Is this safe ?

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  1. microways85

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    I recently purchased this property and would like to know if this extractor fan is in the so called zone 1 . If so what can I do to rectify this? As it is mains connected and is not low voltage.
     

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    What is the distance between the floor and the bottom of the fan?
     
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    230V fans are allowed in zone 1.
     
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    16 x 4.5" counting bricks = around 1.8 meters, plus height of bath so it would seem out of zone 2, however as @flameport says fans allowed in zone 1 and main supply is low voltage, think you intended to say extra low voltage, however extra low voltage is not the same as circuits supplied at a nominal voltage not exceeding 12 V a.c. rms or 30 V ripple-free d.c. although that is extra low voltage so is 50 volt a.c. which is not permitted for switches in zone 1.

    But it looks safe enough, why do you want to move it? Has it failed some EICR or something?
     
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    Thanks for the reply, the difference between the floor and the bottom of the fan is about 2.4m.
     
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    No it has not failed, but want to anticipate if I need to get a sparky to move it before I do the report. At present a standard mains connected fan is installed . So wanted to know if this is allowed .
     
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    And what is it, precisely?
     
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    It doesn’t matter, it is more than 2.25metres
     
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    What is this report of which you speak?

    You do not need to get a sparky, nor anyone else, to move it.

    Yes it is.

    Think electric shower. Where are they usually fitted?
     
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    Only if they’re IPx4. Many older fans were not. That fan looks old.
     
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    What is the vertical (ish) white line below the fan?
     
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    True (with certain caveats), but that seems to become rather moot ...
    Kind Regards, John
     
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    True - but, like the OP's, a high proportion (quite probably the great majority) of bathroom fans (particularly when ceiling mounted) are not actually in Zone 1, even when above a bath/shower.

    Kind Regards, John
     
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