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Old 12-31-2008, 05:13 PM   #1
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Im putting in a tile shower replacing a clawfoot tub and the shower pan goes past where the light switchi s currently located. The shower pan is 34" the distance from corner to door trim is 35" It is wide trim 4.5" and can fit an electrical box there but there is a stud behind the wall where I want the switch to go. What can I do? here is a layout sketch

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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FLip it 180 to the other side of the wall? The switch won't be in the room, but it aint the worst thing in the world.

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Im putting in a tile shower replacing a clawfoot tub and the shower pan goes past where the light switchi s currently located. The shower pan is 34" the distance from corner to door trim is 35" It is wide trim 4.5" and can fit an electrical box there but there is a stud behind the wall where I want the switch to go. What can I do? here is a layout sketch

http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/r...coats/bath.jpg

What about the wall on the right just about a 6" to a foot past where the door opens. Then you could consider the install of a motion sensor switch. Make sure the switch has a good view of the shower though so it doesn't turn off while in the shower. & or put it on a long shut off time (most can go to 30 min).

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FLip it 180 to the other side of the wall? The switch won't be in the room, but it aint the worst thing in the world.
Agreed! This is exactly what i had to do with my b/r renos. project!
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