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Shower on other side of electrical panel?


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I have a main panel and sub panel in my attached garage. On the other side of the wall is a shower enclosure, directly behind both panel. Is there a code against this? It has been this way since the house was built about 12 yeras ago. I was going to feed off one of these panels for a detached garage and when I looked at the panel I realized the shower enclosure was directly behind it. I wondered how safe it was.

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Should be fine so long as everything was installed to code and the shower is not leaking into the wall.

And if the shower was leaking into the wall, the problem would be with the electric panel rusting/corroding, then this possibly causing poor connections, and then eventually arcing due to this.

Typically there is all sorts of wiring in the walls on the other side of showers/baths for adjoining rooms and there is no problem.

FYI - Pure water does not conduct electricity! Water with minerals, chemicals, and especially salt will conduct electricity. See the following...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=wa ... f&oq=&aqi=

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