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Ho guys fitting new fan in my en suite im more of factory maintenance guy than houses but think more than competent do most things.

Am i right in thinking the isolator for the fan is to stop fan coming on during maintenance and by local means easily accessible.

What im really asking can i put in loft next to fan or do i need chase out and put above bathroom door like in new builds. If so why cant just be next to fan.

Also guessing i can use industrial 3 pole isolation box (rotary isolator) rather than the domestic type as ive loads of them.

Will fully test of course IR, ZS etc etc
 

telectrix

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no reason why you should not fit it in the loft if the fan is up there. in fact it is better than out of sight where someone else could turn it on. the isolator is then under your complete control if you are working on the fan. and can't see any reason not to use a rotary isolator.
and welcome to the forum as another Cheshire dweller.
 

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I'm with @telectrix on this. If the fan is in the loft then it would be better for the isolator to be in the loft as well, near the fan.

Oh, and welcome to the forum...
 
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no reason why you should not fit it in the loft if the fan is up there. in fact it is better than out of sight where someone else could turn it on. the isolator is then under your complete control if you are working on the fan. and can't see any reason not to use a rotary isolator.
and welcome to the forum as another Cheshire dweller.
Thanks mate appreciate it.

Have to have good look on this forum hopefully be of use.
 
If I put an inline fan up in the loft I nearly always put the isolation switch right next to it..

The only time I dint is if the customer specifically wants to be able to kill the fan without going in the loft
 

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Another vote for putting the 3 pole isolator in the loft next to the fan unit - but I'll also often fit a separate functional switch so the fan can be operated independently of the light, better when you get up in the night for a p and don't want the fan to wake you up too much.
 

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Does it state you need to use a spur with a 3a fuse in it also just to make life more difficult for no good reason?
 

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