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Old 05-01-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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I wanted to use the space above a bathtub for putting in an on-demand electrical water heater and some a sub panel and other electrical connections.

With 10 foot ceilings I have about 40 inches to work with. My plan is to separate
the water heater and pipes from all electrical connections into a separate water tight compartment and to further isolate the electrical area from the bathtub area by spray foaming the walls and "floor" of the compartment with watertite and putting on a sealed access door.

Any suggestions to help me are most welcome and can I do this within code?

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Electrical panels are not allowed in bathrooms in the USA.

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As stated it does not meet code
Locate the sub in another room, basement or anywhere else
Also not allowed in a clothes closet
Min clearaces needed

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Are you serious you want to know if it is alright to put a panel above a bath tub.

I know everyone says there is no such thing as a dumb question but this may very well be one of the first.
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Just make sure it's easily accessible if you are sitting in the bath tub. If by chance the breaker for the lights trips you don't want to have to get out or stand up in the bath tub all wet, in the dark, in order to locate the breaker. That would be a falling hazard.
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just make sure it's easily accessible if you are sitting in the bath tub. If by chance the breaker for the lights trips you don't want to have to get out or stand up in the bath tub all wet, in the dark, in order to locate the breaker. That would be a falling hazard.
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I know everyone says there is no such thing as a dumb question but this may very well be one of the first.

He asked...and will now (probably) not do it. So he did the right thing by asking.

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