Can anyone share if there is any requirement for installation of an electric in-wall heater near a sink in a bathroom? Would it be acceptable to install next to a pedestal sink?
Not that I know of, what do the installation instructions say?
I haven't purchased one yet. The electrical code that I can find just says it should be appropriate for the location and kept protected from expose to water. My spot would be adjacent to the sink.
Which article are you referring to?
There is nothing in the IRC or that would prohibit an electric wall heater in the bathroom. NEC Article 424.12(B) requires the heater to be listed for damp or wet locations, so the AHJ might call that a "damp or wet location". I personally would not, but I'm not your AHJ. Please note that all fixed electric space heating equipment is required to be listed.
I would read the manufacturer's installation instructions to verify that the manufacturer does not have a GFCI requirement where the heater is installed within 6 feet of a sink or within a bathroom. Please note that these types of heaters are considered to be a continuous load so your branch circuit conductors have to be sized at 125%.
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