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Old 03-02-2011, 01:13 PM   #1
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I am working on designing an accessible bath in my basement, set up as a 'wet room' (tile everywhere, sloping floor to open shower in corner). What are the unique NEC electrical considerations, specifically with regards to outlets (as I suppose shower lights and a switch exterior to the room will suffice). The only 'wet room' stuff Google shows me is about the UK and Plan P, etc.

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well, any devices or appliances installed in the room would have to be rated for wet conditions and depending where they are, maybe even waterproof.

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No permanent electrical appliances, just need lighting and the code required outlet. Just curious how to handle that with an open air shower.
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The roll in shower I have seen still had sidewalls and a shower curtain to contain the spray.

I did not wire this any differently than any other bathroom.
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Thanks, that's good to know, I'll press forward with a logical design.
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There are several good threads over in Contractor talk--Kitchen and Bath--

The forum is for contractors only,but you can look and read. Roll in showers are a frequent topic.

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