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#117810 - 07/09/04 12:52 PM Electric Shower  
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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.

[Linked Image]

Roger


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


#117812 - 07/09/04 03:18 PM Re: Electric Shower  
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Yikes! [Linked Image]

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?


#117813 - 07/09/04 03:53 PM Re: Electric Shower  
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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. [Linked Image]

Roger


#117814 - 07/09/04 05:29 PM Re: Electric Shower  
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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


#117815 - 07/09/04 05:54 PM Re: Electric Shower  
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JAYSUS!! [Linked Image] 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? [Linked Image]


If hindsight were foresight, we'd all be millionaires!

#117816 - 07/09/04 09:54 PM Re: Electric Shower  
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The open splice up there adds a nice touch also... [Linked Image] 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! [Linked Image]

-Randy


#117817 - 07/09/04 11:27 PM Re: Electric Shower  
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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.


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#117818 - 07/10/04 03:02 AM Re: Electric Shower  
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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 [Linked Image]

-Randy


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


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