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Removal of electric shower

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Chang, 18 Aug 2014.

  1. Chang

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    I am wondering if I need building control permission to remove an electric shower in my bathroom...I am not going to replace it or alter the installation, I just want to remove it completely. Does anyone know that?

    Thanks,
    Chang
     
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    Is this not a potentially slightly complicated question? IF one disconnected the circuit from the CU (which is not notifiable work), then the 'circuit' would cease to be part of the electrical installation, so one presumably could then do whatever one wanted to do to any part of it without notification.

    However, if the circuit remains connected at the CU, I presume that anything done in the vicinity of the removed shower unit (presumably in 'Zone 1') to make things safe would constitute "an alteration to an existing circuit in a special location" - and therefore would be notifiable. To not be notifiable, I presume that the 'making safe' would have to be done outside of the zones of the bathroom, possibly at an isolator/switch (on ceiling or outside of bathroom)?

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    Thanks John. I am going to physically remove the wiring from the load side of pull switch on ceiling. I guess this should be considered safe, is that correct? Do you recommend removing the wiring from CU as well? or just leave the CU side as is (but switch it OFF)?
     
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    Yes, and provided that the ceiling is more than 2.25m from the floor (hence outside of the bathroom 'zones'), that would not be notifiable.
    If it wasn't being used, I personally would disconnect it from the CU (why not?), 'just to be safe', but I don't suppose that is essential.

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    Many thanks for your comments John, now it's very clear.

    Cheers,
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