I was wondering if there are any NEC codes on
the minimum distance an outlet has to be from the sink or
shower. I wanted to add a outlet or two to the bathroom
and plan on rewiring. I plan on putting in a new
20 amp line just for the circuits.
Tom: AIUI Slightly different codes different areas.
GFCI type outlets are now mandatory and a sensible idea in many
North American jurisdictions.
Best to check local codes; also I understand that you can either
install two separate/independent GFCI duplex outlets, on the same
20 amp circuit, or are available so that the first GFCI outlet
can protect itself and other 'ordinary' duplex outlets
'downstream' of it.
Personally don't like AC outlets in bathrooms at all! Even our
'shaver outlet' with its very safe very low power isolating
transformer is now illegal here. Good thing is that you can't use
it for anything heavier than a shaver etc. that avoids the
temptation to plug in a hair dryer or something that 'just might'
fall into a bathful of water!
Naaaaa.... I never had any desire to blow dry
my hair while sitting in the bathtub... :)
People do amaze me though...
Anyway, I do have all the electrics ready, but
there are certain devices I would want in the bathroom.
I wanted to keep the max. distance from the sink while
minimizing any kind on spiderweb of electic plugs.
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