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I want to put a receptical on the wall in front of my jacuzzi. The way i read it as long as it it is not a shower it is ok?
 

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406.8(C)

Depends on your definition of "directly over"

Is that TV OK for a damp location?
 

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Inspectors around here don't want ANY receptacle outlets on the walls that surround the jacuzzi/whirlpool tub. What they don't want is someone that is able to stand in the tub and be able to plug and unplug something.
 

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Tell them to give Darwin a chance! :whistling2:
 

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Johnny, your profiles says you are an electrician. If so why would you be asking this question?

Do you have a code book? If so see: 680.43(A)
 

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Actually looking at it now he may very well mean bath tub.

I still think this is a DIY question. Especially since he is asking about his own tub.

If not then 406.8(C) applies.


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

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I agree with the above posts, but what the OP is asking seems to be an install that is more and more requested, "a flat screen above a tub/spa/hot tub/Jacuzzi, etc.

Gotta be some way to do the install and be code compliant. Seems like 680.43(A) can be worked around if not a "general-purpose branch circuit", but 680.43(A)(1) seems to stop any receptacle from a least 6ft. from a tub.

Hate to run a cord exposed to a code compliant receptacle.

How about a hard wire install?
 

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How do you hard wire a tv? Are you talking about cutting the plug and running the tv cord into a junction box?

I would think to be code compliant there would have to be a factory installed junction box with a removable cover (to connect your own wire) on the back of the tv to do this.
 

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I agree with the above posts, but what the OP is asking seems to be an install that is more and more requested, "a flat screen above a tub/spa/hot tub/Jacuzzi, etc.

Gotta be some way to do the install and be code compliant. Seems like 680.43(A) can be worked around if not a "general-purpose branch circuit", but 680.43(A)(1) seems to stop any receptacle from a least 6ft. from a tub.

Hate to run a cord exposed to a code compliant receptacle.

How about a hard wire install?


Is there a flat screen that is rated for that type of high moisture environment? Having worked on many pool cabanas, outdoor bars, and boats with a friend, I have seen many tvs replaced after just one 8 week summer season here.
 

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Now I see why Johnny hasn't been back all day.

Sorry Johnny, busted. We don't do DIY here.

http://www.selfhelpforums.com/search.php?searchid=344534




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