Replace broken Switch Pull Cord and Fit New Extractor Fan

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  1. mingolasvegas

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    Hi Guys/Girls

    1. Bathroom Pull Cord Switch - turns on/off the Shower has broke.
    2. We're going to install a new ceiling mounted extractor fan.

    Is it possible to purchase a new Pull Cord Switch (A nice Chrome polished one) that would power up both the shower and a newly fitted Fan? Or would I need to have a seperate pull cord for the shower and another for the fan?

    If it's a possible to get a pull cord switch to power two deivces in this way where can I get one from? I dont mind buying one from the internet.

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    It is common practice to run two appliances from one switch.BUT, NOT the shower and fan. Think about it, do you put the shower on when you only go to the toilet?
     
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    Good point, well made.

    Thanks for the quick response Wingcoax, i'll go with seperate switches then.

    Cheers
     
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    save energy, crack a window when making a smell.. it's not rocket science.. :)

    and yes it's possible, but not with a regular switch, you'd need to add a fused spur into the shower line to tap off for the fan..
    alternatively you could use a contactor in an adjacent cupboard / loft and use that to switch the shower and an aux block to run the fan.
     
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