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advice on this one , lads.
very small appartment.
under the sink in the bathroom is a washing machine.
like i said very small appartment.
in the cupboard next to it (all very neat and tidy) is the socket for it.
18th edition board in the lounge but the socket is within 3 mtrs of zone 1 , albeit buried deep in the recess of the cupboard.
thoughts , shouts and reasons of disbelief , all welcome....
i'm thinking I could make it a fixed appliance and spur off then make the socket a weatherproof box.
never met this before... stumped....
 
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Put a lock on the cupboard then it is only accessible with a key or tool.
 
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Put a lock on the cupboard then it is only accessible with a key or tool.
I was thinking that but honestly never come across such a small appartment since I last spent a weekend in London
 

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You know what it’ll be - first thing I thought of from the thread!
 
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you can watch yourself while you're completing
EICRS IN THE VAN , DUDE...
DOIN' EICR'S IN THE VAN DUDE
 
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You know what it’ll be - first thing I thought of from the thread!
Absolute class track. Another reason not to finish my invoices.
 
If you are not working on the installation, sounds like it's probably less likely to be used for portable appliances in the bath area than a socket just outside the room would be. On that basis you could put it as a deviation as it would be at least as safe as a compliant installation (assuming no water dripping/condensation issues).
If you are working on the installation just chop the plug off the washer and replace the socket with an FCU assuming its >600mm from the bath.
 

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Doors (if the cupboard has a door, but without a door it would be an alcove) limit the extent of a room containing a bath or shower so the socket is not in the bathroom but in a small area off the bathroom, a bit like having a socket on the wall just outside the bathroom door.
 
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