Safe location rules for bathroom sink recepticle and light switch

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Locating electrical receptacles: where should electrical receptacles (outlets or wall plugs) be located?

This article series describes how to choose, locate, and wire an electrical receptacle in a home.

Electrical receptacles (also called electrical outlets or "plugs" or "sockets") are simple devices that are easy to install, but there are details to get right if you want to be safe.

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Recommended Wall Locations for Electrical Receptacles (Outlets)

The Six Foot Rule for Receptacles

A basic guideline for locating and spacing electrical receptacles in a residential building is that at no spot along the length of any building interior wall should the distance to the nearest receptacle be more than six feet....

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Hi, the answer about the water tank below is the right one. Water comes into your home via a rising main, usually in the kitchen or downstairs loo if there is one. This water is fresh water and gas passed all the water boards tests. The pipe then feeds the downstairs cold taps and toilet cisterns, water boiler, washing machine, dishwasher etc. The pipe then runs upstairs into the loft (usually) where it feeds a cold water tank in your loft. This tank has a ball **** in it (like your toilet cisterns) which shuts off the water when your tank is full. THis tank usually has a lid on it but there is never much care taken with this lid and pretty much every time the lid is moved, a load of dust and insulation strands etc fall into the tank. This contaminates the water a little and can make it unpleasant to drink although the outlet for the tank is usually 100mm un from the bottom of the tank so any debris sits on the bottom of the tank and does not get into the outlet pipe which...

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The defined areas of the bathroom are based on the rim of the tub or the shower stall threshold. The rule states "no cord-connected, hanging, pendant, lighting track or suspended ceiling paddle fan lighting fixture shall be located in an area within 8 feet vertically and 3 feet horizontally from the tub rim or shower stall threshold." Measure 3 feet away from the tub rim horizontally and 8 feet up from that point. This defines the boundary surrounding the tub. The code also states “this space is all encompassing and includes the space directly over the tub or shower stall." Fixtures installed within this tub or shower area should be marked “Suitable for Damp Locations” unless exposed to shower spray in which case they must be marked “Suitable for Wet...

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Bathrooms are damp and can use a lot of power. This creates special needs when it comes to wiring. This article will help you plan for appropriate electrical wiring to cover lighting, airflow, and safety devices in your bathroom. Everything from watertight lighting fixtures in bathing areas to effective ventilation to GFCI outlets for safety must be considered.

Lighting

We all know that bathrooms tend to be one of the darker rooms of the house.

For that reason, plenty of lights should be installed to provide enough general illumination but also to enhance areas like mirrors, showers, closets, and bathtub areas.

Bath and shower areas must have special fixtures. Light fixtures for these areas carry one of two ratings: damp locations and wet locations. A bathing area, sometimes called the "shower zone," includes the tub or shower area itself and the adjacent room area measured 3 feet horizontally from the rim of the tub or shower stall (that is, measuring...

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Electrical wiring FAQs for manufactured & mobile homes:

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