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  1. Gavin Porter
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    Gavin Porter New EF Member

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    hi
    Recently refurbished bathroom and fitted a spare metal down light which is close to shower, total novice at electrics but fitted wires exactly as previous light. Now whenever I have shower and touch light fitting it's got current through it? Do I need a particular type of light fitting? I have checked that I haven't screwed through any wires .

    Thanks in advance I have an old house no earths.
     
  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    the only thing you need is an electrician whilst you are still alive. i cover cheshire and willing to sort it for you.
     
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  3. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Take up the offer sounds like you have some urgent issues which need attention.
     
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  4. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Last time I saw something like this was when a shower cubicle was at 230v when the lights were switched on.

    The old lady was lucky to be alive

    The muppet installer had caught the switched live when he fixed the shower screen in place!
     
  5. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    I am curious, why did you touch the light fitting whilst having a shower.
     
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  6. Gavin Porter
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    Gavin Porter New EF Member

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    my mrs had got paint on it only job give her to do, whenever it's dry in the room there no curent, could it be the steam that causes it ?
     
  7. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    no.it's probably due to the fact that you don't have adequate earthing. i can't stress enough how dangerous this is. fatalities have been known in similar situations.
     
  8. Gavin Porter
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    Gavin Porter New EF Member

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    Thanks for comments telectrix how much to sort it, congleton
     
  9. richy3333
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    richy3333 Trusted Advisor

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    Hope the OPs genuine but it smacks of a wind up type post?
     
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  10. Dannyg8810
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    Dannyg8810 Electrician's Arms

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    For now I advise to try not touch the light fitting while showering if you can resist from this
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    pm sent
     
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