Water Lines & Electrical Lines Proxiamety??

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Old 05-14-04, 01:05 PM
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Water Lines & Electrical Lines Proxiamety??

Not sure if this is the correct forum for this or not. But anyways....

I am just starting a bathroom in my basement and I have run into a situation I am not sure what the 'rules' are.
The bathroom is roughed in and the previous owner built a room beside the bathroom as an office. They ran the power lines through the "wet wall" and I am now concerned about running plumbing lines through the same wall. The water and electrical lines will be in pretty close proxiamety as well as a few outlets for the other room. There is a GFI outlet on the run though.

Is this a major problem?
 
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Old 05-14-04, 03:21 PM
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Not a problem. Since the cold water pipes might sweat a bit, I'd try not to let the cables actually touch the cold water pipes. If necessary, you could just put some of those cheap slip-on foam insulation covers on the pipes where the wires cross.
 
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Old 05-14-04, 06:35 PM
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Cool

Just to be clear as to what I am talking about I thought I would take a picture and post it here.

Here is what I am dealing with.



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Looks fine. Use some staples on those cables!
 
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Old 05-15-04, 07:36 AM
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electric lines...water linesf...

yeah, staple down those wires...before the cable enters the box and also running up the studs. Also, any where the romex might touch the copper pipe, the pipe must be insulated from the romex. When electric cables touch copper pipes, electrolisis occurs.
 
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Old 05-16-04, 09:06 AM
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Hold on before you drywall, check the plumbing codes where your at, UPC says you can not hide union fittings like the compression type your using inside a wall if you plan on drywalling.
 
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Old 05-17-04, 10:46 AM
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The whole area will be open and accessible from under the vanity. I don't plan on covering up.
 
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