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aqualisa digital shower... part p installation?

Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:16 pm


as this is plumbing/electrics i have posted on both forums...

i am installing an aqualisa axis digital shower that requires an electrical feed via a 3amp fused spur (i would therefore prefer to take the feed via tee in the lighting loop rather than ring main spur due to its location).

now, would this require part p? initially i would assume so as its a shower and clearly bathroom, HOWEVER:

this is a DIGITAL, not ELECTRIC shower, it is plumbed directly to the hot and cold and there is no electrically powered heating element. the electrical supply is for the microchip processor unit only which is not going to be in the bathroom but in the attic above. so is it part p?

obviously there are electrical connections to be made in the bathroom but these are via two low voltage cables (feeding the shower on/off push button controls, one inside the shower cubicle and one outside) that came supplied with the shower. these leads have plugs on either end that connect to the push button controls that actuate the shower (at one end) and the appliance in the attic at the other end. as they are low voltage cables carry very little current and they are supplied from the appliance and not directly from the wiring circuit, would it still require part p? the appliance itself is not in the bathroom.

instinctively i would think that it is part p but then would it be?

additionally, any plumbers out there who may have any experience with this particular shower... are they any good? the man in the shop said it is but then he would. i believe that aqualisa is a good brand though it seems to be regularly concurred on this site that mira is the brand to go for. so is my £500 shower a waste of money? please tell me not!

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