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Can I have a combi boiler and sink in the same room?

Postby Christine » Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:55 pm


Hope someone can help. I have bought and old house and want to put in a new system.

I want a combi boiler fitted in the cloakroom with a toilet and sink. I've been told that this is ok by some gas fitters, and that its not by others - because you shouldn't be able to reach the sink and boiler at the same time.

Can anyone clarify this for me, does anyone know the exact corgi regulation?

Please reply in laymans speak or I won't understand!


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Postby wookey » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:08 pm

It's not a corgi regulation (that I am aware of). It's an electrical regulation. There are strict rules about what can be done next to a bath of shower, but sinks outside bathrooms do not imply any special requirements so far as I can see (from the wiring regs on-site guide I have to hand). Certainly it should be fine to fit a boiler, protected by a 30mA RCD, and so far as I can see the RCD isn't a requirement in this instance. I think your fitters are applying the regs too strictly.
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