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Sealing around electric shower

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Alison556, 19 Jan 2021.

  1. Alison556

    Alison556

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    We've just replaced my mum's shower with a Mira Sprint 9.5kw. It says on the instructions not to silicone around the unit, but it's got no seal as such where the front goes against the wall and to be honest, I wouldn't fancy risking showering in it in case there was water ingress into the unit.

    Would you seal it?
     
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    Nope.

    It will have been designed to keep water ingress to a minimum.

    Also the absence of a seal means that any water that does get in can get out .... if you seal it, you'll seal IN any water that does make it inside!
     
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    The general concensus is that the shower unit shouldn’t be sealed to tiles etc because the design of the casing makes it spray proof.
    It’s claimed that the shower module needs to ventilate and cool.
    However I understand completely how you feel, and on mine I took great care to silicone round where the cable entered the back of the unit.
    John :)
     
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    There's about a 2mm gap between the wet wall and the shower cover - right where the electrics are. Just not convinced mother won't get electrocuted
     
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