Circuit breaker panel near shower.

vdinliAugust 3, 2009

DH and I are in the planning stages of our basement remodel. We would like to add a shower to a half bath to make it a full bath. However, the circuit breaker panel is right next to it in a closet that opens through the bath.

Will the moisture from the shower be such a big problem that we should either move the panel or the bath?

Or can we get away with moving the closet door out of the bath and adding a big shower vent in the bath.

Thanks in advance.

Vinaya.

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Best to check with your local building code, they get real picky about water and electricity, as well they should.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 5:30AM
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manhattan42

National Electrical Code prohibits a panelboard from being located in any bathroom.

You will need to relocate the panelboard or bathroom.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 6:23AM
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macv

If you show us a plan we might be able to suggest a way to avoid moving the panel.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 6:42AM
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joed

The panel panel can be next to the bathroom door without any problems.
It can not be inside the bathroom.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 9:09AM
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walrus

Around here it can't be in a closet, either.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2009 at 9:00AM
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