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northcoombes

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:18 pm Reply with quote

We\\\'ve had our bathroom redone and are now doing the last things. We want to put in recessed spotlights with one above the shower. The room is small - 2.3 metres X 2.6 metres. How many ceiling lights would be suitable?

We also need to put in a fan but when we try and research it on the net we get totally confused - how strong a fan do we need? Should we vent it through the roof or the wall?

Any help much appreciated!
Thanks
Mimi
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:22 pm Reply with quote

you can get an inline fan with a light and fan point in one to go ovr the shower. soffet board venting is easy-est of all otherwise 4" hole through cavity wall or lead tile in roof, roofer job really
i would say 4 light in ceiling
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Job_n_knock

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:43 am Reply with quote

You should have had the electrics done first. You have presumably done the tiling etc so I would suggest that either you do as Fireman says and vent it via the space above or, fit a 4" extractor fan at high level so you can discretely feed it from above. You do however need to feed it via a 3 pole fan isolator. This is purely so the fan can be isolated independantly from the circuit it's on because they usually have a run on timer. The isolator is usually fitted above the bathroom door so again if you make it high level you can discretely feed it from above. As to your confusion, its its a smallish room which bathroom generally are then a 4" should be enough, the next size up is 6" but the same wiring applies.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:50 pm Reply with quote

And please note, should you care, that this work is notifiable.
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northcoombes

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:38 am Reply with quote

Thanks for this info guys - really appreciate the input.
mimi-nc
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:49 am Reply with quote

Try to avoid making a hole in the roof as you are asking for a leak. Ceiling and soffit are fine, or you can hire a core drill and put a 105mm duct in the wall which is very neat.

If you put lamps or fans above the bath or shower they will have to be low-voltage (so it is less trouble not to).
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