Electical Regulations with Washing machines in bathrooms


Postby bestbodger » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:18 pm

Hi, I have had conflicting advice on the following, Please can you confirm
what I can and can't do?

I would like to move my [u]washing machine [/u]into the top floor of my town house [u]wet room or shower room[/u], total size of room 1830mm x 2150mm

Am I correct in thinking that if I enclose the washing machine into its own cupboard within the wet room that would be equivalent to zoning in a separate area and thus be acceptable for regulations?
Or must I just settle for a standard showeroom enclosure, with toilet and basin but still adding the washing machine into its own cupboard

I think they do this in Europe but is it ok here and if so with what restictions ?


Many thanks

Michael[b][/b]
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Postby rosebery » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:28 pm

Yes AFAIK this is OKprovided the door of the cupboard is kept shut unless you are loading or emptying the machine.
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Postby kbrownie » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:43 pm

Hi bestbodger,
Unfortunately just because it is in a cupboard, does not put it out of zone.
Zones still apply around partition walls nevermind cupboards.
Serious hazard issues here, forget it. Your bathroom is too small for this appliance
sorry
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