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How to replace the pull cord on a bathroom extractor fan

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by fadetoblack22, 19 Oct 2011.

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    My bathroom extractor fan hasn't had a cord on it for a while since it fell off, so I am going to replace it.

    I have taken the cover off and marked in the image below where I think it goes. There was a cap over this which I haven't included in the photo.

    What I need to know now is what cord I need to buy and how I install it into the fan :)

    Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    The easiest thing to do would be to replace the entire fan, they retail from around £10.00.
     
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    Great, thanks I will do that!
     
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    Which Zone is the fan in, what have you done with the earth core of the cable, and why is it not clamped properly?
     
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    It's a bathroom fan.
    I didn't understand the second question.
    By clamped, if you mean the bit that I have marked red, I took it out to take the photo so you could see it properly.
     
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    Isn't this a class II device hence no earth required?

    By clamping I assume the poster meant the gripper rod? It looks like the cable is supposed to be gripped with that, but because the outer sheath has been chopped off it doesn't grip, however I am guessing that is supposed to be used for flex.

    Make sure the new fan is a class two as it appears you have no earth, if its a class one you would need to rewire it all.

    Each part of the bathroom is separated in different zones, and depending where it is it may no longer be legal to have a fan there, and it may need RCD protection (I don't know the exact rules as I am not a spark).
     
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    http://www.diynot.com/wiki/http:bathroom-zones


    No - I mean where the cable comes in - the sheath should go under the clamp just before the terminal block.
     
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    Would this be class one or two? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manrose-Ext...FU68/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1319118987&sr=8-2
     
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    It is class II but see here for fitting instructions.

    It doesn't need an earth but the cable should have one.
     
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    Great! Thanks!
     
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    Do we take "The fan must not be accessible to a person using either the shower or bath" to mean Zone 2, or beyond that (I can easily reach 60cm beyond where I'm standing....)?
     
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    Those instructions do not apply to Twizzle.

     
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