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Old 01-21-2009, 01:16 AM   #1
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I am considering moving an existing box in the middle of the bathroom over the shower to install a shower light. Before I do this, is there anything special I need to take into consideration? I have installed ceiling fixtures before but not over a shower. Thanks.

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If moving the box requies a splice, it must be in an accessible junction box. The box and fixture over the shower must be rated for installion in wet areas. Don't forget the permit.

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I believe it has to be gfci protected also.
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I believe it has to be gfci protected also.
Nope. Not unless the manufacturer requires it.
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The box and fixture over the shower must be rated for installion in wet areas. Don't forget the permit.

Actually it only needs to be rated for damp locations unless subjected to shower spray.
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