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Convert Shower Pull Switch to Shaver Socket

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by jamiedgwilson, 11 Jan 2019.

  1. jamiedgwilson

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    I have a Shower cord pull in my en-suite that has power to it but doesn’t go on to a shower as a mixer was fitted instead. Would it be possible to swap the pull switch simply for a shaver socket? It’s run in heavy twin and earth (I’m assuming 10mm but haven’t checked yet) so over rated for a socket. Would there be any issues with this?
     

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    Yes - if you really want a shaver socket on the ceiling.
     
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    You would need to have an FCU instead of the shower switch. Fuse it at 3A and then cablecin 1 or 1.5mm to the shaver socket.
    But that’s a silly way of doing it.
    Just install a shaver point and power it from the lighting circuit.
    Disconnect the shower circuit at the CU and do away with the redundant pull switch.
     
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