According to the revised definition of "bathroom" in the 2011 NEC, which of the following items were added to the list of what constitutes a bathroom?

  1. A shower
  2. A bidet
  3. A urinal
  4. Plumbing fixtures similar to the above mentioned items
  5. All of the above

Answer: E

The new definition of "bathroom" in the 2011 version of the Code added the words "a urinal, a shower, a bidet, or similar plumbing fixtures." The prior definition already included references to a basin, a toilet, and a tub.

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