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Shower switch under the stairs no pull cord..INFO please

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Needy, 25 Apr 2019.

  1. Needy

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    Hi
    Just moved into a new house to find the electric shower is always live there is no pull cord in the bathroom but there is a switch under the stairs by the fuse board that isolates it.
    Its all pretty new as the bathroom has been done out recently and looks like 10mm cable
    Is this ok / recommended to leave it like that or should we switch it on and off when we shower
    Thanks
     
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    It's up to you.

    There is no need to switch it off every time - nor a requirement to actually to have a switch at all.
     
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    Really ? I thought every electric shower had to have a switch to isolate the power supply
     
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    The Manufacturers usually recomend double pole isolation, but theres no electrical regulation
     
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    No, but you have one anyway.

    "there is a switch under the stairs by the fuse board that isolates it."
     
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    Manufacturers recommendations are guidance only, and often wrong.
     
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    Would you advise people to ignore guidance which is wrong?
     
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    Maybe I can see where this maybe going.
     
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    What a silly question!

    The answer is "Of course".
     
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    Thanks - I shall remember that.
     
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