80W towel rad in WC


Postby Vincenze » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:28 pm

Have bath-shower area separated by stud wall and folding door to toilet and corner basin. Want to put IPX1 34 elec rad in by basin. Supply through switched fuse, load – short wire from rad will need extending in sealed terminal connector. Supply and load go via pull cord ceiling switch.
Then realised Part P. Shall I just jack it in - get competent person? Or does this fall under storage heater fitting?

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Postby kbrownie » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:17 pm

It's not a storage heater,
part p does apply as in a special location do the right thing call a suitable qualified electrician.
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Postby rosebery » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:58 pm

Yes get yourself a sparks as its electrics in a special location as defined by Part P. Also you'll need to get inside the stud and insert additional noggins where the rad will be attached to the wall (unless you are luckey enough that the fixing points just happen to fall over the studwork). Otherwise all that will be holding it up will be the plasterboard - not recomended.

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Postby Vincenze » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:04 am

Load wire protruding from solid wall by wall mounted cabinet. Probably was shaving point or vanity light. God knows where it is coming from.

I'll do the right thing and call a comp person.

This site is the dogs.

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Postby kbrownie » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:51 pm

HI Vincenze
The cable will more than likely come from the above lighting circuit. So if this is the intended supply to your electric rad, check the ampage being supplied as it may not be suitable for a large powered rad.
If it's a 6amp mcb it will only allow a max of 1380watt.
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Postby Vincenze » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:34 pm

Very low power – only 80 watts. To be left on all winter to take chill off, warm towels etc.
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Postby kbrownie » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:36 pm

The fuse rating will be low then but as previously mentioned Vincenze, it is in a special location does need to comply to BS7671:2008 and installed according to the building regulation part p. So as much as I am happy to give advice as are most people on this forum get yourself an electrician, it's for the safety you, your family and property.
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Postby Vincenze » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:07 pm

Understood. Thanks.
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