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Use bathroom fan cable for light fitting, (Ireland)

Discussion in 'Electrics Outside of the UK' started by LB10, 13 Feb 2021.

  1. LB10

    LB10

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    Hi All, I have an extractor fan in a bathroom that is no longer used. Can anyone advise me if I can use the power to this fan for a new light fitting I want to install? I see a positive & negative going into the fan, no earth. I assume an earth is required. If so where should the earth run to? Could it be wired up to any other earth like a socket close by?
    Thanks!
    Liam
     
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  3. EFLImpudence

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    If you are going to fit the light in the same place as the fan was then yes you can use the cable.

    You will need a light that does not require an earth connection.
     
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    You cannot do any electrical work in a bathroom in the 26-Counties unless you are a Registered Electrical Contractor. Otherwise you are committing a crime and are liable to a fine not exceeding €15,000 and/or a jail sentence not exceeding three years imprisonment.
     
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