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I have been asked to fit an electric heater into a disabled wet room, I had suggested a electric towel rail as I believe a downflow heater they were asking for would not meet the regs for a wet room, as I would say the whole room would be Zone 2.
Would you agree with this? or is there a heater more suitable?
 
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I'd say that it may be possible to fit a downflow heater. Take a look at BS7671:2008 Amdt 1, 701.32.3(ii)b. For showers without a basin, if you have a fixed shower outlet, this gives zone 1 as 1.2m horizontally from the outlet. There is no zone 2.

If the shower outlet is on a flexible hose, then there's much more chance of water being thrown about, so the heater would have to be a good long way from the shower to be confident that it wouldn't get wet. I'm not sure what actual distance would be suitable in this case.

So, I think it really depends on how big the room is.
 

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