM
05/14/03 12:18 PM
D
dana1028  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 163
San Carlos, CA
Fan/heater mentioned: (1999)
410-4(d) - bathtub/shower areas - keep the fixture(s)out of a zone 8 ft. above and 3 ft. out from tubs/showers.

This applies to fixtures only - not the switches...switches can be right next to the tub/shower.

380-4 - Wet Locations - Switches shall not be installed within wet locations in tub or shower spaces unless installed as part of a listed tub or shower assembly.

GFCI - not required but sure is a good idea.

Re: Bathroom switch location #84877
05/14/03 03:19 PM
05/14/03 03:19 PM
E
Electricmanscott  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
Switches can't be within the shower or tub space. That's it.


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
HCE727
HCE727
Delaware County, PA, USA
Posts: 186
Joined: November 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 23
Admin 19
Potseal 13
Popular Topics(Views)
243,513 Are you busy
180,304 Re: Forum
170,802 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.025s Queries: 14 (0.016s) Memory: 0.9491 MB (Peak: 1.0754 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-01-16 21:10:46 UTC