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Hydeaway House modern-bathroom

Hydeaway House

Matthew Millman

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July 23, 2014
Krista Nutter wrote:
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Fred S
You asked for the specifics of the situation. It is not my problem if your local inspector can't read.

Ohio does not use the IRC for electrical.

The provisions of the National Electric Code, NFPA 70, as referenced in the Ohio Building Code as the same may be revised and adopted by the State of Ohio, shall be incorporated herein and shall govern the installation, testing and operation of the electrical systems of one-, two- and three-family dwellings and their accessory structures within this jurisdiction.

Ohio building and electrical codes are STATE WIDE.
Only the enforcement is local. Electrical inspectors have a state licence.
There are NO amendments to 410.10(D) in Ohio.

" Luminaires LOCATED WITHIN the ACTUAL OUTSIDE DIMENSION of the bathtub or shower to a height of 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower threshold shall be marked for damp locations, or marked for wet locations where subject to shower spray."
is all one sentence. To try and use only the last few words is called TAKING A CODE OUT OF CONTEXT.
By that logic, any fixture in the house could be subject to shower spray if you put a long enough hose on a hand held shower unit. These codes come with specific dimensions SPECIFICALLY to keep rouge inspectors from pulling this B.S. Local inspectors are not allowed to make up their own codes. They are JUST inspectors. The actual "Official" is at the state level in Ohio and governed by the legislature.

In the July 1997 edition of CODES AND STANDARDS vol.17, num.7 published by Kelly P. Reynolds & Associates, Chicago, IL, Mr. Reynolds states:
"If a code official, or any government agent, requires someone to do something that is more than the law requires, that can be interpreted as a violation of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1960. The Act (42 U.S.C. 1974) reinforces the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution (Bill of Rights) that protects from unlawful taking of private property. The courts have ruled that withholding permission to occupy property that complies with the law (code) is a civil rights violation. Triple damages may be awarded."
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Fred S
Usually, misunderstanding of the codes is due to the failure to grasp the subtle differences in the specific situation as it applies to the code.
Here are the Ohio residential code amendments;

Pay close attention to 311.2.2 and the word "Enclosed"
Also, look at 311.5.3.3 "Open risers are permitted, PROVIDED......"

If you are talking about something other than one or two family dwellings, then other codes come into play. I would either report the inspector to the state, or you should brush up on your code reading and understand the extenuating circumstances in your particular case.
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March 6, 2014
crusoe920 wrote:
Where does the water from shower drain? Thanks.
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
I would guess hid under the bath mat for the photo...
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January 12, 2013
carinmd452 wrote:
What is the flooring? Cement?
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Schwartz and Architecture
Yes. Slab on grade.
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Victoria Fletcher
Love the floor, how did you waterproof the shower?
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December 4, 2012
logata wrote:
Love the light. Info?
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The bulbs are Plumen (
No idea who makes the fixture - it could be a tube sconce without the shades.
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Schwartz and Architecture
Correct on the bulb. Can't remember the manufacturer of the fixture itself.
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August 25, 2014
acasano wrote:
What is the light fixture above the vanity?
June 2, 2014
yunyunzi wrote:
What is the grout used? White or light grey? - Wonder what color of the grout is used
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May 8, 2014
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March 11, 2014
zmhong wrote:
what's the material of floor?
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January 16, 2014
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November 17, 2013
mellingbar wrote:
what material/substrate/sealer did you use to waterproof floor? - what kind of material or sealer did you use to waterproof the floor? thanks, looks great
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July 8, 2013
markkroot wrote:
Who makes the shower curtain track? Nice alternative to glass.

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Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: Cool Lighting Tricks
Bare the bulb. The humble lightbulb, or lamp, as the lighting professionals refer to it, is worthy of celebration. Too often we work hard to conceal this essential component. While the bare bulb may not be appropriate for every space, it is in this bathroom. This is a place where lighting one’s face is essential and the omnidirectional light from the exposed lamp works well.Now that legislation has forced the phase-out of inefficient incandescent bulbs, new emphasis has been placed on designing CFL bulbs that are aesthetically pleasing. The bulbs shown here are made by Plumen, in London, and are a wonderfully sculptural alternative to the more common twisted-spiral CFL.

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