Fitting Electrical Shower -electrician will do final connection at consumer unit
Distance from consumer unit to shower including drops from ceiling to units approx 12metres Propose removing bath and fitting 9.5 0r 10.5 electric shower at end where taps were.This is tiles on a studded panel and I am hoping to be able to push up a flexible plastic cold water connector pipe to the shower fitting location, I don`t know whether the tiles are on plasterboard or plywood. There is a blanked off 15mm mains water pipe at the base which I am intending to connect to. Electric cable to come to shower position from loft above Any observations on securing the shower fitment would be welcome! Proposed size of cable 10mm Does this run from consumer unit (trip type) to ceiling control switch (45am pull switch)to shower fitment? Will tiling be waterproof enough for shower? or would you suggest raking out joints and regrouting? Many thanks in advance, Roger PS done it before but needing a refresher any advice welcome
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Sounds like you've identified the two logical choices.
It may be preferable to raise the shower for at least 3 reasons:
1) Headroom and aesthetics of the stairway ceiling will not be affected.
2) The installation of the shower drain trap will have more space available.
3) It will be easier to provide structural support for the shower base.
Assuming that your two heads are fed from the typical curved wall mounted shower pipe, what you need is a diverter valve. Removed both heads till it's down to just that curved pipe. Get a diverter valve from a plumbing supply store. Tell the sales folks that you want to install a diverter valve so that in one position, the hand held receives water and in the other, it cuts the hand held and puts it to the reg. shower head instead. They should give you a "T" sort of fitting. The female threads of this screws into that curved shower pipe. Then you will find two male thread ends. These connect to both your shower heads. Finally there will be a push/pull knob that is operated to control which head gets the water. Nimsgame
if you mean it trips the breaker in the breaker box for the house you have a dangerous problem going on.is the shower system a newr fancy one with any pumps for the water etc? in that case it may be a bad pump. if not then you may be getting water into the electrical system somehow and you need an electrician to look into it right away. one other option is does turning on the shower activate any lighting fixtures in the bath? if so then that may be the source but you still need an electrician to service the system asap. dont use the shower anymore until you get it checked out.
Switch off the power supply to the shower at the consumer unit, it will probably have its own individual circuit breaker as it is such a heavy user of power. Try now to switch the shower, it should be dead and that is good. Remove the control knobs and remove the front of the shower unit. Check the electrics with an electrical screw driver to make sure that there is nothing that will cause electrocution. Trace the source of the leak, the most likely place is the compression joint to the mains water pipe. Tighten the compression nut until the dripping stops. Dry everything off with a paper towel and check there is no sign of further leaking. Reassemble the front with the knobs and switch the power back on.
552.54 Luminaires. ((B) Shower Luminaires. If a luminaire is provided over a bathtub or in a shower stall, it shall be of the enclosed and gasketed type and listed for the type of installation, and it shall be ground-fault circuit-interrupter protected. The switch for shower luminaires and exhaust fans, located over a tub or in a shower stall, shall be located outside the tub or shower space.
Essentially there is no distance specified BUT the fixture must be sealed AND protected with a GFCI
i am assuming you have hot water in same bathroom and that its fed by the same pipe? if so ask yourself did i have anything done recently that may have affected the shower ?if not i would think you have some kind of a blockage in fitting. one way to try to clear it is shut off water to house open shower fitting to what used to be the hot side when working,leave shower open,go o lowest level of house open hot side in sink you may get lucky and vacumn(think ****)debri from shower good luck .
What I recommend to you is to contact a supplier that handles these units. They might be able to contact the vendor for the product to try and get more info for you. To be honest, I think your electrician is being a little unreasonable. I would consider finding another electrician. I realize he doesn't want to miswire something and then have to replace it but it would take a complete knuckle head to mess up the wiring on a motor. My opinion though!