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February 17, 1:40 PM [GMT -5]

After seeing the young boy in front of the bathtub and the heater, I had to give my two cents worth. I enjoy having extra heat in my own bathroom during the winter and I think it's a great idea. I use a ceiling mounted heater which keeps it away from curios wet little hands. As a child I had a near death experience in the bathroom involving electricity but I wont elaborate at the the moment.
I have been an electrician for the last 30 years and have removed many heaters that were installed in just the way described above. I'll list several reasons. All 240 volt appliances, like heaters, washing machines, dryers, and water heaters are in NOT permitted by the National Electric Code in bathrooms that have a bathtub or shower. The bathroom is usually a pretty wet environment and water is a good conductor of electricity. If you decided to use this type of heater it must be connected to a GFCI circuit breaker. It also can't be under towel racks or behind the open door. It also must be no less than 36 inches from the edge of the tub or shower. Hence most peoples' decision to use the ceiling mounted heater, but not installed above the shower or bathtub. Most types sold now are 1500 watts 120 volt units. The thermostat is a good idea since most bathrooms get pretty hot just during showering. The heaters are not designed to run all night, for example, or when the room is unoccupied. All of these restrictions are intended to prevent om, fires and save lives. You can still have a warm shower just with a little planning Enjoy, Tom.

November 17, 10:42 AM [GMT -5]

I am really excited about this project. It's just turning to winter here, and starting to get really chilly. Because I live in a basement apartment we also loose a lot of heat to the upstairs. So this would be a great project for my roommate and I. Since it's still football season, we also like to tailgate. So I think we'll get a couple of electric outdoor heaters ( http://itsnowahome.com/Outdoors ).

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