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#105948 - 09/30/05 08:08 PM Bathroom TV  
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#105949 - 09/30/05 08:36 PM Re: Bathroom TV  
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While the recptacle on the wall is a code violation, I don't think that the TV is.
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#105950 - 09/30/05 08:57 PM Re: Bathroom TV  
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Do we ban only receptacles, or "outlets?". Does the ban on a receptacle apply if the appliance is moved to within the 'zone?'. Would placing the TV behind a secured, gasketed window move it outside the zone? Does the use of the remote in any way change things?

Try as we may, we can't legislate against bad judgement.

And- considering the voltages present in TV capacitors....does the GFI do any good?


#105951 - 09/30/05 09:50 PM Re: Bathroom TV  
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Amazing how dangerously some people live....

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And- considering the voltages present in TV capacitors....does the GFI do any good?

Excellent point. The HV caps and the picture tube itself (It acts like one HUGE capacitor at oh, about 15-25,000 volts!) are one reason why you must NEVER throw water on a burning TV, even if it's unplugged.

So, I'd make the statement that a GFI wouldn't do a darn bit of good here.

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Would placing the TV behind a secured, gasketed window move it outside the zone?


I'd say yes to that. But proper ventilation must be provided on the "dry" side to aviod condensation and heat build-up.

Since most remotes are battery operated, I don't see a hazard there. (Other than potentially soaking an expensive-to-replace reomte!)


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#105952 - 10/01/05 10:15 AM Re: Bathroom TV  
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The TV equipment (complete with integrated VHS deck by the looks of it) will just love having a load a hot steam condensing all over it too. [Linked Image]


#105953 - 10/01/05 01:50 PM Re: Bathroom TV  
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The HV caps and the picture tube itself (It acts like one HUGE capacitor at oh, about 15-25,000 volts!) are one reason why you must NEVER throw water on a burning TV, even if it's unplugged.


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#105954 - 10/01/05 08:45 PM Re: Bathroom TV  
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The scariest part of this, is that the stereo with cd player - those undercabinet upside down ones are neat I think - is above the tv, and will probably require (wet) hands to change disc, or turn on and off, water running into the tv anyone? Also Paul's point about the condensation is a good one too, The back of tv tubes (around the heaters/gun assembly) can get very hot, a drop of condensation in the wrong place could shatter the tube, I would NOT want to be in the tub when that happened.


#105955 - 10/03/05 09:55 AM Re: Bathroom TV  
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"(It acts like one HUGE capacitor at oh, about 15-25,000 volts!)"
I can vouch for the gravity of that charge.
I have an uncle who likes to repair TV's in his spare time. When he had first started, not having the respect for this that he should have, he pulled the HV lead off of a tube that had been sitting unplugged for a week. He woke up some time later 10ft away. That's some power to throw him that far he's a big man (6'6" and about 350lbs.)


#105956 - 12/13/05 06:23 AM Re: Bathroom TV  
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It's a reciepe for a disaster this set up.

Humidity and HV don't mix, also the heat dissipation of the TV will be very poor in the tight enclosure and will cook the electrolytics and cause dry joints on the circuitboard in the TV.

I Wouldn't like to use that bathroom

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