Wiring of electric towel rail


Postby nickambrose » Thu May 17, 2007 4:29 pm

I have installed a dual fuel towel rail. The tails from the control unit of the electric element are not lone enough to pass outside of the bathroom. I installed a new wire under the floor to feed the element off a fused spur unit positioned outside the bathroom. I have now found though that the controller unit seems to be a sealed unit so I can't wire into it. The unit is rated IPX1 so I thought that if I could obtain a small juction box rated IPX1 I could position that on the wall next to the radiator and connect the wiring through this. The problem is, no one seems to stock such a junction box unless you go for one of the large units that are designed for outside use. Can anyone advise on this.
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Postby sparx » Fri May 18, 2007 12:24 am

There are what look like flat blanking plates which have connectors on the back & a 'knock-out either in centre or base for flex, which fit onto flush or surface box, try electrical whole salers, they sell to anybody these days and should stock them,regards SPARX
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Postby nickambrose » Fri May 18, 2007 7:32 am

[quote="sparx"]There are what look like flat blanking plates which have connectors on the back & a 'knock-out either in centre or base for flex, which fit onto flush or surface box, try electrical whole salers, they sell to anybody these days and should stock them,regards SPARX[/quote]

Thanks but I was hoping for a supplier or name etc. I tried my local electrical supplier, and the only one they did was a large box designed to fit outdoors and I was hoping for something a bit neater.
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Postby sparx » Fri May 18, 2007 1:38 pm

Sorry but this forum won't allow 'advertising' so can't name maker but your local supplier can't be much cop as every one of the 5 we use stock a version!
Most of the 'sheds' keep them around here in deepest Kent countryside, so don't know u you can't find one, they are sold for the very purpose u need it for, try not to shop on weekends.......even my local village ironmongers has them!
Regards SPARX (explain they look like a blank cover plate with hole in middle, & connector block on back)
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Postby nickambrose » Fri May 18, 2007 5:05 pm

[quote="sparx"]Sorry but this forum won't allow 'advertising' so can't name maker but your local supplier can't be much cop as every one of the 5 we use stock a version!
Most of the 'sheds' keep them around here in deepest Kent countryside, so don't know u you can't find one, they are sold for the very purpose u need it for, try not to shop on weekends.......even my local village ironmongers has them!
Regards SPARX (explain they look like a blank cover plate with hole in middle, & connector block on back)[/quote]

Tried another stockist today but only had the outdoor type. In the end I purchased a surface box with plain blanking plate and used silicon mastic all round to make it drip proof.
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