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  1. S

    Lovely little shower unit

    Found this whilst changing a board today. 2 x 32A MCB’s for a shower supply, one for live and one for neutral ! An arrangement I haven’t seen before...
  2. C

    Domestic Electric shower pull switch isolator

    Hi, my neighbour has had to change his electric shower (6kw) pull switch (32A) 3 times in 4yrs. Apart from it possibly being poor quality switches he,s replacing, I was wondering if there is any reason not to leave the pull switch isolator in the "on" position. Thanks
  3. J

    Shower Zone and fan

    Job is to replace this extractor fan as in attached photograph, would you say its in zone 1 or 2, i.e. could I replace with mains or would selv be needed not sure if I can get above ceiling to fit transformer.
  4. X

    Domestic Using an old 32A shower circuit for new sockets.

    Nearly fifteen years ago I moved a bathroom in our house, and repurposed the 32A electrical shower circuit to power a pair of double sockets - which then had multiway adaptors powering all my office hardware (i.e. low overall power). Not exactly complex or risky at the time, and the MCB has...
  5. Gavin John Hyde

    Tumble dryers in shower rooms.....

    Doing an EICR today and customer has a tumble dryer in the shower room. Room is an L shape with shower directly in front of door and around corner under stairs is a tumble dryer. it is fed from a socket in the lounge next door, cable has plug on it in socket that goes along skirting through...
  6. K

    Shower digital mixer valve compatibility with regular fittings

    I have a pretty basic question on suitability of a shower digital mixer valve. Checked with the the manufacturer Mira, who insisted that it should only be used with their shower heads, etc. Asked why, looked around, etc but can't seem to find a clear answer why. Basically I have read the manual...
  7. J

    Domestic Input water temperature for electric shower

    I have a solar pv system that has an Iboost fitted to send excess generation to my hot water tank. Combined with my solid fuel back boilers we almost always have hot water. I also have a cold mains fed 11kW shower - not a power shower. I would like to feed the shower with luke warm water via a...
  8. K

    Domestic Shower fan/light sensor

    Morning all, I am working on a bathroom at the moment and the client has asked if the shower fan/light unit can be wired into a sensor instead of a pullcord switch (to activate fan when someone steps into the shower), I wondered if anyone has done any work like this before ?. Apart from...
  9. A

    What code should this shower be?

    Hi all, I was with my senior yesterday doing a EICR for a domestic house. All of works are fine apart from this shower as shown below. Shower is low and tiled around. I was suggesting to give it a C2 as water might get in contact for such low height. But my senior was saying it's just a C3...
  10. K

    Aqualisa Quartz Electric Shower Fault - Identify Part

    Hi All I have an issue with my shower and I suspect it's the solenoid. The original fault is that the shower either wouldn't switch on at all, or it very briefly powers on, see video I removed the front panel and as you can see below, manually pressing the plastic arm starts the water...
  11. Spoon

    Shower supply, ever needed additional earth cable.

    This may be one for the older members on here. Got chatting with a mate about a general supplies to showers. At the moment you just supply the correct size cable, (usually 10mm for a new circuit) to a shower. Was there ever a requirement/regulation to add an additional earth cable along with the...
  12. J

    New house - shower and immersion on same switch?

    hi all, Thanks in advance for having a look at this problem. Long story short, we have just moved into a new house. Unfortunately it’s transpired that the shower pump is also connected to the switch for the immersion heater. I'm not a morning person at the best of times, but having to get up...
  13. Zdb

    Shower or Basin?xxxxxxx

    So I've been doing some work in a building and the fuseboard is located in a room which has been converted to a "multifaith room". It's basically a prayer room for Muslims as it's been kitted out with the facility to wash their feet and also a hand dryer mounted low level to then their dry feet...
  14. S

    Continual problems with Shower isolator.

    I get regular work from a student landlord. In one of his properties the shower isolator switch has burnt out on the feed side several times. I've replaced the switch twice (last time with an MK) and the shower's also been replaced. Insulation resistance on the circuit is >500 and the MCB...
  15. S

    Domestic Shower power problems

    Hi. I fitted a new shower yesterday but it's not working. I don't know what's going on with it but it's strange. The old one is probably about 15 - 20 years old and before I fitted the new one I tested (with an electricians screwdriver) the black and red cables and they were both live. I...
  16. I

    Testing with 2 consumer units

    Hi all, quick question, if I fit a new small consumer unit for a shower do I just test this board or do I need to test the existing house consumer unit as well ? Thanks Ian
  17. S

    Electrical shower confusion

    Hey guys, I'm currently doing my level 3 install qualification and I've been asked by someone to replace an electrical shower unit for them, now from my knowledge I am allowed to do said work as long as the power rating of the shower is the same as the old one and that it doesn't need a new rcd...
  18. M

    Downgraded from a 9.5Kw shower to an 8.5kw one. Need to change wires/fuse/switch as well?

    Hello there! So we had a Triton Cara 9.5 Kw which was working OK for a couple of years and then the switch started burning a few times. Once we changed the solenoid coil and it was fine for a couple of months. But now the fuse tripped bc the switch burned and there is smoke after using the...
  19. V

    Domestic Shower tripping mcb after being used

    Hello. Can anybody please help. I've been in my house for 5 years and had no trouble with shower at all. A couple of weeks ago the wife says that shower wasn't working. I looked at circuit board and mcb had tripped. Flicked switch back on and everything was ok. Went for a shower later and its...
  20. Morris19911

    Shower and cooker circuits

    Hello I'm an apprentice but don't do any domestic work just commercial and industrial atm. My question is if you don't have a design current for shower or cooker e.g. customer doesn't know what they are buying yet, how do you select your cable sizes and mcb rating? This is purely for learning...
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