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    DIY Senior Member burleymike's Avatar
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    Default What is wrong with this bathroom

    Anybody know what the problem is here? It amazes me what happens in brand new construction.


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    Do you mean besides no mirror...

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    Looks like the lone receptical is not a GFCI. More of them woild also be nice. Not to mention tripping over the Roman tub facuet when you get into the tub.

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    It may be being fed with a GFCI breaker or being fed from another protected outlet...Many times I have seen a GFCI control on a wall in another part of the bathroom like a separate smaller room with a toilet in it...all these things can not be seen in the pic so there would be no way for us to know...

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    I would think another electrical outlet would be nice on the other end of the sink, I don't care much for the angles in the flooring or the color of the bath. It seems too cramped to me, maybe a badly designed bath arrangement. Other than that it is fine, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    It may be being fed with a GFCI breaker or being fed from another protected outlet...Many times I have seen a GFCI control on a wall in another part of the bathroom like a separate smaller room with a toilet in it...all these things can not be seen in the pic so there would be no way for us to know...
    Yep, seen this many times also. Good point.

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    Imagine, a curling iron or hair dryer getting knocked off the counter into the bathtub. Not to mention, the overall poor layout.

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    They wouldn't need a water heater.

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    Outlets shall not be installed in bathtub and shower spaces even if installed in a waterproof enclosure. 2002 NEC 406.8

    Perhaps its debatable to some that the outlet is within the tub space. There should be another outlet within 36" of the first basin. Perhaps it is on the sidewall that is cut off in the photo.

    Depending on your definition of "tub space" this may be to code but it is still dangerous and unprofessional.

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    If you can stand in the tub and reach the outlet it's to close.

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    Come on now...who doesn't want to curl or dry their hair while taking a bath and listen to raido or watch TV...

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    Default gfci

    That is why hair dryers and curlers have GFCI's on their cords AND the outlet is probably connected to a remote GFCI, which I despise because you have to go "find" it when the GFCI trips, unless it is in the same room.

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    Here, two sinks = two receps.

    I don't know if its NEC or not.

    The existing recep is legal.

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    Here, a single receptacle would either be in the center, or in the corner where most people would store their devices.

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    I hope that window is made from laminated glass.

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