I am rebuilding a leaky shower, and now that I have the wall taken out, I’m noticing that the shower valve is right next to two outlet boxes. That just looks like it’s too close. Is that okay, or is that a disaster waiting to happen?enter image description here


While as others suggested that there 'should' be no free-standing water in that area and therefore you 'should' be fine, mixing valve gaskets leak and cold water pipes can get surrounded with condensation.

If your wall is still open, and you're handy enough to replace a shower, I'd move those electrical outlets or in the least put in a GFCI breaker.


there should be no free water inside the wall. if the shower is constructed correctly there will be no problem.


If it keeps you up at night, you can always put them on a gfci breaker.

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