At a certain point you have some blame for the AHJ. This is clearly a 680 regulated "pool" and it should have been inspected to that standard. Unfortunately I also understand churches are the worst about using unqualified (volunteer) labor and working without permit/inspection overview. My question would be, was this a listed pool/spa heater or just something cobbled up from water heater elements. How was it bonded? Was the audio system tied into the same bonding grid?
#65601 - 05/07/0611:21 AMRe: Pastor electrocuted during Baptism
Maybe we should propose "Bapistry" be added to the list in article 680, although I would include it anyway if I was the inspector. 680.2 "Pool. Manufactured or field-constructed equipment designed to contain water on a permanent or semipermanent basis and used for swimming, wading, or other purposes."
#65605 - 05/08/0612:53 AMRe: Pastor electrocuted during Baptism
Interstingly, most of the baptismal fonts I'm familiar with do not meet that description. They're filled immediately before the baptism, and emptied afterwards. The warm water comes from a (large) hot water heater. So in building code terms, they're pretty much just large bathtubs.