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Old 02-12-2018, 12:01 AM   #1
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This is a picture my cousin down in Neb shared on FB of their home.

Question is this a legal place to have a light switch or what ever it is for? Seems really close to water to be a good spot.
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:03 AM   #2
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No idea. Donít see a shower head in the tub, so that is a plus though

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a glass door might make it impossible to touch while in the shower.

edit: if you can touch it while in the shower most likely not to code.
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You can definitely touch it while youíre in the bath
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If it is a switch, it is in compliance.
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You can definitely touch it while youíre in the bath
does not matter
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As long as it's not in the footprint
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Is that location considered safe, or merely compliant and bone-headed?
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This is a picture my cousin down in Neb shared on FB of their home.

Question is this a legal place to have a light switch or what ever it is for? Seems really close to water to be a good spot.
Is that window at least 5í off the floor or tempered?
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Is that window at least 5í off the floor or tempered?
Could not tell you, is that a code too? If so then I see a lot of new builds with the window closer to the floor then that.
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Could not tell you, is that a code too? If so then I see a lot of new builds with the window closer to the floor then that.
Itís code. Builders around here are getting hit left and right over it. Most of the time the lumber yards are taking the hit because they did the window take offs.
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Itís code. Builders around here are getting hit left and right over it. Most of the time the lumber yards are taking the hit because they did the window take offs.
Will have to ask the building inspector here about it next time ever talk to him. Like said see them all the time lower and know they are not tempered, Even did my own that way. Guess if ever came to it would have tempered glass put in mine.
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Will have to ask the building inspector here about it next time ever talk to him. Like said see them all the time lower and know they are not tempered, Even did my own that way. Guess if ever came to it would have tempered glass put in mine.
Our previous code was the 2009 and it was in there too but nobody was enforcing it until recently. There must have been a BO conference where it was brought up and now they’re all cracking down. Not many bathrooms are big enough to fit a window 5’ away from a tub or shower. Therefore, most windows not 5’ or more off the floor or safety glazed will be in violation.

Our code is the IRC.
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Is that location considered safe, or merely compliant.............
Yes.

The reason it's considered safe is no one has made a Proposal to the NFPA, replete with attendant data to back it up, to make a change in the NEC.
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An experienced (older) electrician told me you can't have any electrical box where you can reach it from the shower.
I always went with that.

If it is GFCI, that would make a difference.
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An experienced (older) electrician told me you can't have any electrical box where you can reach it from the shower.
I always went with that.

If it is GFCI, that would make a difference.
I've had lots of folks tell me stuff, doesn't mean it's correct. Unless it's Ken.
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An experienced (older) electrician told me you can't have any electrical box where you can reach it from the shower.
I always went with that.

If it is GFCI, that would make a difference.
yeah, I just thought of this today. if its GFCI its ok, just like every plug by a sink..

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