Outlet in adjacent room within tub enclosure

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Old 06-11-17, 01:35 PM
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Outlet in adjacent room within tub enclosure

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I just want to double check that this is acceptable.

I removed a fiberglass tub/ shower unit which had the back of an outlet in the adjacent room wired behind the unit.
Since this was in place when the house was built in 1978, I suspect its fine.
But, I'm installing a tub with tile surround in that place and want to be sure it's safe to leave this configuration. I'm curious because it seems more likely to have water intrusion on that wall with a tile surround than the fiberglass unit I took out.

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

By the way, I plan to gfci protect that circuit at some point, regardless.
 
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In case it's relevant, I'm in California. Also, my current plan is to leave that interior wall as is and am assuming there is no reason to insulate or vapor barrier that wall.
 
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Old 06-11-17, 01:45 PM
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You do not have to do anything, no need for it to even be GFI protected.
There's just no way there should ever be enough moisture behind that wall to even touch the wiring.
The Red Guard on the surface of the tile board will be your vapor barrier.
Insulation will keep down the sound when someone showering in the room behind it.
 
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