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en suite toothbrush charger/holder

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Edufixer, 26 Mar 2020.

  1. Edufixer

    Edufixer

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    Can I check the following as I cant get an electrician at the moment;
    I have a old electric shaver unit and next to a light above mirror in ensuite I am refurbing.
    They are both still live and take power from lighting circuit,
    If I purchase a new backlite mirror and electric charging toothbrush holder then I am assuming as I am taking this off a lighting circuit which is protected at the CU then this should be good to go, until I can get it tested
     
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    Yes. Some people fit an isolation switch in the loft or a suitable location for maintenance.
     
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    IMO an isolation switch should be visible and easily accessible.

    Above the bathroom door is a very good position.
     
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    Ok no problem i will put one one into the loft, thanks for the reply
     
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    When I retro fitted a toilet fan in a downstairs extension with a flat roof, I had limited access. But I fitted a plasterboard backbox in the ceiling and an isolator in that.

    The fan was ceiling to soffit and I had to remove the fascia to get access.
    If you have a loft space you could ceiling mount the switch
     
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    As it's not a regulation requirement, you can put it anywhere you like within the regulations for a switch in a bathroom.

    Probably next to the mirror - if you wanted.
     
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    That's great plenty of room in the loft.
    While your on this thread, I have removed all copper pipe (apart from small join to towel radiator from wall) I assume I can remove the earthing wire completely and dont need to reinstate , all pipes are entering the ensuite as plastic
     
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    If that is the case then - yes.
     
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    Protected with what?
    An MCB
    or RCD / RCBO?
     
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    RCB and MCB
     
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    RCD is ok.

    Bonding not required if it's all plastic.
     
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    Thanks for letting me know
     
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    [QUOTE="chivers67, post: 4583715, member: 111015" Some people fit an isolation switch in the loft or a suitable location for maintenance.[/QUOTE]

    Most people don't as on the rare occasions maintenance is needed the circuit can be switched off at the CU. No one puts isolation switches any where else in the lighting circuit in case a ceiling rose needs maintenance.
     
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    Good point
     
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