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hi all,

Thanks in advance for having a look at this problem.

Long story short, we have just moved into a new house. Unfortunately it’s transpired that the shower pump is also connected to the switch for the immersion heater.

I'm not a morning person at the best of times, but having to get up 30mins earlier than normal to put the immersion heater/shower on before I get in is not ideal!

Has anyone ever seen this type of setup? Also, is there anything that can be down about the switch? Like some sort of Smart switch or timer??

Really appreciate any help.

Joe

P.s. I'll obviously get a qualified spark to do any work required :)

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There are plenty of immersion timers out there from standard mechanical to WiFi types. There is nothing wrong with the set-up although your water heater switch seems to be connected back to front as the neon indicator is on when the switch appears to be off.
 
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There are plenty of immersion timers out there from standard mechanical to WiFi types. There is nothing wrong with the set-up although your water heater switch seems to be connected back to front as the neon indicator is on when the switch appears to be off.
If that is the case then I would be worried about the whole house installation..........
 
Maybe or is just wants tidying up, surface dual box will make it look better.
 

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A sparks could re-terminate that, so the shower pump could be switched independently from the immersion, as well.
 
May not even require the rcd spur. Dual box and matching accessories.
 

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probably it's been connected wrongly. supply and load the wrong way round. shower pump should come from supply side. 10 minute job to fix.
 

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From OSG
"Water heaters fitted to storage vessels in excess of 15l heating installation capacity, or permanently connected heating appliances forming part of a comprehensive space heating installation, should be supplied by their own circuits.
Immersion heaters should be supplied through a switched cord-outlet connection unit complying with BS1363-4."
 

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From OSG
"Water heaters fitted to storage vessels in excess of 15l heating installation capacity, or permanently connected heating appliances forming part of a comprehensive space heating installation, should be supplied by their own circuits.
Immersion heaters should be supplied through a switched cord-outlet connection unit complying with BS1363-4."
agreed but tapping off 2A for a shower pump is not going to fry anything.
 
From OSG
"Water heaters fitted to storage vessels in excess of 15l heating installation capacity, or permanently connected heating appliances forming part of a comprehensive space heating installation, should be supplied by their own circuits.
Immersion heaters should be supplied through a switched cord-outlet connection unit complying with BS1363-4."
Which Regulation is that in BS7671.
 
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