Bathroom Ceiling Fan

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Old 05-02-14, 06:13 AM
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Bathroom Ceiling Fan

For some reason, I can't find an recent thread where this was discussed, so I'll inquire anew....

I'm working off an old code book (2003) with regard to a ceiling fan in a bathroom. Ceilings are 9 ft and the center location would be just outside of the curb of a large jetted tub. As I read the code, the fan has to be no closer than 7.5 ft from the highest water level of the tub and be GFCI protected. Question is the 7.5 ft distance from max. water level to what? Lowest portion of the fan?, or ceiling fan rough in box? Either way, I need an easy way to describe the issue to my clients as it is a requested component in a bathroom remodel.

They have a friend with one in a bath so I am getting questioned on why there is any issue at all. Although, I have no idea if the friends was installed to code or if it was a DIY install. Thanks guys!
 
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Old 05-04-14, 01:10 PM
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Lotta lookers but zero takers - Running up the pole to see if the crew was just on vacation or not.
 
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Old 05-04-14, 01:45 PM
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2008 410.10

(D) Bathtub and Shower Areas. No parts of cord-
connected luminaires, chain-, cable-, or cord-suspended lu-
minaires, lighting track, pendants, or ceiling-suspended
(paddle) fans
shall be located within a zone measured
900 mm (3 ft) horizontally and 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from
the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This
zone is all encompassing and includes the space directly
over the tub or shower stall. Luminaires located within the
actual outside dimension of the bathtub or shower to a
height of 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub
rim
or shower threshold shall be marked for damp loca-
tions, or marked for wet locations where subject to shower
spray.
 
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Old 05-04-14, 03:40 PM
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Strange.... I remember Ray and myself responding to this thread or a thread just like it.
 
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Old 05-05-14, 05:36 AM
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Thanks guys, at least I'm not the only one who could not find the previous thread. Appreciate the help.
 
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