replacing a bathtub

Old 01-16-02, 09:20 PM
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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?
Old 01-17-02, 05:34 AM
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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!
Old 01-18-02, 10:14 AM
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Old Guy is right. If you waterproof the tub and surrounding area the outlet will not be an issue.

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