Electrical Wiring in the Home/electrical box in shower area


I tore our 40 year old 30x30 fiberglass one piece shower stall out and i live on second floor in area code 33410. There was some extra space to utilize to make the shower larger and do tile instead. There is a silver box which covers the wall plugs for the bedroom adjacent to the bedroom that is in between the metal wall studs. Will the code inspector find a problem with having durock walls for shower next to the box? Is a clearance area needed or can the wall outlet be removed if necessary? Maybe this is fine but I want to make shower larger. I can gain an extra 14 inches which looks like a lot. What is your thoughts?

Robert Wilber
Philadelphia Licensed Electrician
Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765
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I doubt you can eliminate that receptacle. Since there are two conduits entering the steel box it is likely that the circuit feeds through that location. It was put there because the builder had to meet the minimum requirements of receptacle spacing for the adjacent room. You still need a wall there anyway, right?

As to the code inspector [authority having jurisdiction], don't you really think you should ask them what they will accept?
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Robert Wilber


Licensed Philadelphia electrician serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. I install and repair residential, commercial and industrial wiring and lighting. Troubleshooting and repair of problems that stump other people is my favorite. I am willing to help people figure out why things don`t work. I understand motor controls, transformers and machine wiring. I do not teach basics to novices or do free design work.


Experience in the area I have 44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair, 480 volts and below. This is not to be confused with one week repeated two thousand times.

44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair

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