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Just came across this on a clients premises in a W/C. Surely this cannot be legal?
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Illegal? No.

Needs the SFCU moving though.
Why?
 

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As a previous post, the SFU and flex need moving higher.

The flex is low enough for a child to pull on it.
The flex is in such a position that it may be accidentally pulled / caught and eventually pulled out by users when drying hands.

The flex is being subject to air temperatures from the dryer that may cause it to eventually harden, although dryers nowadays for economy run at far lower temperatures than the past.

Legallity does really come into it.
As it stands it does not contravene any laws.

The SFU is also in an easilly accessable place so could be subject to staff abuse.

In the buildings I worked in which had Staff and Public W.C.s, the SFU were always mounted high enough so they couldn't be switched off or the fuse stolen by someone standing on the floor.
However it didn't stop some people still mangaging to reach them, including the staff areas.
 
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Cable could do with being clipped/ secured and the FSU location to side or above.

What was your concern?
My concern was that people with wet hands are very close to the FCU and the water when blown off one’s hands splashes all over the FCU also. Shouldn’t the FCU be higher? They have run the cable in conduit from the ceiling so could have done so easily.
 

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See FCUs like that regularly. Not ideal - would be much better above the unit. And as above, the cable wants clipping.
 

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I've got a union jack on my avatar. Cool.
So have I.... I wonder if can change it for a pic of some cheesecake..
 

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My concern was that people with wet hands are very close to the FCU and the water when blown off one’s hands splashes all over the FCU also. Shouldn’t the FCU be higher? They have run the cable in conduit from the ceiling so could have done so easily.
Yes it would be my concern also, but it’s not overly so. I certainly wouldn’t code it in an EICR for positioning. I may mention it as an observation only.
Definitely I would code the loose cable though.
 

Paignton pete

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I've got a Spanish flag on my avatar...clearly someone is watching me!
Eh!
 

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Seriously, though, I installed a couple of hand-driers recently, and simply put, the length of the flex and its exit point dictated that the SFCU had to be fitted close to the side, but above the bottom of the drier itself.
I went ahead, only to discover that the drier cover is held on by 2 allen screws near the bottom of the casing...so, all wired up, no room to get the hex-wrench in between the drier and the SFCU...doh!
I fixed the problem, but how is a secret!
 

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Super glue.....??? or 6" nails...???
No Spoon Impact Driver!!!!
 
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He knocked the wall down.
 

pirate

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Close, littlespark...close!
Drilled a hole in the side of the SFCU back box, blind grommet in it.
 

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Well, you never said it was on a surface mounted box. I would have taken the box off the wall, and not mentioned it on an Internet forum
 

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Seriously, though, I installed a couple of hand-driers recently, and simply put, the length of the flex and its exit point dictated that the SFCU had to be fitted close to the side, but above the bottom of the drier itself.
I went ahead, only to discover that the drier cover is held on by 2 allen screws near the bottom of the casing...so, all wired up, no room to get the hex-wrench in between the drier and the SFCU...doh!
I fixed the problem, but how is a secret!
Spoil sport
 

pirate

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I don't mind admitting to my mistakes!
Not afraid of telling stuff that might just prevent someone else being as stupid as I...it's those "DOH!" moments where everything seems to be going well, and then...
 
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