Relocating oultets to another side of the wall

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Old 12-15-13, 07:18 PM
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Relocating oultets to another side of the wall

Hi,
I am remodeling a bathroom and would like to have a clear wall (to install a mirror) there two receptacles on that wall, receptacle #1 (non GFI) and #2 is the door bell transformer on a J-box.
I really don't see the value of having two receptacles in one bathroom, unless someone can give me a reason otherwise, i was going to make a hole on the opposite side of the wall and "move" the outlets there.
Is it permissible?
 
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Old 12-15-13, 07:24 PM
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You need one receptacle within 3' of the basin. If you do not have a 20 amp circuit for the bathroom, now would be the time to add it.
 
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Thank you for the quick reply!

I have one outlet right next to the vanity, assuming that shower does not count, does it?
 
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If within 3' of the vanity it will count.
 
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Thanks again,

It is actually barely, but within 3 feet.
Does the drain have to be within 3 feet or the shower perimeter?

Just curious, would you happen to know what is the logic behind the 3 feet rule?
Hope has nothing to do with the length of the hair dryer cord
 
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The shower does not apply here.

I believe the receptacle location is associated with appliance wire lengths.
 
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Bathrooms need to be on there own 20 amp GFI protected circuit.
 
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Old 12-17-13, 08:58 PM
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Relocating bathroom outlets

A 20-amp circuit is required to supply receptacles in a bathroom. The circuit can supply bathroom receptacles in more than one bathroom but no other outlets are permitted on that circuit. If you have a single 20-amp circuit going to one bathroom only, it is allowed to supply the receptacles, fans and lights in that bathroom but cannot then go to another bathroom. If you move you outlets to another room you would have make them junction boxes and not receptacles for that room to be code compliant.
 
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