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Dry, Damp, and Wet Locations

Ratings are given to fixtures for suitable use in dry, damp, or wet locations. These ratings help the consumer determine if the fixture is an appropriate fit for their setting. Fixtures are rated based on proximity to water.

Dry Locations

A dry location is an interior location that may be subject to temporary dampness or wetness. Almost all finished indoor areas are considered dry locations, including your bathroom and above the kitchen sink. At this time, all DUNN fixtures are rated for use in dry locations only.

Damp Locations

A damp location is an interior location normally subject to dampness or condensation, or an exterior location protected from weather and not subject to saturation with water. Damp locations include over bathtubs, indoor pools, covered porches, and like locations.

Wet Locations

A wet location is an interior location that is subject to saturation with water or an exterior location subject to saturation with water or unprotected and exposed to the weather. Wet locations include shower and bathtub enclosures, saunas, steam rooms, exterior walls, uncovered porches, outdoor walkways, and similar locations.

 

Non-enclosed and enclosed bathtubs have a proximity wet zone of 8 feet above the footprint of the bathtub measured from the water source upward with an additional proximity damp zone of 3 feet in all directions outside of the proximity wet zone. Non-enclosed and enclosed showers have a proximity wet zone from the floor of the shower measured upward and 2 feet above the spout with an additional proximity damp zone of 3 feet in all directions outside of the proximity wet zone. Sinks have a proximity damp zone of a 2 feet radius in all directions from the water source.

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