Electric Shower Help

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Hi all.

First off i would like to say what a great site, i have used your site for a few years for answers i need to problems (not signed up but just browsed). However i have tralled all over the net in search of an answer to a new problem i cannot solve.

I was thinking of installing an electric shower in our bathroom. The plumbing i have no worries of but i have a few niggles about the electric side to it.

From the consumer unit i believe to have 10mm twin and earth running into a shower pull cord. Am i right in thinking i have to run 10mm twin and earth from the shower pull cord to the shower unit i plan on putting up on the wall? Also i plan on using copper pipe for the inlet, i have read i need to earth this from the shower unit?? :confused:

Heres a pic of my consumer unit, is this ok to run a 8.5kw shower?
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Any help is much appreciated, Thank you.
 
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before you recieve any advice just explain your test procedure/methods and equipment you have for testing the single largest electrical load in your home?
if your thinking of saying i turn it on and the red neon comes on, and water flows thats not the answer
 
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Thanks for your quick reply terence, to tell you the truth up on reading more about it, the more im getting confused. Im going to leave this one to the professionals and get them to do it, at least its peace of mind then and not having sleepless nights about it lol. :)
 
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