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  1. #1
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    Default Phone in Tub Area

    See something new every day, that's why I love this job. The phone was literally inside the tub area. In fact, it couldn't really have been more inside the tub area. I did a quick search and didn't find anything. Allowed, not allowed, never seen it before either?

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    Default Re: Phone in Tub Area

    That may be a "Hydrophone"

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Phone in Tub Area

    code states that a phone in a tub area must be able to float. did it float?


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    Smile Re: Phone in Tub Area

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    code states that a phone in a tub area must be able to float. did it float?
    That one will sink, don't see any life preserver on it.


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    Default Re: Phone in Tub Area

    Phones have their own power if its a land line so its a write up. To me its a write up regardless so why question it? Just write it up and move on.


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    Exclamation Re: Phone in Tub Area

    The phone company sends 90 volts AC to the phone to make it ring. From personal experience, I know that this can be very exciting even with dry hands.


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    Default Re: Phone in Tub Area

    "Help me, I've fallen in the tub and I can't BZZZT................"

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
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    Default Re: Phone in Tub Area

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Attfield View Post
    The phone company sends 90 volts AC to the phone to make it ring. From personal experience, I know that this can be very exciting even with dry hands.
    I'm not sure that much power is needed with modern equipment but one amp across the heart can kill you dead so that's all one needs to know.


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    Default Re: Phone in Tub Area

    Although I have not seen a phone mounted in a tub, it is not uncommon for a phone jack to be in a bathroom. Some people like to be able to answer/ talk on the phone while soaking in the tub.

    While there is no danger of injury from shock caused by a phone located at the tub. There is a possibility of injury from lightning traveling through the connected phone wires.
    The warning from your mother to stay off the phone during a thunderstorm is valid.
    Every year a small number of people are injured by lightning while using the phone.
    It has even caused a few deaths.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Phone in Tub Area

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Although I have not seen a phone mounted in a tub, it is not uncommon for a phone jack to be in a bathroom. Some people like to be able to answer/ talk on the phone while soaking in the tub.

    While there is no danger of injury from shock caused by a phone located at the tub. There is a possibility of injury from lightning traveling through the connected phone wires.
    The warning from your mother to stay off the phone during a thunderstorm is valid.
    Every year a small number of people are injured by lightning while using the phone.
    It has even caused a few deaths.
    Who uses a land line anymore anyway? With cell phones in every ones pocket and cordless phones on the cheap, there is no need for a hard wired land line in any bathroom at anytime ever.


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    Default Re: Phone in Tub Area

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Starkey View Post
    Who uses a land line anymore anyway?
    You might think that but millions of people still use a land line as the primary phone.
    Rural areas, located in a valley... do not have cell service at that location.
    Also many people keep a land line for an alarm system.
    Many, many businesses still use a land line for a fax machine.
    Can you imagine a large office building (hospital, govt center) not using corded phones.
    Some older people have never had a cell phone.
    My father has one but rarely uses it.
    My father in-law does not have a cell phone.
    Corded phones are going to be with us for at least a few more years.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Red face Re: Phone in Tub Area

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    You might think that but millions of people still use a land line as the primary phone.
    Rural areas, located in a valley... do not have cell service at that location.
    Also many people keep a land line for an alarm system.
    Many, many businesses still use a land line for a fax machine.
    Can you imagine a large office building (hospital, govt center) not using corded phones.
    Some older people have never had a cell phone.
    My father has one but rarely uses it.
    My father in-law does not have a cell phone.
    Corded phones are going to be with us for at least a few more years.
    I know, I was joking really but cordless phones are extremely cheap so it would be much easier to get one and not wire a phone in the bathroom or use it if its already there so just write it up and move on.

    The old folks your taking about typically aren't buying a house and a business won't have a bathtub or a phone in the bathroom.

    If you have internet you can get VOIP or you can buy a cellular router that makes your house a cell tower and routs your cell through your internet. I have both VOIP (Ooma for 3.99 a month for nation wide calling) and a Verizon cell router because I live in rural area in a valley but I digress. I totally get your point and am not really arguing with you at all. Land lines aren't going away anytime soon for sure but I haven't had one in over 5 years myself.


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    Default Re: Phone in Tub Area

    Actually the major phone companies are gong to try and phase out all residential land line usage over the next few years. More people are getting VoIP services. If cable and AT&T u-verse, are actually VoIP. The central office equipment is expensive and not much made anymore. Many of the services allow you to plug a land line pots phone into their box but is VoIP to their Central Office.
    I heard AT&T with some exceptions is wanting to soon at some point in the very near future not install pots style land lines anymore, all would be VoIP and conversion at the home as they currently do with their u-verse services.

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    Actually the major phone companies are gong to try and phase out all residential land line usage over the next few years. More people are getting VoIP services. If cable and AT&T u-verse, are actually VoIP. The central office equipment is expensive and not much made anymore. Many of the services allow you to plug a land line pots phone into their box but is VoIP to their Central Office.
    I heard AT&T with some exceptions is wanting to soon at some point in the very near future not install pots style land lines anymore, all would be VoIP and conversion at the home as they currently do with their u-verse services.


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