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Old 01-29-2013, 06:15 PM  
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Just for chuckles I have a couple questions.
If the plug at the floor was flooded and the water was live, wouldn't that be a short that would kick the breaker?
We worry about standing in the shower and hitting a switch. If you have pvc or abs drains and pex supply, is the water grounded?


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Just for chuckles I have a couple questions.
If the plug at the floor was flooded and the water was live, wouldn't that be a short that would kick the breaker?
We worry about standing in the shower and hitting a switch. If you have pvc or abs drains and pex supply, is the water grounded?
NO, the water is not nearly conductive enough to carry that kind of current.

I have seen literally submerged breaker panels, live and working just fine.


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I have seen literally submerged breaker panels, live and working just fine.

It will take the easy route from hot leg to neutral or ground, and bybass the breakers, still working but loosing power?
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And the end...the original poster has gotten fed up, Wuzzat, please keep to posting answers to the questions relevant to the original question, And Petey we know you could care less what folks think about you, but thanks for at least answering the original question.

And to add my 2 cents, there is no issue with an access panel being unvented under the tub. The only reason you may have needed a vent was for a steam system in the showers. Removable panels are allowed for electrical outlets with a dedicated cuircut.
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