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Can you still install mains voltage extractor fans in bathrooms? I fitted one the other month but a fellow spark just told me they now have to be low voltage?
 
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Tiger

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Out side of zones 1 and 2 they are fine. you are now aloud a socket point 3m away from zone 1. Don't forget 30ma protection

Which is mad because you try telling a women with a hairdryer with a 3m flex on it you can't use it in the bath
 
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beaver74

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if fan is ipx4 or above as most are they are fine
ipx5 if jets are used for cleaning
 
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Guest123

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Showers aren't low voltage are they......:D

And as previously said socket outlets are now permitted.:rolleyes:
Personally I think that's bonkers but who am I.:D
 
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Scott F

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To clarify the above it was my understanding that 230v fans can be installed in zone 1 as long as its IP rated AND has 30ma protection
 

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To clarify the above it was my understanding that 230v fans can be installed in zone 1 as long as its IP rated AND has 30ma protection

I agree with the above and would add that they should also be recomended as suitable by the manufacturer for that location, additional to having the correct IP rating
 
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acat

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No problem in zone 1 701.55 refers and mentions ventilation equipment must be permanent fixture suitable for locations and in accordance with manufacturers instructions

Chris
 

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ScottF there were sockets in a police locker/ changing room. There had been an electric shower installed in on of the cubicals and so making the whole area a special location.
The sockets were about 6m away round a corner but neverless in a special location:D
 

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Since when have sockets been allowed within 3 mtrs, this was on a thread recently and the verdict was outside 3 mtrs only and i think jason was in agreement with that....so go careful
 
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spark1

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ScottF there were sockets in a police locker/ changing room. There had been an electric shower installed in on of the cubicals and so making the whole area a special location.
The sockets were about 6m away round a corner but neverless in a special location:D

Where there Special Police in this Special location :D
 
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spark1

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Ha ! Ha ! Nice one Scots........:D :D



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