wiring a whirlpool - HELP

4 Feb 2005
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Can anyone help me - please?
We have just bought a new bath with whirlpool and have been told to wire in to a seperate RCD. Is it possible to pick up the electric supply in the airing cupboard which is seperate to the bathroom, we have a fused switch to the immersion heater - back to consumer unit - is it possible to run a spur from the immersion heater? The immersion heater is very rarely used only in an emergency if the boiler fails.

Also do we need to fit an RCD plug or normal 13amp plug to the whirlpool and is the consumer unit sufficient? What size trip switch would I then need in the consumer unit? It is 16amp at the moment.?
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I think that, if this bath is mains-powered, then it certainly should be connected to the main supply via a Residual Current Device.

Your Consumer Unit may be arranged so that it already provides an RCD-protected supply. If it is, I think the best course of action would be to make a dedicated circuit for the bath.

What wattage is indicated for the bath?
The way i normally wire them is to get a weather proof box put a 1way consumer unit in it fit a 30ma rcd and position somewere handy i normally put on wall under bath and spur it off ur ring main with a 5amp fused spur

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