Originally Posted By: jmyers
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I would not venture to say that is a safe installation. I would not even venture to say it is code compliant, given the current set of standards that require GFCI protection at water sources. While we have been unable to find anything that would make it illegal, that does not make it safe in any sense of the word.
For instance, even since it complies by offering GFCI protection, it would be possible for a stream of water to enter the box and trip the receptacle and depending on how it was wired, still allow current to flow to the occupant of the shower/tub and cause them to become electrocuted. Most people make the mistake of thinking they can no longer be electrocuted by this electrical source once the receptacle trips. That is just not so, it really depends on how it was wired.
Regardless, I would not allow this and using my previous mentioned method of getting it in writing from someone would be a must.
A little common sense goes a long way, whether it is covered by the NEC or not.