- Receptacles in
Bathrooms, NEC 210.52(D): In dwelling units, at least
one receptacle outlet shall be installed in bathrooms within
36 in. of the outside edge of each basin. The receptacle
outlet shall be located on a wall or partition that is adjacent to
the basin or basin countertop. These receptacles shall have
GFCI protection as required
- All bathroom
GFCI protection. NEC 210.8(A)1.
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20-amp Branch Circuit, 210.11(C)3: Bathroom receptacle outlets shall
be supplied by at least
one 20-amp branch circuit. No other outlets are allowed on the circuit.
However, the circuit may supply the required receptacles in more
one bathroom. See ampere
rating of receptacles .
- Receptacles in
the face-up position: Receptacle
outlets shall not be installed in a face-up position in the work surfaces
or countertops in a bathroom basin location.
at Bathtubs, Shower & Spa Space, NEC 406.8(C): Receptacles
are prohibited from being installed within a bathtub or shower
space. This does
not restrict the installation of a GFCI receptacle in the space under
a tub or cord-and-plug spa/tub motor. See
the discussion on
- Service Disconnects, NEC 230.70(A)2: Service disconnects
(circuit breakers, sub panels) are not permitted in bathrooms.
- Light Fixture
Above Tubs, NEC 410.4(D): No parts
of cord-connected fixtures, hanging fixtures, lighting track, pendants,
or ceiling-suspended (paddle) fans shall be located within a zone
measured 3 ft horizontally and 8 ft vertically
from the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This
zone is all encompassing and includes the zone directly over the
a person from being able to reach the fixture from the bathtub.