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Illustrated Changes to the NEC, 2005 Edition - Part 2

Article 406

Receptacles, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Plugs (Caps)

406.8 Receptacles in Damp or Wet Locations

Revised wording clarifies where a receptacle isn't permitted in a bathroom.

(C) Bathtub and Shower Space. Receptacles must not be installed within or directly over a bathtub or shower stall. Figure 406-4

Author's Comment: Receptacles must be located no less than 5 ft from any spas or hot tubs [680.21(A)(1) and 680.43(A)(1)].

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