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    Default HWS off a GPO?

    Hello,
    I noticed this setup the other day at work. The yellow flex goes to the HWS. Is it legal? Curiously, the TPE that supplies the 4xGPOs runs right past the HWS.

    P.S. I'm not a sparky.
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    Whats the kW of the hot water unit?

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    I’ll check tomorrow. If it’s less than 2.4kW is it legal?

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    Likely an1800 or 2400W element.

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    Most small units are 15A (3600w) so probably not.

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    Element might have been changed to comply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doovalacky View Post
    Most small units are 15A (3600w) so probably not.
    Correct, most small units are 3600 for quick recovery.

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    It's ok as long it's a 2.4kw unit. Fairly common.
    Love it when DIYERS pin the blame on plumbers for their own shoddy work

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    I should've added that plugged into the powerboard probably not such a great idea.
    Love it when DIYERS pin the blame on plumbers for their own shoddy work

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    Quote Originally Posted by plum View Post
    I should've added that plugged into the powerboard probably not such a great idea.
    It's an outlet:

    Clipsal Clipsal C2015D4-WE | 4 Gang power point 10 Amp White (sparkydirect.com.au)

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    Sure is, my bad. It's all good then.
    Love it when DIYERS pin the blame on plumbers for their own shoddy work

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    Thanks for the replies. Itís 2400W.

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    im too late but i was going to say ive seen this a few times in small places like club rooms where they just use hot water for wash up and tea and coffee and no showers in there.

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