Lockable shower switch.

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by STUART PURSEY, Jun 11, 2019.


    STUART PURSEY New Member

    I'm looking for a way to operate my power shower with a key. This is to prevent my son having 1hr showers when we are out.
    If anyone has any advise or knows where I can get one that'd be great.
  2. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Cant you just put a lock on the door and give him a bucket for emergencies?
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  3. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select

    Some consumer units allow a breaker to be switched off and a lock attached to that circuit. Normally to allow work to be undertaken on the circuit without the chance of it being powered up.

    STUART PURSEY New Member

    Would this work?

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  5. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    In all seriousness you might want to look at getting a coin operated one.

    Could get him to clean your car in order to earn a longer shower.
  6. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    I stopped in a £6 a night b&b in Newquay a few years back.

    Had a 20p a minute coin op outside the door! Got everyone showering fast.
  7. dobbie

    dobbie Screwfix Select

    Is it an actual power shower, which is water pumped from a hot water cylinder and cold storage tank and fed from a spur fused at 3 amp?
    Or is it an electric shower with just a cold feed off the mains ?

    STUART PURSEY New Member

    Cold feed
  9. dobbie

    dobbie Screwfix Select

    A bit drastic but you could get an Electrician to fit a suitably rated rotary isolater next to the consumer unit/fuse board,which can be padlocked off.
  10. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select

    Next post will be "My dad has fitted a locked switch on the shower, how can I over ride it?"
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  11. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Going by the average teenage boys personal hygiene you should count yourself lucky.
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  12. masterdiy

    masterdiy Screwfix Select

    So tell us, how old is your son?

    And, why you feel you can instil in the back of his head not to take so long. (Or even to obey you) Anyway, is he even safe to be left alone?

    Even I have a problem with this as it seems a bit drastic!

    STUART PURSEY New Member

    He's ******g 19
    Takes his phone and watches films!!

    STUART PURSEY New Member

    Didn't ask if you had a problem !!
    I asked for help with my idea for a solution!
  15. Severntrent

    Severntrent Screwfix Select

    Raise right hand at 45 degrees and bring down in a sweeping action to skim top of sons head (be prepared for court appearance though)
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  16. nigel willson

    nigel willson Screwfix Select

    Bolt cutters

    STUART PURSEY New Member

    I must say a great big thank you to you all for your help or not as the case may be.
    What a waste of time!
  18. masterdiy

    masterdiy Screwfix Select

    O come on Stuart, what do you expect when you come on with a statement like that.

    Now I could understand it he went to the loo with his phone, but watch films in the shower on his mobile??? :eek:

    Most of us on here have had sons go through the teenage years, so this one really took the biscuit.
    But, we wish you all the best.
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  19. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    Unbelievable, literally!

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