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Old 02-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hey fellas, it's extremely dark in my shower. Especially when it's dark outside. Bathroom lighting is very poor.

In attached pic you can see there's a junction box approx 12" away from shower wall. This light is providing no light what so ever in shower. I cannot find a light that will work. Would like attach light to run whole length of glass with 4 or 5 spot lights. I would need the track to have its electrical connections on end so it will run length of shower. Are these customizable? Add how ever many lights to a track? All the ones I found with lights on them are either too short or do not have the electrical hookup at end of track, most electrical point is in center of light fixture. Thanks



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Hey fellas, it's extremely dark in my shower.
The shower remodel project should have included a recessed light or two
(with gasketed lens).

What is above the shower? Ideally it's open attic space.
If so... you're golden.
If not... you'll have more mess to clean up getting power where you need it.
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Yes it's open attic space above. That was another thought adding 2 pot lights above that's made for damp location. Not sure where I would run switch though. As seen in pic there is a double gang just outside of shower door. One light for walk in closet and one for pot lights above jacuzzi. Not sure how those switches passed code being there. As I can easily reach them while in shower. Not sure if that's on a GFI circuit or not. This house was built 2 years ago. Can I jumper power off the hot side of one of those switches to feed new switch? Making it a triple gang jb? Then I can fish wires up into attic?
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Those switches in first pic right by shower is on a regular 15amp circuit. As seen in this pic, breaker #30.



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It looks like the OP is in Canada, and answer based on the NEC may not be correct.
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In the US those switches are fine. Not sure why you think it's an automatic problem.
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Yes I'm in Canada. Just thought if your in water you shouldn't be able to reach a power source that is NOT gfi
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Yes I'm in Canada. Just thought if your in water you shouldn't be able to reach a power source that is NOT gfi
It's not a power source. It's a plastic switch with a plastic plate. Everything metal inside should be well grounded.
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Ok, so switching it out to a triple gang, jumping power from one of the 2 to the new switch is fine? Then gonna run 2 recessed lights above shower. Assuming the load is good for the 15amp circuit. I'm gonna run all this by an electrician I work with.

Sounds too easy of a job if that's the case. Gonna do same above bath tub in other upstairs bath.

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