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Old 03-31-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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Well, it looks pretty snazzy..... I'm pretty sure I'll be taking cold showers
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I think we had some guy from Miami looking to install one of those in a rental he was in.

I bet they are like that everywhere down there.

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It's the first one we've seen, though I've seen the 'shower' outlets a few times. On our way home with a lot of good memories, as much good rum as we can carry and a good sunburn.

We saw the entire island (each corner and drove the Ruta Panoramica through the middle).

Arecibo Observatory was SUPER COOL. DH loved all the snorkeling.
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They call them Suicide showers for a reason.
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Here's a more advanced one from Guatemala.
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I have seen varations of the same throughout Asia. Scary...
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It might be to their code. It isn't NEC compliant but unless they use the NEC, that is irrelevant.

I like the one from guatamala with what looks like a metal switchbox and cover.
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It does have a 3 prong plug and is connected to a grounded receptacle, no?
And a GFCI protected power feed would help.
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The only thing missing on that recepticle is the shower cap

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It does have a 3 prong plug and is connected to a grounded receptacle, no?
And a GFCI protected power feed would help.
Can you even buy two prong receptacles anymore?
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I have see them a bit in European area and we do have very specfic codes to follow for the shower head water heater.

They have to be on mantory RCD { GFCI } and it will be typically hardwired no cord / plug attachement allowed.

We do have plastique junction box for this purpose when we get done termated them up we put a sealeant inside the box { I know few will have to do that and others will use gasket to seal up the box (that I never trust 100 % of time )}

In USA IIRC they must be on GFCI no extempts on it for other items I will have to look it up due not super wide spread and only found in few areas.

And most shower head heater typically will have between 3 to 5 KW { European verison }

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That should have an in-use "bubble" cover....ya never know....water could splash up there!

The one from Guatemala is just scary...makes me wonder what the rest of the house looks like.
The whole thing must be one big code violation!
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they dont show the pump handle for priming the shower
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Can you even buy two prong receptacles anymore?
Sure can, Home Depot and any electrical supply house carries them. They are only for replacement of existing non-grounded receptacles.
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I have see them a bit in European area and we do have very specfic codes to follow for the shower head water heater.

They have to be on mantory RCD { GFCI } and it will be typically hardwired no cord / plug attachement allowed.

We do have plastique junction box for this purpose when we get done termated them up we put a sealeant inside the box { I know few will have to do that and others will use gasket to seal up the box (that I never trust 100 % of time )}

In USA IIRC they must be on GFCI no extempts on it for other items I will have to look it up due not super wide spread and only found in few areas.

And most shower head heater typically will have between 3 to 5 KW { European verison }

Merci.
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Merci, Marc. I thought it might be, because in general things seem to be built to a higher standard here than in other places in the Caribbean. It is a US protectorate.

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