Bathroom Fan

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  1. carlfb

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    Yep another Bathroom Fan related question.

    Is it ok if I use a 3A Switched Fused faceplate outside the bathroom instead of a proper 3 pole isolator. Bearing in mind the fan hasn't got a timer so doesn't need a permanent live! With regards to mounting it outside the bathroom can it go at light switch height or does it have to be higher?

    Also has anybody in the trade fitted this system before. It looks quite good but would like some other peoples feedback.

    http://www.taptilecontrols.com/index.htm

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    Make sure the tile you put it behind can be removed.
     
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    Fit the 3A thing wherever you like. It won't ever be used, and although manufacturers instructions may well insist upon it, electrically it is completely pointless.

    No, and can't see any reason to.

    Normal switches can be fitted in a bathroom, unless it is absolutely tiny or the occupant wants the switch in the shower or bath area.
     
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    With regards to it not being used, I was going to switch it off at nights so as to prevent it coming on with the bathroom light in the middle of the night if somebody uses the toilet?
     
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    If you switch the fan off at night, it is very likely to be left like that and never used.

    If you don't want it to be used at night, fit a 1W LED downlight directly above the toilet and leave it on permanently. No need to use the main light then, and although only 1W it will easily be enough to see at night.
    Even on 24/7 will only cost about £1 per year in electricity.

    For the fan isolator, if no timer, then any 2 pole isolator will be fine.
     
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    Are there people in the house incapable of learning to use the fan when having a bath or shower?
     
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