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#117810 - 07/09/04 09:52 AM Electric Shower
Roger Offline
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Registered: 05/18/02
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Sent in from David Souther; Head Electrical Inspector for the City of Asheville Building Safety Department. It was sent to David from another agency.

This was found in a home of an ederly woman on oxygen.



Roger

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#117811 - 07/09/04 11:27 AM Re: Electric Shower
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Registered: 02/04/03
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is that shower listed and approved for an electrical location?

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#117812 - 07/09/04 12:18 PM Re: Electric Shower
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Yikes!

I know I've argued against the British IEE's stance about no receptacles anywhere in a bathroom, but this is taking it a little too far!

Was there some sort of hinged cover over that right=hand unit at some point? Or is the open door on the left wide enough that it went over the whole lot?

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#117813 - 07/09/04 12:53 PM Re: Electric Shower
Roger Offline
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Pwood, LOL

Paul,
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I know I've argued against the British IEE's stance about no receptacles anywhere in a bathroom, but this is taking it a little too far!


yep.

Roger

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#117814 - 07/09/04 02:29 PM Re: Electric Shower
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Registered: 12/24/00
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Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
If I recognize the cans correctly, those are FPE, which means they've been there a long time.

Very sad, whoever is responsible should be prosecuted...somehow...S

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#117815 - 07/09/04 02:54 PM Re: Electric Shower
uksparky Offline
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Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 199
Loc: UK
JAYSUS!! They say the camera never lies...

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This was found in a home of an ederly woman on oxygen.


Oxygen...? Or ozone?
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If hindsight were foresight, we'd all be millionaires!

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#117816 - 07/09/04 06:54 PM Re: Electric Shower
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Registered: 02/21/04
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Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
The open splice up there adds a nice touch also... Something tells me the shower may not have always been in this location. Possibly a back porch turned into a bathroom? Someone failed to use their brain & realize that the panels might not be in an ideal place anymore!

-Randy

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#117817 - 07/09/04 08:27 PM Re: Electric Shower
Ryan_J Offline
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Registered: 08/19/03
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Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
If there is no sink in this room there is no violation, other than it being too high and not having working clearance!

Sorry, I shouldn't downplay the issue, this really is tragic. Statistics waiting to happen.
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#117818 - 07/10/04 12:02 AM Re: Electric Shower
Lostazhell Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
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Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Ryan,
110.11...

If this is a bathtub/shower, 110.26(A)(1) Unless you're standing on the side of the tub to get to these things

-Randy

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#117819 - 07/11/04 01:05 AM Re: Electric Shower
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Loc: Palo Alto, CA, USA
Weird... As soon as I saw the picture, I could smell the mildew...

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