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is an outside tolet an out house?

Postby nick323f » Sun May 24, 2009 12:47 am

Hi All,

Another little one from me

We have an old outside tolet attached to the back of the house. It no longer contains the toilet, it currently contains the washing machine, water stop cock, and we hope to have the central heating bioler fitted there in the years to come.
The toilet is made of brick and has a tiled roof.
The doorway to the toilet exits outside, so one has to walk from the back door to this room (about 1.5m)

The original wiring to this area is not great and needs replacing.

I am not sure if this building counts as a seperate building and therefor should have its own seperate feed from the CU ?
Is this building still part of the main house therefor I can wire it using a fused spur from the down stairs ring main?

any help greatly appreciated
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Postby bd3cc » Sun May 24, 2009 9:22 pm

If the downstairs ring is RCD protected, I think you can use a fused spur, but stand to be corrected.
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Postby moggy1968 » Wed May 27, 2009 11:51 pm

this is an area that is very open to interpretation so I don't think you will be far wrong either way.
I'm about to wire up a similar set up on friday and I'll be doing it as an RCD protected fused spur.
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Postby moggy1968 » Thu May 28, 2009 7:43 pm

just to clarify, as above, this must be RCD protected
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