Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

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Re: Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

Post by Duncan » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:44 am

timmydownawell wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:33 am
violet wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:23 am
Yes, been taking cold showers. As for the flip flop thing.... that isn't going to save a person's life in a shower, I don't think
I have wondered abut the flip flops. I decided they are provided so you don't get your feet wet when using the loo after someone has showered.


I think you have it back to front cause,, I thought they are provided so you dont get your feet wet after someone has used the loo and you want to take a shower.
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Re: Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

Post by Borum-Ex frm TOForum » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:05 am

Cam Nivag wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:36 am
Borum-Ex frm TOForum wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:16 am

And always wear flip-flops when showering!
Is that just general advice or electricity-specific?
Nothing much to do with electric-city , but all about the slippery thingy, few went gone already like that unfortunately...
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Re: Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

Post by beaker » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:22 am

A rubber non slip shower mat is cheap and will keep you from being zapped too
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Re: Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

Post by that genius » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:16 pm

Cam Nivag wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:30 pm
OK, so if I complain about this I'm not being a pussy? I'm more concerned about embarrassing myself than about being electrocuted, obviously.
As long as you're not sitting on a moto side-saddle when you do it.
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Re: Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

Post by that genius » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:18 pm

beaker wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:22 am
A rubber non slip shower mat is cheap and will keep you from being zapped too
Where can I get one? Price?
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Re: Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

Post by Barang chgout » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:34 pm

So now water doesn't conduct or do you shower without water?

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Re: Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

Post by beaker » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:40 pm

that genius wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:18 pm
beaker wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:22 am
A rubber non slip shower mat is cheap and will keep you from being zapped too
Where can I get one? Price?
HomeTop has them also ebay has them with free postage from China
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Re: Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

Post by beaker » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:43 pm

Barang chgout wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:34 pm
So now water doesn't conduct or do you shower without water?

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I think he was said he was getting a shock from the unit itself not from the water
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Re: Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

Post by Cam Nivag » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:44 pm

I think the end result of this is that nothing gets fixed and the guy thinks I'm a pussy.
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Re: Is it normal for electric shower heaters not to be grounded?

Post by that genius » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:51 pm

Cam Nivag wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:44 pm
I think the end result of this is that nothing gets fixed and the guy thinks I'm a pussy.
But that's one step up from reality, right? :D
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