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Discuss temporary electric shower. in the Bathrooms, Showers and Wetrooms area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. that bloke.

    that bloke. Guest

    my boiler isnt arriving until the 17 th so i am considering a temporary electric shower for the time being.

    is it possible to connect a longer cable to it , run this into the next room then put a standard 3 amp plug onto it? i know its not ideal , my ring main is rcd protected and the mbc is rated at 20 amps.

    what do you guys think ?
     
  2. davetheplumber

    davetheplumber Guest

    No. what is the kw rating of the shower
     
  3. that bloke.

    that bloke. Guest

    10.5 kw i think , its defo 10 something. why not? the socket and plug will be well away from any bathroom zones , in the next room.as far as i know it has to be on a switched power supply so isnt a plug socket a switched power supply?
     
  4. oldplumber

    oldplumber Guest

    why not put this question to an electrical forum for a sensible answer because youve got to be taking the ++++ asking such a question here!!!!
     
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  5. that bloke.

    that bloke. Guest

    why do you think im taking the ****? i am actually being quite serious. my boiler is now going to arrive on the 17th instead of this monday ,because of this the electrician isnt coming to do the bathroom electrics until the 19th , still not sure when the plumber is coming to do the boiler (he was going to do it tuesday) and i have a new born baby due on the 23rd so yes , i am very serious. i need to put in a temporary shower until i get the boiler and electrics in.
     
  6. oldplumber

    oldplumber Guest

    10.5 kw =10500watts aps x volts = watts therefore watts/volts = amps.

    10500/240 = 43.75 amps, so is your 3amp fuse going to work. next question how are you going to wire in 10mm twin and earth cable into a 13 amp plug, 10mm cable being the minimum size youll probably need to power a 10.5kw shower.

    May have got a couple of things wrong, but not likely so hence my question are you taking the p*ss? Hindsights a great thing but you need to get your project management upto scratch and quickly by the look of things, why not send the missus and baby to the in laws, cos your solution is positively stupid and dangerous.
     
  7. migoplumber

    migoplumber Guest

    STOP SWEARING.

    the question is valid for somebody who does not understand.

    NO it cant be done. and as said above positively dangerous to try.
     
  8. oldplumber

    oldplumber Guest

    can you publish a list of the swearwords we can and cant use please, +*** wasnt a word i would consider swearing normally, is wee wee acceptable as in "are you taking the wee wee". Thanks in advance
     
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  9. migoplumber

    migoplumber Guest

    yep wee wee is totally acceptable old plumber, please use that in the future.
    many thanks
     
  10. oldplumber

    oldplumber Guest

    thanks again, I do so like a sense of humour in our moderators,
     
  11. that bloke.

    that bloke. Guest

    now thats the answer i was looking for , thank you. so it looks like i have a problem. so is wiring a shower within the realms of a plumbers expertise or should i take your advice and ask an electrician?
     
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  12. oldplumber

    oldplumber Guest

    what for, project managment?
     
  13. that bloke.

    that bloke. Guest

    no , to give you a lesson in manners.
    :)
     
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  14. Robtheplumb

    Robtheplumb Guest


    he does know what he is talking about.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 8, 2010
  15. that bloke.

    that bloke. Guest

    i know , and his advice is greatly appreciated as well.
     
  16. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Guest

    Yes, a plumber with a part p qual can do most of the work for you or do it yourself if you have a part p qual.

    What you can't do is connect into the fuse box unless you have joined an organisation that allows you to self certify your work.

    Good luck:)
     
  17. that bloke.

    that bloke. Guest

    i can get a building inspector do certify it cant i? although it would probably work out cheaper to get a sparky to do the install for me eh?
     
  18. oldplumber

    oldplumber Guest

    the building inspector will only pass an electrical installation if he is shown an installation certification, so you need a sparky
     
  19. that bloke.

    that bloke. Guest

    well thats thrown me OP , i was under the impression that some electrical jobs you can diy however anything notifiable will have to be either done by a sparky who can certify the works him/her self or done your self in which case you have to notify your LABC , this will then prompt a visit from a BI who will/should check and test your work to make sure it is up to spec, this service also carries a charge so it might work out cheaper to get a sparky in to do it anyway. or am i missing something?

    ******.com > Wiki > Electrics > Part p > Diy electrical work and the law
     
  20. wards

    wards Plumber GSR

    i would recommend you get a sparky in to carry out this job,why would you want a tempory shower?make it permanent just in case you boiler goes down,then at least you would have an alterative to use.simples:cool:
     
  21. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Guest

    Easier for a sparky, council bod will come in and fail it (if it does) sparky will fail it and then put it right...

    I think your looking for a cheap temporary solution to your problem, in my limited experience this is your first error (no insult or critism intended) nothing is either cheap or easy or quick. Plumbing and electrics is a pain in the backside from the beginning to the end.
     
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  22. that bloke.

    that bloke. Guest

    getting quotes from sparkys as we speak , the reason it needs to be temporary is because my bathroom is being re-plastered among other things so when its done and ready the shower will then be moved into the bathroom or perhaps even boxed and put away. it will be in the utility extension for the time being while the bathroom is being put right.
     
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