There is no explicit requirement for one.Should it not have an isolator in the room (pull cord) or just outside of the room, switch?
DIYDANDY";p="1741089 said:I wasn't pulling you up for asking a question, I was generally interested what you think the isolator is for since you asked the following question..
Should it not have an isolator in the room (pull cord) or just outside of the room, switch?
I did not ask what it was for, I asked if one should be present.
FWIW, i don't think that Col was being awkward or pedantic towards you. He is correctly asking what is the intended purpose of the switch, in the opinion of the person who designed/installed the isolator. Depending on this design choice, it influences the percieved need for a local isolator.
As im sure you'll see from the subsequent posts in this thread and probably 100's of other threads across various websites, this subject will always create disagreements.
It certainly is not rocket science, but it isn't straight forward either to a lot of people.
If you chose to read 132.15 yourself, you'll see it doesn't really help you find the answer. Due to this, if you then went further and read the whole of section 537, you'll perhaps understand why there is disagreement on the necessity of a local isolator for the shower.
That's true.Check the manufacturers instructions as with showers they usually have a requirement for a double-pole isolating switch (and this needs to be followed for compliance with wiring regs).
Or a DP MCB/RCBO?Either a pull-cord inside or switch outside should be fine.
And accurate and truthful.Good articulation,
It is neither nonsense nor is it irresponsible.but irresponsible nonsense to be grabbed at by every cheapskate bodging cowboy that reads this thread.
You're free to wonder that if you wish.Well done BAS, I wonder if your pronouncement/declaration will lead to anyones injury or death.
No they are not.Local isolators are definitely required by reg 132.15.1,
Maybe they have difficulty in reading and comprehending plain English.thats why they are installed by all the major contractors, and they don't do anything thats not required.
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