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  1. #1
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    Default Service panel in bathroom

    I know it is wrong to have a service panel in a bathroom but this house was built in 1985. Were the codes in force then for this installation?

    Jim

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    Default Re: Service panel in bathroom

    Jim
    I do not know what the code was in 1985, so I cannot answer your question. However, we all see examples where the code has changed since the home was built. Report it as it applies to the standards in use at this time.
    For example:
    The service panel is located in the bathroom.
    It may, or may not, have been allowed when the home was built, however it is no longer allowed in new construction. This is a safety issue, and safety does not care what codes was in effect.
    I recommend that you consult with a qualified electrical contractor about relocating the service panel to a safer location.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Service panel in bathroom

    From what I've found, 1993 appears to be the first year this type of installation was addressed as a prohibited location.

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    Default Re: Service panel in bathroom

    Thanks fellows, I thought 1993 was the first time it was addressed.

    Thanks for the imput!

    Jim


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