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correct installation of downlights in bathroom

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Elitepm, 20 Apr 2007.

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    Any one know the most acceptable way to install down lights in a bathroom with an insulated loft above?
    When I did my part p course there were various ideas. Boxing in the fitting and transformer with fire proof material? Fire hoods/using intumescant fittings - what about the tranny? Cut back the insulation so that it doesn't touch the equipment (don't think this one works?). Also, what if you have a flat roof abve that's insulated?

    Any ideas?

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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    The light and transformer instructions should tell you the nearest that you can place insulation.

    There's no point in fitting fire hoods in the loft space - these are intended for enclosed sealings between floors and, particularly, properties (i.e. flats).

    And you shouldn't box in either - keep plenty of space around the light.
     
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    Finally, some feedback.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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    And with that comment, it's the last you'll get from me.
     
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    Dont forget the lights must be suitable for the zone in which they are installed.
    There's building regs to consider and they should be moisture sealed to prevent all that steam going up in the loft too, but I expect that you covered all of that in depth on your "Part P" course.....

    Did you get a Part P certificate, by the way? Can we see a picture of it.. :LOL:

    TTC
     
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    Sorry mate, all I meant was that you are the only one who took the trouble to answer my question. Cheers for that!
     
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    Why don't you believe me??!! :)

    No seriously, I've just scanned my certificate and I believe I need to send it to a picture sharing site... so I'll keep you posted

    Brian[/url]
     
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