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Can a fused spur go in a bathroom?
Even if were nearer, if the heater was sold as designed to go in a bath then it can go anywhere the makers instructions advise, but the fused spur can’t. As you describe it is perfectly within regs, although maybe not the brightest set up if you get condensation on the fused spur.
What is an unswitched fused spur used for?
An unswitched fused connection unit could be used for any appliance that has its own ON/OFF switch, such as a washing machine, or a device that operates continuously and must be difficult to turn off, such as a fire alarm or security lights.
Does a bathroom fan need a fused spur?
The fan also requires a local means of switching off for mechanical maintenance (537.3. 2.5) and, therefore, a standard switch fused spur should suffice, unless there is a permanent live also required; in which case the switch will need to be double-pole.
Can I change a fused spur to a socket?
As long as the job isn’t within a ‘special location’ such as a bathroom or outdoors, you’re also allowed to install additional new light fittings, switches, sockets and even add a single fused spur to an existing circuit (a ‘spur’ is a new cable and socket run as a branch from an existing socket on the ring main).
Can you change a switch to a socket?
Again, that’s no problem, but you’ll have to purchase a switch outlet combo. It fits in the electrical box occupied by the switch and provides the functionality you want. You can even keep the fixture and have the switch control both that fixture and the outlet underneath it.
Can you spur off a socket?
The easiest way of connecting into a ring circuit is to run a spur cable from the terminals of an existing socket but you can’t connect it to any socket. You mustn’t run a spur from a socket that’s already on a spur, or that already supplies a spur.
Can I put 2 double sockets on a spur?
you can have maximum one double socket as a normal spur but if you are going from socket to FCU fused at 13 amp from there you can add as many sockets as you wish as all the sockets and cable will be protected by the fuse so no chance of overloading the cable the fuse will blow first.
How do you tell if a socket is a spur?
The first image is how the back of your double socket should look and the second is the wiring for a spur. A general rule for a ring main is that if you only have two cables in the back of an existing socket then it is ok to spur.
Can you spur a socket off a light switch?
If you are just spurring one single or one double socket off the ring there is no need for a fused spur/fcu. You can either fit a switched fused spur unit, which will act as the light switch.
Can I spur off a spur?
There is no problem in spurring off a fused spur (I think that’s what you mean). The principle is you just need to protect the cable.
How many spurs can be on a socket?
A spur can be connected to an existing socket, on either a ring main or a radial circuit, providing that socket does not already have a spur. That is only one spur per socket is allowed and the number of spurs must not exceed the number of sockets.
How many sockets can be on a ring circuit?
The IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) permit an unlimited number of 13A socket outlets (at any point unfused single or double, or any number fused) to be installed on a ring circuit, provided that the floor area served does not exceed 100 m2.
How many amps can a 2.5 Ring Main take?
Given 2.5mm twin and earth clipped direct is 27 amps, times two for parallel is 54 amps for a clipped direct, ring.
How many Spurs can you run off a ring main?
The limit of one spur per point is if the point which is spurred off is UNFUSED. If you fuse it to 13A you can put as many as you want on it. The reason I explained was that standard final ring circuits wired in 2.5mm2 T&E are designed such that any point on the ring will not be loaded above 20A for an extended period.
Are sockets in skirting boards illegal?
7 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians Hi, no sockets should be left dangling in the air it’s dangerous. All sockets, unless replacing current fittings, should be 50cm up the wall.
How high should sockets be above skirting?
I always put the sockets on rewires at 2 to 3 inches above the exiting height of the skirting boards. I find that most people don’t like making a feature out of their socket outlets and prefer them at low level rather than halfway up the wall, I agree with them on this.
Can you run cables behind skirting boards?
Running cables within it is acceptable. Any purpose made skirting for hiding cables is acceptable made from any material. Wiring routes buried in walls are prescribed zones. You are allowed to run cables horizontally or vertically between visible accessory positions on the wall, such as sockets or switches.
How high do plug sockets need to be?
Part M of the Building Regulations (section 8) does not actually specify the required position but does go on to suggest that in habitable rooms this will be achieved by mounting the switches etc. between 45cm and 1200mm above the floor level (see below).
What is code height for electrical switches?