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Old 07-22-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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i am remodeling a bath. i replaced the tub with a deeper one. i am ready to put in the shower valve and have a question.

the old shower valve was 4inches lower than the new one i am putting in due to the increase in tub depth. there is an electrical wire (romex) that ran above the old valve. my new valve location will be right in front of the wire. the back will actually touch the wire. i am wondering if the wire is ok or if it needs to be moved so that it remains above the valve.


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If the cable is metal it shouldn't touch the valve or any copper.

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i am remodeling a bath. i replaced the tub with a deeper one. i am ready to put in the shower valve and have a question.

the old shower valve was 4inches lower than the new one i am putting in due to the increase in tub depth. there is an electrical wire (romex) that ran above the old valve. my new valve location will be right in front of the wire. the back will actually touch the wire. i am wondering if the wire is ok or if it needs to be moved so that it remains above the valve.
Since its NM type wire, I wouldn't fuss over it...
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I'd try and bend the wire out of the way so it's not touching, but that's it.
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The "(romex)" was edited after I responded.
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