Wiring mirror demister in bathroom

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  1. Jackuzi

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    Hi all,

    I am refitting my bathroom from scratch and will be putting a 1m square mirror on the wall over the bath central to a tiled wall. This will be attached to 6mm WBP using mirror adhesive then onto the wall. I have seen these self-adhesive demisting pads and want to fit one to enable shaving whilst showering in that area.
    Onto the question - having removed an electric shower from that wall I have the wiring that went to it. Can I use this wiring to run the demister? I also want to connect the extractor fan to this circuit as well so they run at the same time. I will probably install another demister to the mirror (1.5m x 1.5m approx) on the wall over the basin/wc worktop. I could then use the isolating pull switch (previously isolated the shower) to switch all of this on and off.
    I am thinking the wiring is obviously overkill to run all this and will need to change the size (Amp) of the plug in trip fuse at the consumer unit?
    Have I got this in my head okay or am I going about this the wrong way?

    Thanks,
    Glen
     
  2. baldelectrician

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    possible

    a couple of things
    1. part P
    2. Bonding requirements- see for reference
     
  3. Jackuzi

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    So basically I have two choices - get an electrician to do it or get it inspected by local authority?
     
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    Yep. You get to thank Uncle John Prescott for that.
     
  5. baldelectrician

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    the two choices you have are either to do it right (to BS7671 and to Building Regs) or not.

    To do it right you have 2 options- DIY to BS7671 and local council inspection or use a registered contractor.

    It's your money and your choice.
     

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