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?
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.
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.
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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