On using my Gainsborough 850 Electric show the other day i noticed a burning smell, So i turned it off and didnt use it again. But later i noticed that a hole had appeared in the top of the casing (melted). Ive opened the shower to see if i could see why its melting and one of the Black (Neutral) wires seems to be melting to the interior of the shower.......
Any ideas what could have caused this as i dont want to replace the shower and have the same problem again.
Please call an electrician to look at this and turn the shower electrical supply off at the consumer unit where it should be on its own circuit. Also look at our project on Part P of the building regulations.
Hi, further to 'DOC's' very valid comments, the reason for the burnt wiring if unit was still working is due to LOOSE CONNECTIONS these are usually caused by amateurs 'having a go' the result you can now see. This is the reason it is illegal to DIY in bathrooms , kitchens etc. I find it difficult to believe some body would 'share' a cooker circuit with a shower!!! It not only contravenes regulations it's bl**dy dangerous!
Cookers not usually on RCD but showers should be to be covered by makers guarantee & your safety.
Electricians cost much less than undertakers!!!!!!!
House surveyors are not qualified electricians, & typical 'drive-by' survey is only to make sure any mortgage co. will get their money back if buyer defaults!!
regards Fus1on (Not FUSSI-ONE then?), SPARX.
If you paid for an electrical inspection you should have rcvd Inspection & test sheets in the form of a 'PERIODIC INSPECTION' report which would have highlighted this problem. Even after a year I would contact your sellers agent & ask why you haven't received one? We do lot's of these & altho' purchaser is paying, the report goes to the estate agent requesting the inspection as that's who pays us!!
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