Light switch in shower

Old 06-23-04, 05:52 PM
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Light switch in shower

I am purchasing a new home and while checking out the bathroom noticed an existing light switch in the shower for an overhead light. The inspector said that this is not code, but there may be a special type of switch or something that we could get so that it wouldn't be an issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 06-23-04, 06:25 PM
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There is no way I know of that would allow you to have a switch inside a shower. You could relocate the switch to just outside the shower, but you can't have it in the shower, at least not that I know about.
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Hopefully this is a pneumatic switch. Otherwise, it's insane.
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I know of a house with duplex receptacles in both of the tub/showers. Really.

The bathrooms are being redone, which will eliminate these outlets. But they were like that for decades.

Scary, no?
Old 06-24-04, 05:38 PM
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thanks for the thoughts, we will be getting rid of it.
Old 06-27-04, 06:50 PM
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If it were allowed, I would think it would require a waterproof enclosure. This is a new outlet box and a cover. Your standard light switch is installed, the cover goes over it and operates the switch via integrated lever. It's approved for wet locations, though I don't know that they were thinking showers.

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