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canuk
Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?

Could you provide a link for the light/fan so we can see what product you are describing?

nugentcn
Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?

There are various models, but something like this is what I'm talking about:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=35482-55397-80202&lpage=none

canuk
Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?

It seems the base of the fixture is exposed metal which is a shock hazard if installed in the shower area. Because it's a surface mount this wouldn't be acceptable or approved to be installed in a wet area such as a shower.

Depending on your local code it may be the fixture wouldn't be able to be installed any closer than 3 feet to the shower.

nugentcn
Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?

Ceiling height is 8 feet.

THanks for all your help!

Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?
nugentcn wrote:

Ceiling height is 8 feet.

THanks for all your help!

There needs to be a 8'above the water level of the tub when it is full to install the fixture above the tub. so your electrician was right not to install it.

Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?
YukYuk wrote:

Thought it was six feet above the rim and three feet out, as long as ceiling recessed or ceiling surface flush mounted closed wet/damp location, as applicable, zoned and listed fixture. Looked like this was recessed fan box/ceiling flush surface mount and covered/enclosed light (pictured link) and not a suspended fixture; and that nothing suspended could be closer than 8 feet above and 3' out, with the model codes.

Example, the 2005 NEC addresses this location installation in article 410.4(A) and 410.4(D) [2008 in 410.10 (A) and article 410.10 (D) makes it clear proper fixture is allowed here when properly rated and of an appropriate style and mounting type].

Of course your local authority having jurisdiction (and any local code adoptions, amendments, laws) may have different guidelines.

Not knowing the rating of the fixture, if you have equipment grounding available, nor if you have a controlled fixed shower mounted on an arm, or a shower wand, nor what your local code rules are, I see no problem using this a fixture such as this in your bathroom.

I ask again your credentials???? :p

Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?
YukYuk wrote:

Thought it was six feet above the rim and three feet out, as long as ceiling recessed or ceiling surface flush mounted closed wet/damp location, as applicable, zoned and listed fixture. Looked like this was recessed fan box/ceiling flush surface mount and covered/enclosed light (pictured link) and not a suspended fixture; and that nothing suspended could be closer than 8 feet above and 3' out, with the model codes.

Example, the 2005 NEC addresses this location installation in article 410.4(A) and 410.4(D) [2008 in 410.10 (A) and article 410.10 (D) makes it clear proper fixture is allowed here when properly rated and of an appropriate style and mounting type].

Of course your local authority having jurisdiction (and any local code adoptions, amendments, laws) may have different guidelines.

Not knowing the rating of the fixture, if you have equipment grounding available, nor if you have a controlled fixed shower mounted on an arm, or a shower wand, nor what your local code rules are, I see no problem using this a fixture such as this in your bathroom.

[2008NEC in 410.10 (A) and article 410.10 (D) makes it clear proper Luminaries is allowed here when properly Marked as damp or wet locations. The distance vertically is 8' from the rim. I was in error saying water level.

Leslie re-read your code book:p

Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?

[QUOTE=YukYuk]The fixture pictured is a surface mount with a closed lense, it is allowed if the unammened NEC is the controlling code adoption, if damp location rated/listed and not subject to shower spray, and wet location rated/listed if sujected to shower spray. 2008 added language to make this clear. Fixture pictured is not a cord, cable, or chain connected fixture, not a suspended paddle fan, not track lighting. Model plumbing and building codes are not mute on the subject either.

I stand by my earlier post.

http://www.mikeholt.com/newsletters.php?action=display&letterID=397[/QU

Leslie, I see that attached pictures and i respect mike holt's expertise. But I still disagree as nonoe of these are GFI protected and I in real practice would never install a fan light in a shower lower then 8'. So we can agree to disagree.:)

LeslieK3093
Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?
Ravens53 wrote:

Leslie, I see that attached pictures and i respect mike holt's expertise. But I still disagree as nonoe of these are GFI protected and I in real practice would never install a fan light in a shower lower then 8'. So we can agree to disagree.:)

Ravens53, using my name in vain?

You do have so many problems though: quoting, comprehending,

employment, admitting when you're wrong.:eek:

bsum1
Re: Light/exhaust fan combo?
LeslieK3093 wrote:

Ravens53, using my name in vain?

You do have so many problems though: quoting, comprehending,

employment, admitting when you're wrong.:eek:

More horse's ptooties heard from.

You haven't actually convinced yourself(selves) that your

own wild imaginations, fraudulent creations and inventions are

actualy TRUE have you???

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