Bathroom Outlet Locations for Electrical Safety
When installing a new outlet in a bathroom, how far from the water source must it be?
Permissible Locations for Bathroom GFCI Outlets
Question: When installing a new outlet in a bathroom, how far from the water source must it be? My bathroom is approx 6 x 8.
This electrical question came from: Bill, a Homeowner from Phila, Pa
Thanks for your electrical question Bill.
Bill, the outlets in the bathroom are required to be GFCI or ground fault protected and they should not be directly in or reachable while in the bathtub or shower. Because the outlets are required to be GFCI protected they may be installed at the sink area.
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Wiring Diagram GFI
The features and benefits of GFCI outlets and receptacles will give you a clear understanding of the importance why these safety devices are required by code to help protect you and your family against accidental electrical shock hazards.
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Bathroom Electrical Wiring Requirements
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