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 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2018 03:06 am
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Got shocked in the shower when touching the shower head. Help!

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Not an electrician or even a novice, but please get that looked at. Were I do guess, I would think maybe your home is not grounded. I would drop a PM to Frankie, I think he would head you in the correct direction.

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Some Mexican electricians don't believe in grounding their systems. Others fail to follow a color code when wiring a house. Why am I not surprised with your comment?


I strongly recommend that you find a competent person to oversee any electrical work that you have dome. Years ago I had to rewire my entire house because some fool did electrical work without proper grounding.

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I think the question was for the best electrician in town.  Any suggestions?  

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Thanks for all your comments. Yes, I’m still waiting for the best electrician to show.


We’ve lived in this house for 13 years. No, no remodel or current work. This happened for the first time after a new wire was strung from our post. Could that be possible?

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Marco Cruz, Cel: (622)100-5547, I think he can help you out.

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Yes Marcos is very good, JESUS ORTIZ GRILES  044-622-855-6864 is very good and more available.  Regarding your shocking experience, seems to me electricity is in contact with your hot or cold pipe, many times your electricity system will be grounded to a pipe, in your case a hot wire was attached to the pipe, if you can not find the hot wire, start to install dyelectrical unions, it is a union with a rubber washer inside to act as barrier. OK to PM me if needed.

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JESUS ORTIZ GRILES 044-622-855-6864 is excellent prompt and speaks english

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Thanks for the referrals. I’ll report what I find for everyone’s benefit.

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Thank you, please report on problem and the referral.

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in the USA we have the "National Electrical Code", the key word being "CODE"!! electricians are graded as follows apprentice, journeyman, MASTER!!
there are a few good electricians in the guaymas/san carlos area! most of the best would fall into the advanced apprentice/journeyman category!
this holds true with most of the skilled trades here, plumbers, AC tech, ect.!!!
many, many times for profit, SHORT CUTS are taken, with no supervisory control, IE; building code inspectors it has spiraled out of control and we as the unaware consumer are the victims!!!!!!
the term and designation "inginerio" is freely used!!!
you are only as good as you are taught, and the rules and regulations you follow!
I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL REFERRALS HERE, HOW MANY OF THOSE REFERRALS WHERE PROPERLY VETTED?????? 
CAVET EMPTOR!!!!

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Frankie, understood, but....who would you recommend?

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Ok, no progress yet. CFE came and, although they said it was not their grid problem, the technician was graceful enough to check our meter and our wires on the post. They fixed some frayed wire on the post and re tighten the meter connections. They also came in the house and measured and checked all. Really thorough. My husband and a friend added ground connections, etc. I took a shower and got shocked. Back to square one. Next step the electrician. Will report back later. 

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you are completing the circuit in the shower, your feet being wet. probably if your feet where wet in the kitchen the same would happen! if you have a tinaco or cistern maybe a fountain, check your wiring!
be careful!!!

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Too bad you didn’t let the CFE guy do the WET testing for you, to show him it wasn’t fixed.


:shock:

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Thanks for the feedback. My husband is thinking he may have found the issue. We will check the polarity in the bathroom outlets, but he thinks it may be the submersible pump in our tinaco. It’s two years old and it may no longer be sealed. We’ll test tomorrow and confirm if that’s the cause. 

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Very interesting problem, either the hot or cold pipes are energized, check each under all sinks to determine if it is hot or cold, for now put pipe insulation on the shower head pipe and install a plastic shower head, wear flip-flops in shower.

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Thanks Stephenjay, but I enjoy my showers without any gizmos. Today may be my last report and I hope somebody benefits from my experience. My husband tested the outlet in the tinaco room where the pump was connected. It was reversed. He fixed that and used me as the guinea pig for the shower test. I touched all the knobs and shower head under the shower, when the pump came on and off, and no shocks!! Problem fixed.


This is obviously not a perfect formula as it may have required testing all the outlets, but it may save somebody else from the headache. Thanks for listening, helping and for your patience. Stay well.

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For $5 you can get a polarity tester and check you house outlets, and again after anything was changed or rewired. Also very useful in marinas, campsites, etc.

Amazon, etc.

Power Gear 3 Wire Receptacle Tester, Outlet Tester, 6 Visual Indications, Light Indicator, UL Listed, Yellow, 50542

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You can also add a ground fault circuit interrupter as a safety. Highly recommended. https://home.howstuffworks.com/question117.htm

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