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  1. Paul228
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    Paul228 There is no spoon

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    Hull in Yorkshire
    So, went to look at a property for a landlord. In the bathroom there is an electric shower in zone1, but it's mounted approx 2 foot above the water line. The isolator pull switch is outside zone2. Oh and the circuit is rcd protected and on a separate 45a breaker.
    My thoughts were....why would you fit a shower so low, it's about knee height when in the bath. Then I noticed all the disability aids. Has anyone else come across a shower mounted so low, and if so, can you suggest a reason why it should be.
     
  2. Spoon
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    Lancashire
    As you have pointed out, for someone who is disabled, or very small..
    Knee height seems to low though.. you just wouldn't put it that low.

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    Yes there is....... I'm here....
     
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  3. Paul228
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    Paul228 There is no spoon

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    Hull in Yorkshire
    Cheers.. and my spoon quote is from the matrix
     
  4. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    I have a vague memory of the shower head having to be mounted in such a way that it can't be submerged.

    That wouldn't affect the actual unit though.
     
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  5. Spoon
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    I knew were the quote was from mate. Great film..
     
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  6. Paul228
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    Paul228 There is no spoon

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    Hull in Yorkshire
    That's water regs freg. To do with siphoning and contaminating the water supply.
     
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  7. Fitzy
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    Fitzy Newly Qualified Sparky

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    Redhill
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    DF Electrical Services
    The person could be a double leg amputee, or a wheelchair user or a vertically challenged person. My wife’s aunt (80 year old) who can’t stand for long periods has a built in seat in her wet room and the shower itself is sited much lower than a standard shower.
     
  8. Paul228
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    Paul228 There is no spoon

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    Hull in Yorkshire
    I totally understand that with a wet room. But above a,bath... just didn't look right.
     
  9. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    Kingston upon Hull
    Never seen that height over a standard bath. Seen plenty in purpose built wet rooms though.
     
  10. Fitzy
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    Fitzy Newly Qualified Sparky

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    Maybe they have no arms then and use their feet to turn the shower on.....
     
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  11. PEG
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    PEG Respected Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    If you,or a family member had any condition or ailment,which required an adaptation to improve matters,then pending obvious safety thoughts...gonads to the regs :)

    I can vividly remember a pals grandad,a proper old Irish character,who had set up a scaffold tripod,above his bed,with a dangling ships hawser with a knot,to assist him getting up and away...

    The visiting medical help,always asked about it's security,and he always replied "It holds up thousands of tonnes of masonry,so,crack on..."
     
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