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  1. Pr0mjb
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    Pr0mjb New EF Member

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    hi all,
    Wanted some advice on regulations for these. I am not an electrician and want to wire in a electric heated towel rail. However the main part of the wiring has been done by a electrician and is up to regulations (recently required). There is a fused spur and all I want to do is wire the heater into the blank plate, which is quite simple. (There was a old towel rail there before). Can I do this last part or would this have to be an electrician also? Additionally if the towel heater is metal but is earthed via the spur would this still need to be bonded somewhere?
    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. Pete999
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    Is it in a Bathroom? does the spur (existing) have RCD protection, get an Electrician in to test, survey and maybe just connect the heater for you, depending on what he finds out about the existing installation.
     
  3. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    agree with above ^^^^^. might just be a simple job of connecting flex into FCU, but given the risky environment, having the circuit tested makes sense.
     
  4. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    How long ago was the supply for the towel rail put in and tested? has it got RCD protection and has it got a switched fused spur outside the bathroom with a flex outlet plate outside of the zone 2.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    what's wrong with having the SFCU in the bathroom?
     
  6. Gavin John Hyde
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    whilst it might appear from a labour point of view a straight forward task, there are issues about zones, is the heater the same or different load to before, rcd protection amongst others, so your best bet is to get an electrician in, it doesnt sound like too much of a big job and likely to be looking at an hour or twos labour at most for it. better to play it safe and have it all done to be compliant than risk your own safety or that of your family
     
  7. Pr0mjb
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    Hi,
    The supply was put in only 2 years ago as part of a rewire and all certified/tested. The spur is fused (outside bathroom) and the circuit is protected with a 30mA RCD. Blank plate in zone 3.
     
  8. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    but then you can't electrocute the kids. :(
     
  9. Martyn Fletcher
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    Why would someone who is not an electrician be talking about bonding?
    Just curious.
     
  10. Pr0mjb
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    Pr0mjb New EF Member

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    Been reading up, hence the questions..
     
  11. Judd
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    Judd Regular EF Member

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    What's zone 3? Outside zones?
     
  12. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    there is no such thing as zone 3 anymore. it's been relegated to the Romulan Empire.
     
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  13. Pr0mjb
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    Pr0mjb New EF Member

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    Old reference then, would be outside zone 2.
     
  14. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    Sounds like you'll be fine to DIY it, then.
    RCD in place (and i assume working?). No bonding required.
    Jobs a good 'un.
     
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