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Bathroom wiring code - how close can receptacle be to toilet/floor

Hi,

I need to place a receptacle near a toilet.
Are there any codes that outline how close a receptacle can be?
Also, do bathroom have minimal height requirements?
 
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Old 03-01-19, 02:14 AM
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There is no distance from a toilet. There are measurements from a sink. It needs to be within 3 foot of the sink and near the top surface.
 
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thanks. If there is an outlet already within this rule near the sink I can add another one wherever I want?
 
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Yes, you can put a outlet anywhere you want near a toilet. It must be GFCI protected since it's in a bathroom and near water. I have one down low and near the toilet for a Japanese style toilet seat (lots of buttons...). The inspector asked out of curiosity but it was permitted.
 
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I have one down low and near the toilet for a Japanese style toilet seat (lots of buttons...).

Heated toilet seats need a receptacle in the same approximate location.
 
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that is exactly my reason for the receptacle near toilet....

BTW. is there a minimal distance from enclosed shower?
 
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As long as the receptacle is outside the footprint of the tub or shower it will meet code.
 
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Thanks.

I am in an area where I have to use conduit. Does anyone know whether there are rules that for a short run (4ft) Romex can be acceptable?
 
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You will have to call your city to find if there are any exceptions for short runs. Otherwise, just use some FMC.
 
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If your local codes call for conduit I don't know why they would allow short sections without it.
 
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Chicago has very strict electrical codes 1 of the major reasons is to protect union jobs. I'm not sure if it's even legal for a homeowners to do any wiring In their home. You may or may not care about permits I'm quite sure one would be required for the work you are doing.104
 
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