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Discuss Extracta fans in the Electrical Wiring, Theories and Electrical Regulations at Tilers Forum; Hi my names adam and in a apprentice and out of curiosity more than anything I was wondering if any 1 could explain how there wired? Am I right in ...
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    Hi my names adam and in a apprentice and out of curiosity more than anything I was wondering if any 1 could explain how there wired? Am I right in saying there wired off the lighting circuit any help would be great Kind regards Adam

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    Some use the lighting circuit and 3 pole Isolator switch and others may use their own dedicated supply due to having humidity sensors.

    What extractor fan are you trying to fit?

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    generally you would wire a fan say, in a bathroom, off the lighting circuit. usually, you feed a permanent live, switched live, and neutral, so as the fan would run on after the light is switched off. for maintenance purposes a 3 pole isolator is often fitted to isolate the fan without having to turn the lights off. manufacturers instructions may also call for the fan to be fused at 3A.
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    Cheers for the reply mate none I was at me nan's before an they got one an it starts when the lights are switched on I was just wondering was all lol
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    Thanks very much for your replys ive wonder how they were wired for ages lol

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    Domestically you can take them off of a lighting circuit, but need to go to an isolator first. Depending on type of extract fan take a 3core and earth if it needs a permanent feed and a switch wire, from the light fitting to an isolator and then from the isolator to the fan. if the extract has a manual pull cord then only a t&e from the fitting to the isolator and then on to the fan is needed.

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    When you have served your time and out on your first PIR, you will be cursing the fool that didn't put a fan on an isolator switch, and you will be wondering for a while why the insulation resistance is low.


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    Thanks a lot mate for your help pal

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    Extracta fans

    I used to, at one time, enjoy driving them,but not any more

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    is extracta an italian football team?
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    I have found them wired up to the shower circuit in the past.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomed View Post
    I have found them wired up to the shower circuit in the past.....
    It wasn't taken straight from the shower pull cord without using a 3A fcu about 16 years ago was it? Sorry that was me while I was learning. I learned how loud my boss could shout at me in a bathroom and I've never done it since .
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