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Old 05-04-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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Light switch in wet wall?


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I have an alcove tub/shower and a linen closet in the same bathroom. They share a partition wall that houses the tub/shower fixtures. Am I allowed to install a light switch for the closet light in that shared wall? All electric wiring and the switch is separated from the copper pipe and fixtures by a stud. I want to install it next to the PVC vent as shown in in the picture.


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As long as your pipe doesn't leak, that wall isn't wet
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Aw man, I was hoping for some cool unique situation. Oh well!

**edit - if you're concerned and want peace of mind, you could GFCI protect that circuit...**
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**edit - if you're concerned and want peace of mind, you could GFCI protect that circuit...**
Peace of mind? Seriously? What possible benefit would that bring other than lightening his wallet?

As long as the work is done properly there is absolutely no danger there. If the pipe bursts inside the wall the wiring in there is a minor concern in the scope of things.
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Thanks, I couldn't find anything about it in my NEC book and it just seemed like one of those things that might "not be allowed". The switch is on the same 20A circuit as the rest of the bathroom which is protected by a GFCI outlet near the lav. If the pipe were to burst, I would think that the ceiling lights in the room below would pose the most threat anyway.

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