Electric shower wire burning out!!

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by AshMiah, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. Rulland

    Rulland Well-Known Member

    Agreed, and I think we all agree that isn't an issue.
     
  2. Mike58

    Mike58 Active Member

    It is however just 1 in 1000 that is actually meaningfull.
     
  3. NorbieG

    NorbieG New Member


    Thanks for that...

    I did buy the LAP one https://www.screwfix.com/p/lap-45a-2-gang-dp-cooker-switch-white-with-neon-with-white-inserts/79041 but took it back today (after your advice). I found 2 replacements https://www.screwfix.com/p/mk-logic...itch-white-with-neon-with-white-inserts/15973 and https://www.screwfix.com/p/british-...witch-white-with-colour-matched-inserts/91193
    Would a 50A switch be suitable to use? I'm going to have to extend/join the cable from the switch to shower, also the cable from the switch to the RCD; because cables are much too short to reach to the outside of the bathroom. Can you recommend couple of junction boxes suitable for bathroom for the purpose?
     
  4. peter palmer

    peter palmer Well-Known Member

    You can get 60A joint boxes, google them they are oval in shape normally. This is sounding like a right lash up to be honest though, I think you should get a professional in to take over, heavy duty circuits like a shower supply are the ones that usually cause house fires when they go wrong.
     
  5. NorbieG

    NorbieG New Member

    Initially, after I installed the whole shower system (as well as the plumbing), a professional electrician from the electricity board tested the circuitry and gave it the all-clear. I may just install new cables, or, just go for a shower system from my gas boiler, as it sounds to me like they are safer than electric showers. Moreover, as I understand it; there are more water pressure from gas boiler showers.
     
  6. peter palmer

    peter palmer Well-Known Member

    If its a pressurised unvented system or combi boiler then that would be better than any electric shower but if its tank fed from the loft then it will be pretty naff without a booster pump. The only advantage an electric shower has is if the boiler breaks the shower still works.
     
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  7. NorbieG

    NorbieG New Member

    It's a combi boiler. I've decided to use another ceiling rose switch...and just having the 3 stranded wires in the switch box, so giving enough room in the box to manoeuvre the wires. The sleeved part of all 3 wires will be laid on the ceiling floor.
     
  8. peter palmer

    peter palmer Well-Known Member

    The crabtree ceiling switches are the best by far if you are fitting a pull cord type, bit difficult to wire if they are right in the corner though.
     
  9. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    I've had one of those on my shower for over 30 years Pete!
     

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