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Old 05-02-2010, 01:00 AM   #1
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My wife wants to place a rain shower head coming out of the ceiling.

However the down pipe for the shower will be in the same ceiling bay as the recessed light, with in 5 inches of the IC housing with a sealed lens.

What if any code is there about running a water pipe with shower head that close together with recessed lights?

I told her it may be a hair raising experience to say the least..lol

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Good question. Never had one exactly like this before. I cannot think of any code reference that would prevent you from doing this. I would make certain the shower head is well below the light, the the light is sealed and the light is on a GFCI.
Maybe someone else will have a NEC reference. Wait a little while and see.

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There is no restriction as to proximity to plumbing pipes with than they should not be touching.

Not to step on JV's toes, but GFI protection is not required for shower lights unless the manufacturer requires it, and most don't.

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There is no reastriction as to proximity to plumbing pipes with than they should not be touching.

Not to step on JV's toes, but GFI protection is not required for shower lights unless the manufacturer requires it, and most don't.
No problem Speedy. If the fixture is low enough to be touched I would have it on GFCI regardless of the non-requirement.
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What type of pipe is this? Copper? Pex? I had a similar question a couple weeks ago. Check this thread:

Can proximity to pvc pipe
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