replacing a bathtub


  #1  
Old 01-16-02, 09:20 PM
Guest
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
replacing a bathtub

We are replacing our bathtub and found that on the wall where the tub goes there is an electrical outlet that goes to our bedroom on the other side of the wall, this outlet is not protected from the bathtub by any structure and this makes me nervous......can you install the tub with the sheetrock going all the way to the floor to protect the tub from the out let or do you have to cut the sheetrock off at the top of the bath tub as it shows in all the directions that we have seen so far? And is this common to have an electrical outlet in such a place?
 
  #2  
Old 01-17-02, 05:34 AM
Mike Swearingen's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Northeastern NC On The Albemarle Sound
Posts: 10,701
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Cool

It's perfectly o.k. to have an outlet on an opposite wall adjacent to a bath tub, as long as the tub and surround don't leak water onto it.
It's not uncommon.
Install your tub as it's supposed to be.
Good Luck!
Mike
 
  #3  
Old 01-18-02, 10:14 AM
GuruCory
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Old Guy is right. If you waterproof the tub and surrounding area the outlet will not be an issue.



---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I reserve the right to be wrong. And if I ask enough people, I usually am.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: