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?
Re: Pastor electrocuted during Baptism#65601 05/07/0612:21 PM05/07/0612:21 PM
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."
Re: Pastor electrocuted during Baptism#65605 05/08/0601:53 AM05/08/0601:53 AM
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.