Ceiling Tile Shower Head

  1. Onoff Member

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    Evening,

    Anyone come across DIY ceiling shower heads? Thinking it can't be that hard to make.

    Maybe two sheets of 316 stainless clamped about an edge "gasket" or even silicone/CT1 bead. Maybe a double gasket with LEDs in the gap. BSP fitting on the top plate and matrix of holes drilled in the bottom.

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  2. Pete.

    Pete. Member

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    I think you'd do well to buy the little rubber pips that make the water come out in a straight line or you might not get the effect you see above.
     
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  3. Onoff Member

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    Ta. Was wondering on that issue. Wondered whether the matrix of drilled holes could then be lightly punched or pressed to achieve a conical form.
     
  4. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    You'll probably go through a few drill bits drilling small holes in stainless.
     
  5. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    and for the amount would soon get sick of it :laughing:
     
  6. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    A good one costs £30.....
     
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  7. GW8IZR

    GW8IZR Gone.

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    I like making things but I can see substantially more than 30 quids worth of stress from 'er indoors when it wasn't exactly how she imagined it would be :-)

    (edit) particularly if I had to tell her to run round to get under enough jets..
     
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  8. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    I've made similar ones for decontamination showers but they cost considerably more than £30.00, they are not just a box with holes in though, they have reinforcing inside to stop them blowing up like a balloon when they have water pressure applied.
    For £30 just probably best to just go and buy one.
     
  9. GW8IZR

    GW8IZR Gone.

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    On a more serious note I assume there is requirement for the lighting to be SELV and all that goes with that.
     
  10. angellonewolf

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    i think from memery theres a little fan the water goes over to a little motor that produces the power for the lighting but there are only little smd leds require very little power
     
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  11. GW8IZR

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    That would make sense and sensible. Only comes on as there is water flow as well so no need for switches etc - I assume it will eventually fur up and cost another thirty quid.

    But if home made it would need to be safe.
     
  12. Onoff Member

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    Right where I want the ceiling shower was where I was originally going to have a 12V downlighter. I'm worried just LEDs in the shower rose wont produce enough light over that area. It'd be good if I could get a ceiling tile shower that I could mount an IP6x rated downlight of my choice.
     
  13. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    the light in the shower heads are only to colour the water not produce a light for showering
     
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  14. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    im not sure and not a working sparky but have a ceiling light in area in zone 0 requires a certain type of fitting and at least dubble insulated ?

    im sure someone will be along soon

    ps any electrics in a bathroom or kitchen is part p cert able
     
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  15. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    Just buy one
     
  16. Onoff Member

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    The ceiling height is 2470mm. The height of Zones 1 & 2 extend to 2250mm. As the ceiling shower points down the lamp fitting I don't think would be subject to "direct spray". I'd still aim for any fitting the same as if in Zone 0, the bath tub or shower tray: IPX7, 12v a.c rms or 30v d.c ripple free. SELV, the source outside the Zones.
     
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