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No wet floor (can't remember about bare feet)I am not sure you could get a shock through two plastic connectors, and some damp wood. But anyway looking at your electrics, if you are concerned about safety etc. I suggest you upgrade your fusebox to a modern one with RCD protection as soon as possible. As an aside did you have a wet floor and bare feet when experiencing these shocks? I also wonder, when the bath actually leaked on Thursday, did no one else get a shock from the taps? Is it only you that got a shock some three days later? Were you touching both taps?
Appreciate all your comments and guidance.
I'm not too concerned to find out where the offending section is where the issue was created when I had the leak as its now dried out (and I don't plan on having a leak) but more looking to find out whether having an earth bond would stop the taps getting live/producing an electric shock if there were a leak in the future.
I had something not too dissimilar, a story I’ve recanted here many times. Long story, shortened. Complete bathroom refurb. Plumber was getting shocks when touching copper pipes and newly plastered wall. All walls in vicinity of bathroom had voltage to earth. Sometimes rcd would trip. Turns out previous owner had installed some dado rail on the landing years previously, with nail just nicking cable (stripper) to landing light.No wet floor (can't remember about bare feet)
No one got a shock until Sunday night but I worked out you only got a shock if the hallway light was on so maybe Friday and Saturday we happened to not use the taps when the light was on.
The shock happened if you only touched 1 tap
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