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    A hot shower

    Is this normal Norman?

    Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

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    I have lights over the showers in my rental. An electrician installed and city inspector passed. You need ones approved for that location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milk man View Post
    I have lights over the showers in my rental. An electrician installed and city inspector passed. You need ones approved for that location.

    What does it take to make it safe.I was thinking something like the type
    used in swimming pools?
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    I don't know. That's why I hired an electrician. Only failed one inspection the whole project. That was because the area had a stricter code than the electrician was used to guarding the placement of the panel and the meter can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milk man View Post
    I don't know. That's why I hired an electrician. Only failed one inspection the whole project. That was because the area had a stricter code than the electrician was used to guarding the placement of the panel and the meter can.


    The reason I'm asking is because its in my girlfriends house.I want to make it safe.I'm tired of taking baths LOL
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    The only light fixture I know of that is approved for a shower is a can lite with a gasketed lens. That exposed light is definitely NOT approved... however... unless there was a stream of water between you and the light fixture, you probably will not have hair standing straight up after a shower...

    Would it be possible to install a 'shower approved' can lite in the ceiling? I think they have them at HD and Lowes...
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    I used to have a shower light in the shower at my old house. It had a base similar to the one in the photo, but it also had an acrylic or plastic enclosure that screwed into the base and covered the bulb, and if memory serves, there was also some sort of gasket in there as well.

    I'm also not sure that electrocution is the only thing to worry about in that picture. i'd be concerned with the relatively cold water hitting the hot glass of that bulb and causing it to shatter.

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    NEC 410.4 (D) allows lighting above a shower with exception. Your local code may interept the NEC differentely.

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    What if the light is on a circuit with a pannel mounted GFI?
    I agree that light would be riskier than most....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cehs View Post
    What if the light is on a circuit with a pannel mounted GFI?
    I agree that light would be riskier than most....
    Theoretically, that would deal with the shock hazard... however;

    What about the broken glass issue?

    I think you would be better with the can lite IN the ceiling.
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    cant tell much from the pic...include one of said girlfriend and i may be able to help more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowirenut View Post
    cant tell much from the pic...include one of said girlfriend and i may be able to help more.
    Here you go MR yellowirenut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowirenut View Post
    cant tell much from the pic...include one of said girlfriend and i may be able to help more.
    Ideally, simulating actual showering habits...

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