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TOPIC: 2011 NEC Definiton of a Bathroom

2011 NEC Definiton of a Bathroom 12 years 4 months ago #16697

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Bathroom. An area including a basin with one or more of the following: a toilet, a urinal, a tub, a shower, a foot bath,
a bidet, or similar plumbing fixtures.


Blue shows the changes in the 2011 NEC Draft covered by the Report of Proposals [ROP 2-5]

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2-5 Log #2246 NEC-P02 Final Action: Accept in Principle
(100.Bathroom)
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Submitter: Lorenzo Adam, City of Mason/Building-Electrical Inspector

Recommendation: Add new and delete text to read as follows:

Bathroom. An area including a basin with one or more of the following: a
toilet, a tub, or a shower., a urinal, a foot bath, or a bidet.

Substantiation: The definition is restrictive to the items that would make a
bathroom. The intent of the change is to extend the definition to cover all items
that one might encounter in a room that would make a bathroom.

Panel Meeting Action: Accept in Principle

Revise text to read as follows:

“Bathroom. An area including a basin with one or more of the following: a
toilet, a urinal, a tub, a shower, a foot bath, a bidet, or similar plumbing
fixtures.”

Panel Statement: The panel has accepted the submitter’s recommendation in
principle and added additional words to include similar plumbing fixtures.
Number Eligible to Vote: 12
Ballot Results: Affirmative: 12
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Joe Tedesco, NEC® Consultant

Re: 2011 NEC Definiton of a Bathroom 12 years 4 months ago #16702

Hey Joe,

Welcome to the boards!

I totally understand the urinal and bidet. But a foot bath? Why would a room with just a foot bath be considered a bathroom?

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Dominic Maricic
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Re: 2011 NEC Definiton of a Bathroom 12 years 4 months ago #16706

Hey Joe,

Welcome to the boards!

I totally understand the urinal and bidet. But a foot bath? Why would a room with just a foot bath be considered a bathroom?


basin and a foot bath.

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Re: 2011 NEC Definiton of a Bathroom 12 years 4 months ago #16709

Ahh, missed that. Ok so basin, aka sink. I guess that would answer Rick Maday's questions about a closet with only a toilet in it. Not a bathroom....

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Re: 2011 NEC Definiton of a Bathroom 12 years 4 months ago #16713

LOL

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Re: 2011 NEC Definiton of a Bathroom 12 years 4 months ago #16722

Ahh, missed that. Ok so basin, aka sink. I guess that would answer Rick Maday's questions about a closet with only a toilet in it. Not a bathroom....


Not for NEC purposes, ;)

I'm sure the NEC definition has more to do with what's required electrically.  ie, since the toilet in the closet is not a bathroom by NEC standards, typical NEC bathroom requirements do not apply.

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Rick Maday
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