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Is it safe to have an electrical outlet behind a shower wall next to the faucet valves where the water tank is also stored?

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Sure, as long as it is not exposed to direct contact with water (the phrasing of your question is confusing). You should have a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interupt) outlet in this wet location. Its purpose is to protect the user of an electrical appliance from electrocution. It is highly sensitive to moisture intrusion into the circuit, which causes it to trip.

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