Electrician Talk banner
21 - 22 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
industrial E,I&C
Joined
·
3,699 Posts
Have you seen some of the "Electric Shower" installations they have over there? I have an Aunt in Italy, when I went to visit, I took baths. I was NOT going to risk taking a shower with that thing.
View attachment 158449

Yes, they are protected by an RCD (their equivalent of a GFCI, but at higher trip levels). But to me that's still like standing in a tub full of water, throwing in a plugged in hair dryer and counting on the GFCI to save your life.
Nothing like a 60 amp 240v instant water heater in the same steamy shower enclosure especially when you are standing on a cast iron shower base. Funny thing is i have never heard of anyone getting shocked from a shower unit.
Getting burnt when someone flushes the toilet use to be a common problem
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
250 Posts
I would make sure to verify phasing polarity. Does anyone remember the Philadelphia experiment? That was completely due to incorrect polarity.
 
21 - 22 of 22 Posts
Top