Running Romex next to a copper DWV pipe?

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Old 01-16-05, 03:13 PM
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Running Romex next to a copper DWV pipe?

I need to run 2 15 amp circuits down a wall for bathroom remodeling. the easiest drop for me is to drop the romex right down, next to the big copper drain wast vent pipe. Is there any reason why this would be a problem? (some wierd thing about electrical line running parallel to a copper pipe?)

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Old 01-16-05, 03:31 PM
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This is done all the time and there is no problem.
 
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Old 01-16-05, 07:39 PM
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I hope these circuits are not for any receptacles in the bathroom.
 
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Old 01-17-05, 02:12 AM
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This is done all the time

Sometimes on a plumbing repair call I'm standing in a pool of water, connected to wiring. A dozen times I've seen boxes drenched because they were put under or close to sources of potential leaks. If you can't imagine the house will ever have leaks, then no worries. Otherwise, use the common sense that sparked your question!
 
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Old 01-17-05, 05:26 AM
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Yes, bathroom

Yes, they are for a bathroom, but I have never had a leak problem in my bathrooms, certinally not a leak from the big copper DWV pipe!
 
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Old 01-17-05, 06:42 AM
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In the U.S., bathroom receptacles must be on a 20-amp circuit, not a 15-amp circuit. And there are restrictions about what else can be on the same circuit and where the receptacles can and cannot, must and must not, be located. There are lots of electrical codes for bathrooms (as their should be), so study up.
 
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Old 01-18-05, 08:53 PM
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Mr. Nelson:

You piqued my curiosity.

Why does code call for 20 amp circuits in a bathroom ?

Most older (circa 1970s) homes have only 15 amp services in the bathrooms, and they are part of branches that service bedrooms and other areas.
 
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Old 01-18-05, 09:03 PM
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Times change. In this case, change brought hair dryers. The code follows the culture.
 
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