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HoustonRemodeler
Re: Electrical Outlet in the bathroom

But the secondary and subsequent outlets can be anywhere.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Electrical Outlet in the bathroom
HoustonRemodeler wrote:

But the secondary and subsequent outlets can be anywhere.

True and I can find no reference to 42".

Jack

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Electrical Outlet in the bathroom

That might fall under ADA reach rules, but as long as there is more than one or the outlet is for a purpose, then all bets are off.

Re: Electrical Outlet in the bathroom
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

NEC 210.52 (D) Bathrooms. In dwelling units, at least one receptacle
outlet shall be installed in bathrooms within 900 mm (3 ft)
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, or installed on the side or face of
the basin cabinet not more than 300 mm (12 in.) below the
countertop.

Jack

Jack a ROP reworded it a bit:

Recommendation: Revise text to read as follows:
(D) Bathrooms. In dwelling units, at least one receptacle outlet shall be installed in bathrooms within 900 mm (3 ft) 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, located on the countertop, or installed on the side or face of the basin cabinet. In no case shall the receptacle be located not more than 300 mm (12 in.) below the countertop top of the basin. Receptacle outlet assemblies listed for the application shall be permitted to be installed in the countertop.

The only other restriction for bathrooms:

(C) Bathtub and Shower Space. Receptacles shall not be installed within or directly over a bathtub or shower stall.

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