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Old 03-18-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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In our remodel, the plumber has run Aquapex Plumbing through the new bathroom ceiling near the area where I had planned to install a Nutone Heater/Vent combo. Is this going to be a problem?

Besides the obvious of water not mixing with electricity, what other code issues am I looking at. How can I make this a safer installation?

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I am unclear as to how this is "unsafe". I am also curious as to how water and electricity are "mixing".

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Maybe you could get the plumber to run the water in the fan to disperse the water at different rates. Something like ranging from a water sprinkler system to fight a fire to a light mist to cool off in.
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love jcalvin's answer.

there is no code violation (at least electrical) from what you posted. As long as the pipe does not leak, there is no concern with anything getting wet.

It's like a roof; as long as it works right, nothing gets wet and all is well in Electronville.

If this has not been installed yet, be sure your are to install you vent is clear and open so you do not have to mess with the water lines and there is no chance of you accidentally making a hole in the water lines.
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I am unclear as to how this is "unsafe". I am also curious as to how water and electricity are "mixing".
There not. However, if a leak should ever occur, however unlikely, water could potentially mix with electricity. Just want a safe, permanent installation.

I'm putting up beaded ceiling panels and I don't want to ever have to rip this out to do repairs.
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However, if a leak should ever occur, however unlikely, water could potentially mix with electricity. Just want a safe, permanent installation.
This could be said about MANY areas in a home. It is impossible to avoid such interaction.
I think you are looking for, or assuming there will be, a problem where none exists, due to the close proximity.





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I'm putting up beaded ceiling panels and I don't want to ever have to rip this out to do repairs.
Then make sure your Pex guy knows what he is doing.
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