Electric box behind shower wall
We are replacing the tile and backerboard around our shower. . .when we pulled the old gypsum board down, we realized that the back side of the outlet in one of the bedrooms is right behind the shower wall.
I figure we have 3 options:
1) leave it -- things were dry back there and will remain dry; we are also putting a vapor barrier over the studs to keep moisture from getting into the wall.
2) remove the outlet and route the wires up over the top edge of the shower
3) put a different type of box over the outlet; some type of waterproof box or maybe change it to a GFCI outlet?
Thanks for any help or suggestions!
There is a photo of it here:
I was wondering if anyone would notice something odd. . .
You have a good eye, Old Dog! The bathtub is actually dropped into the floor; the lip of the tub is about 4" off of the ground, so that outlet is at normal height in the room next door. . .but if the tub were at normal height; yes that outlet would be awfully high!