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  1. WDMDL
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    WDMDL Electrician's Arms

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    Manchester
    I'm doing an EICR at the moment for a family member, so most of the remedials are being done as the defects are discovered.
    As such, it's gone up to 100% sampling because of what's been found.

    The bathroom is upstairs, but the pull cord isolator for the shower is mounted on the WALL.... in the cubbyhole under the stairs!

    Now I wouldn't put one there, but I can't actually find a reg that it doesn't comply with, other than the general provisions of 514.1.1 and 530.3.

    Any thoughts?

    Simon.
     
  2. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Pull cord on the wall! Like it!

    I guess that needs changing to a switch, as for the location I'm not sure either so hopefully somebody will enlighten both of us!
     
  3. Superspark23
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    Superspark23 Regular EF Member

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    As long as its assessible for maintance reasons i can't see any issues, In the past my firm have installed these in airing cubboards just outside the bathroom for various reasons. Or even next to the Fuseboard!
     
  4. WDMDL
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    WDMDL Electrician's Arms

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    It's almost as good as the perfectly good loop-in ceiling rose...that was full of individual choc blocks!

    Maybe they didn't have a small enough terminal driver for the screws?

    Simon.
     
  5. MarkieSparkie
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    If you just change the pull-cord switch to a lockable 50A DP switch or isolator in the cubbyhole please remember as part of complying with 514.9.1 to place a note at the DB detailing the Type, Rating and Position of the switch to inform any spark coming behind you of its location. The switch/isolator needs to be lockable in order to comply with 537.3.1.2
     
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  6. malcolmsanford
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    I think you may fall foul of regulation 537.2.1.5 as a remote means of isolation must be either lockable or have a removable handle for the open position.
     
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