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#179585 - 07/22/08 02:30 PM The Indian Shower Trick  
pauluk  Offline
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#179586 - 07/22/08 04:14 PM Re: The Indian Shower Trick [Re: pauluk]  
TrimixLeccy  Offline
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I think they have the same leccy over in Egypt.They however favour the 'flying splice' or 'neat tape joint' just below the cable entry to the heater

#180072 - 08/11/08 11:49 PM Re: The Indian Shower Trick [Re: TrimixLeccy]  
packrat56  Offline
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MT, U.S.
gee that's scary

I have a sense of adventure, I just keep it leashed with common sense.

#180073 - 08/11/08 11:56 PM Re: The Indian Shower Trick [Re: pauluk]  
Trumpy  Offline

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SI,New Zealand
It's got plastic hoses on the water connections and a switch on the socket-outlet, what more do you want?
Gee you people are tough to please.
Besides, that flex there would make a rather handy towel hanger.
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#180101 - 08/13/08 09:47 AM Re: The Indian Shower Trick [Re: Trumpy]  
mickeybitsko  Offline
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Kansas City, MO USA
People are so critical here. Look- there's a nice drip loop in the cord which also makes a handy "grab bar" in case you slip on the slick floor.

#180285 - 08/20/08 06:16 PM Re: The Indian Shower Trick [Re: mickeybitsko]  
pauluk  Offline
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Norfolk, England
You know, I was so preoccupied looking at the wiring, that I've only just noticed how that water heater is being held against the wall.

Better not hang too many towels on the cord, or use it as a hand-grab too often!

#180327 - 08/21/08 07:59 PM Re: The Indian Shower Trick [Re: pauluk]  
HotLine1  Offline

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Brick, NJ USA
OK, I see what you saw now. Now I would really run away faster!


#180332 - 08/22/08 05:34 AM Re: The Indian Shower Trick [Re: pauluk]  
Trumpy  Offline

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I wonder, how good is that sealant job, behind that wooden plate that holds the socket-outlet to the wall?
Usually one should use 732 RTV sealant, I'm sensing that corners may have been cut here.

#180337 - 08/22/08 08:38 AM Re: The Indian Shower Trick [Re: Trumpy]  
renosteinke  Offline
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Just a side note ....

In many ways, this arrangement is the norm in many "modern" parts of the world. Let me explain ......

First off, having the water heater literally hanging in the shower, as shown, is typical.

Having a switch is also typical .... that is what controls the water heater. That is, if left on, the water heater will ultimately start venting; there is no thermostat. You actually turn the thing on, wait a bit, then take your shower - turning it off as you exit.
However, the switch is more commonly mounted on the outside wall of the room, and often has a pilot light, letting you know its' on.
Having the switch right next to the heater is a new twist.

As is the receptacle; typically ordinary flex is used (not sealtight).

One detail not obvious in the picture is that the entire service is likely RCD (GFI) protected.

#180361 - 08/23/08 10:18 AM Re: The Indian Shower Trick [Re: renosteinke]  
Texas_Ranger  Offline
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Vienna, Austria
Typically European water heaters are watertight on the electrical part, enough to be mounted directly inside the shower or above the bath tub. In this case they are hard wired though with all other electrical stuff are outside the wet area. The heater itself is probably 220-240V 1500W. The socket and switch inside the shower are close to suicide though...

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