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Murdoch

Outside the scope of an EICR?

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Murdoch

Been looking over a house one of my clients has bought today and fixing a number of niggles .........

 

The surveyor had suggested the fan in the ensuite simply vented into the loft ......... so I took a look .............. the inline fan vent is actually resting on the airbrick vent in the loft ..... so its venting outside.

 

My question is ....... if I was doing an EICR would it attract a code?

 

Thoughts people

 

Thanks

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Sharpend

Is it installed to mfrs instructions? 

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Murdoch
6 minutes ago, Sharpend said:

Is it installed to mfrs instructions? 

 

a mute point ..........it is venting to the outside!

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Doc Hudson
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from GN3 we have:  The purpose of periodic inspection and testing:

(a) the safety of persons and livestock against the effects of electric shock and burns;

(b) protection against damage to property by fire and heat arising from an installation defect;

(c) confirmation that the installation is not damaged or deteriorated so as to impair safety; and

(d) the identification of installation defects and departures from the requirements of BS7671 that may give rise to danger.

 

 

Which aspect of periodic inspection were you considering it came within?

 

Doc H.

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Murdoch
3 minutes ago, Doc Hudson said:

 

Which aspect of periodic inspection were you considering it came within?

 

Doc H.

 

Interesting point you raise !

 

none of those really and I can only think along the same lines as @sharpend but its not an electrical issue 

 

Hence my thread title!

 

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Doc Hudson

Your fan example is probably no worse than an electric shower mounted over a bath where the shower head is not fixed and able to fall into the bath. As I believe most shower instructions state that the hose should be fed through some sort of loop to prevent the head from being able to be immersed in a bath tub of water. Presents no direct danger, but is not in accordance with installation instructions, but electrically everything is satisfactory.  Or maybe a mains powered smoke detector mounted in an incorrect physical location, e.g. too close to light fittings or corners of walls. Again functionally inappropriate, not in accordance with manufactures guidance, but no electrical hazard or danger.  

 

Doc H. 

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Sharpend

Oohhh! I concede that point to the Doc! 

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Evans Electric

I'd just write it in as an observation  ... IF ..it was venting into the loft space .       Nothing to do with the electrics really. 

One of our local bathroom fitting companies used to do  that on all their jobs. 

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Murdoch

Interesting replies .....

 

i talked to the customer about adding a vent properly and left it like that

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binky

ventilation, is a building regs thing - condensation in attics can cause havoc, but many newer roofs have a lot more vents on ridges and eaves. 

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