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extractor fan very close to the shower

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Mattrm, 13 Aug 2019.

  1. Mattrm

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    is it normal for a extractor fan to be this close to the shower. It looks too close and in a position where it could be accidentally sprayed with water if someone were to actually use the shower. Is this acceptable or a obvious building code violation

     
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    It depends upon the fan. There are many that are suitably designed for installing in Zone 1 of a bathroom (ie inside a shower cubicle) they are usually rated at IP45 or above. The installation instructions for the fan will tell you. If you don't have them, you can probably find a copy on line. 230V fans should also be protected by an RCD.
     
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    Its a Vent Axia. Need the model number, probably on a label on the underside.

    My, that's a long pull cord!
     
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    Indeed it is! I thought it was a grout line. :whistle:
     
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    Maybe it's so you can keep more than an arms reach fro the shower when using it!:whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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    The label is rather faded however it does claim to be “safety extra low voltage” as for the pull cord It about 3 feet long.

    I don’t use that shower anyway as I don’t trust electric showers. I was just wondered if the close proximity of the fan was compliant with building code.
     
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    In that case it is a 12v fan (there should be a transformer box, somewhere).
    It is designed to be in locations where mains fans are not permitted. Like in a shower!

    It’s fine.
     
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    Mains fans, if suitable, are permitted in a shower as, indeed, is the shower.
     
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    Yes...
    but doesn't that pull switch fall under the following heading for zone 1?
    Only switchgear with a maximum 12V AC RMS or 30V DC SELV may be installed
     
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    "701.512.3 Erection of switchgear, controlgear and accessories according to external
    influences

    The following requirements do not apply to switches and controls which are incorporated in fixed current-using
    equipment suitable for use in that zone or to insulating pull cords of cord operated switches."
     
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    Whatever. That fan is fine there.
     
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