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  1. R

    Bathroom lighting/fan pull cord switching

    Hi A friend has just said that in his parents house (20 years ago) they had a pull switch in the bathroom that when you pulled it once the light come on and then when you pulled twice in quick succession the light and extract fan came on. Has anyone come across anything like this before or...
  2. S

    Bathroom Zoning 18th - Lighting.

    Hi all! Hope everyone is safe and well. I have a query and I believe I already know the answer but would like some input. So, I have a bathroom with a mirror. The client would like a vanity light. However, the centre of the light is exactly 600mm from the edge of zone 1. My issue is that the...
  3. Z

    Bathroom wiring queries

    Hi guys I am a newbie here and I am just a D.I.Yer so by no means an expert. I have just put in a new bathroom and wanted to make some alterations to the wiring. There is a unswitched fuse inside the bathroom which is operated by a switched fuse outside the bathroom, I assume this was used...
  4. J

    Installed a bathroom vent/light and it trips!

    Hey friends Installed the vent/light on 2 switches to function separately. The first switch operates the light and works fine. The second switch has 2 on/off switches. The bottom operates the vent/fan fine but the top operates nothing and trips the circuit when switched!! Maybe I wired wrong or...
  5. T

    Rcd spur for Bathroom electrics

    Hi Everyone , I hope everyone is having an awesome week, I know this question has probably been covered before on previous posts, but wanted to get everybody else’s opinion and take on it. So I’m quoting on a job and it entails replacement of existing central light in the bathroom for five...
  6. T

    Is an accessible switch not necessary?

    Recently the isolation switch of our shower broke, the electrician who came over to fix it have removed the switch completely and have directly connected the shower to the circuit breaker instead the box(red arrow). According to Installation and operating instructions by the manufacturer I have...
  7. T

    Bathroom fans ?

    Hi all just looking for some recommendations for the best fans on the market at the moment ? What fans are best to use such as inline fan or centrifugal fan ? Is it best to stick with a inline fan when these can be installed or fit centrifugal fans. Thanks in advance 👍
  8. V

    LED bathroom mirror won’t stay on

    Could anyone advise what’s going on here? My best guess is a faulty switch in the mirror itself but how can I diagnose that? Elegance LED mirror - wired into lighting circuit through a 3A fused spur.
  9. J

    Bathroom Light/fan switch

    Hi. I have remodeling my bathroom and last thing to do is change the light switch so it's white instead of cream. The old one works, but appears the new one will need set up differently because no matter what config I use, I either get nothing, it starts to turn on the quits, or the light and...
  10. C

    Bathroom Fan / Light Combo Question

    Hello new to the forum here. I just moved to Arizona from Illinois and electric here is a tad different with Romex. I have you basic fan / I ight combo and when I hooked up with different combos from boxes (pictures attached) I can not get it to turn on. Can anyone help me to explain what is...
  11. M

    LED light strip with motion sensor for bathroom mirror backlight

    Hi, We are doing a bathroom renovation and I can't find a light or a mirror with light that I like. I would like to buy a simple mirror that suits the style I am going for with a wooden frame, and then mount that mirror on a MDF background slight smaller than the mirror. I would like that MDf...
  12. D

    UK Bathroom Cabinet Wiring

    What's the best way to present a couple of cables coming out of plastered wall to Bathroom cabinet. The cabinet is just supplied with some chocolate block to connect lights & shaver socket. I'm running cables in plastic trunking but not happy with just having cable sticking out of tiles when...
  13. B

    Can I use a touch switch for my bathroom fan and light? Like a livolo loght switch?

    Can I use a touch switch for my bathroom fan and light? Like a livolo light switch? View:
  14. M

    How do I replace a bulb in my bathroom?

    18 months after buying the house, a bulb has gone, and I can't for the life of me figure out how I need to change it. (Yes I feel like an idiot) I've attached the pictures to show - I have no way of turning the bulb from the light normally to pop it out like I do with my kitchen ones. I've...
  15. K

    Issue with having all LED spotlights in bathroom, 2 must remain Halogen

    Hi, I have 6 spotlights in my bathroom, when I moved into the house 4 years ago I replaced all 6 with LEDs but they wouldn't work, turns out I could only get the lights to stay on if 2 Halogen bulbs remained (1 on each end of the bathroom). Recently one of the 2 Halogen bulbs has died and now...
  16. S

    Is a socket in a cabinet outside the zones in a bathroom?

    Got a customer who's wanting a washing machine and tumble dryer in the bathroom. Normally the solution is to hard wire into FSUs but he's come up with the solution of kitchen units and a work top with the sockets in the void between the wall and the back of the units. Could this be argued to...
  17. B

    Downlignts In Bathroom - Type of Certification?

    In the process of changing 1 Pendant light in center of bathroom to 6 Downlights, would you do a Minor Works for this or a Full Certificate as it's in a Special Location. Also adding a Fused Spur (Outside Bathroom) to a Mirror(with Light) inside Bathroom, Again Minor Works?? Cheers
  18. C

    Changing bathroom light fitting like for like

    I supply bathrooms and wondering where my fitters stand with changing a bathroom light. They are competent in electrical work however they aren’t electricians. Are they ok in simply changing the bathroom light like for like?
  19. Doomed

    Bathroom light switch

    So we are refitting the bathroom and the wife does not want a pull cord anymore. The only contact IP rated switches I can find are low voltage or battery wireless ones that are suitable for a bathroom both of which may be fine for the moment, but I just dont fancy the long term possible faults...
  20. J

    Switched FCU in a bathroom?

    Hi guys, I've just had some refurbishment work done in my property and unfortunately the builders have run off. As a result the local building control department have had an eicr carried out and one of the points raised was the builders extended the ring straight into a shaver socket then onto...
  21. N

    Bathroom downlighting

    Morning all, I’ve a job for quoting to change spots in a bathroom which currently MR16 halogen to LED main the property is 60/70s so no RCD protection, supplementary bonding or main bonding. would installing mains spots be okay without the protection in place? no wiring needs to be changed. 3...
  22. M

    Google home mini speaker in bathroom

    Hi all I've been asked to install a Google home mini speaker on wall shown in photo attached. This looks to me like would fall within zone 2? As this has 5v plug this shouldn't be an issue should it. Do I also have any IPX concerns with this. As far as my reading of regs it just seems to say...
  23. H

    Bathroom light voltage dropped in voltage?

    I thought my light died in the groundfloor bathroom. New bulb didn't work so thought the fitting was dead. I decided to take the opportunity to replace with an LED light but that won't work. I had a pull switch, 240v bc light fitting and extractor fan. The voltage across the switch live and...
  24. T

    Questions about new bathroom vent fan installation/wiring...

    I will soon be installing a new vent fan in my master bathroom - a combination fan/light/bluetooth speaker from a local big box store. My current switch box has 3 switches: 1 for the vanity light which will not be touched, 1 for the fan, and 1 for the light. I have a 14/2 wire entering the...
  25. P

    Bathroom Extractor fan isolator location

    My client wants a wall fitted extractor fan for their bathroom. Normally i fit the isolator outside above the door but the client is against this. Is there any reason why it can not go above the fan at high level so zone 3. I can not find anything saying you can not but i can not find anything...
  26. M

    bathroom fan timer problem

    Hello dear forum, I have a ceiling fan that seems to work alright when i switch it on. However when i put an electronic timer switch, instead of a physical switch, the fan does not work, the switch circuit does not seem to be powered, i.e. the leds are off, the buttons do not seem to have any...
  27. G

    RCBO Type for Bathroom Lighting

    Perhaps unwisely, I offered to source an RCBO for the spark who's coming to do a couple of small jobs in my bathroom: 1. Connect up an electric towel rail heater (IP65) 2. Replace the MCB for the bathroom lighting circuit with an RCBO, as a quick temporary fix to make the bathroom lighting a...
  28. D

    Can I run spur from shaver point in bathroom?

    Hi I have an illuminated bathroom cabinet that I want to put into the bathroom. It’s 240v . I only have a 240:110 shaver point, so I wondered if it is possible to connect the cabinet someways?
  29. R

    Electric Towel rail in Bathroom connection question

    Hi. I am fitting an electric towel rail in Zone 2 - it is IP55 rated so fine there. The flex coming out of it I have a few options - There is currently a cable going from the consumer unit into the bathroom making its own circuit (used to be for boiler but not used now) I have a couple of...
  30. I

    Domestic Power Shower Installation

    Hey, What's the standard way a power shower is installed, I've done electric showers but not power shower before. Also is a fan mandatory in a bathroom
  31. Baddegg

    Boiler in bathroom

    Been asked to connect up a boiler in a bathroom...outside zone 2 and in a cupboard, switch fused spur in cupboard but may be able to put outside the room, rcd protection in place, can’t see why not but can anyone point me to regs concerning this?
  32. C

    DIY Advice - Bathroom lights

    I have 3 LED lights in my bathroom ceiling, and when the cord is pulled these flicker and stay off, or occasionally turn on normally (10% of the time). Having spoken to an electrician I know, I replaced the lamps, however this hasn't helped. Each lamp is attached to it's own transformer - see...
  33. H

    Bathroom extractor fan isolation switch issues

    Hi I need some advice should I try to fix this isolation switch for the extractor fan or buy a new one. The switch part of the product has come off. It seems it was previously attached into the plate using some resin of some sort. Over time it became loose and has come off. I can manually insert...
  34. F

    Low voltage lighting in bathroom

    Hi all sparks out there, I am installing some low voltage lights in a recess in my bathroom. The transformer is in the loft, and I want them to operate independently of the pull cord switch, so whilst I appreciate that if these lights were mains operated, a wall switch cannot be used in the...
  35. D

    Bathroom fan wiring

    I need to replace an existing fan which has 3 wires and earth. They are red blue yellow. The new fan i have needs switched live, live and neutral. I have a fluke voltage pen so can i just identify which is the switched live cable by putting switch on and seeing if pen bleeps and then turning...
  36. B

    bathroom fan

    Hello all, I'm looking to wire in a bathroom fan to the exisiting GU10 50w downlights. WOuld this be a simple case of running a 2 core cable from the live and neutral of one of the GU10's to the live and neutral of the fan? This is the fan I have for the job: Plastic Inline Extractor Fans - -...
  37. M

    Infra-red switch in Bathroom?

    Hi all, I’m hoping someone may be able to clear up something. We do have an electrician but he is unsure of whether this can be done or not so is currently re-reading through the 18th edition. So the scenario is this, we are currently re-doing our bathroom. It will have IP65 led down lights, 2...
  38. Jimnibob

    Which bathroom downlighters?

    Hi I have a 2m x 2m bathroom with a shower over the bath. Can anyone recommend some good downlighters that are suitable for fitting above the bath? I am guessing that two should be sufficient. Thanks James
  39. littlespark

    phone charger for use in a bathroom. Is there such a thing?

    Just thinking. I use a fitbit, and I got into the habit of charging it every few days when I had a shower. (charging it every few days, not having a shower every few days!:rolleyes:) Is there something i can use inside the bathroom to give me a standard 5v USB socket? Of course you can get a...
  40. littlespark

    Replacing a 12v bathroom extract fan

    The situation is, customer has a rather old wall mounted 12v extrtactor fan, with pullcord, humidistat and timer. Make is Johnson & Stanley "Dryflow" Its wired through a transformer with PL, SL and N at the fan... Transformer is in the attic. The problem is the fan runs constantly. I think the...
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