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bathroom downlights


derek13

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hi people,

could do with some help to put u in the picture am lookin to install 5 downlights in bathroom but am unsure about the regs ?. i now believe that any work now done in the bathroom will need rcd protection? would not really be a problem but the fuseboard is an old one with re-wireable fuses so that i take it will be a no-go?, which leads me to ask is there a way around this and can anybody help as im unsure with the 17th edition etc so thought this would be the perfect place to ask:)

thanks for any replies greatly appreciated Guiness DrinkGuiness Drink

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Evans Electric

Put the bathroom light feed through an RCD spur unit . All bathroom electrics are supposed to be notified to Electric Police and carried out by a certifiable sparks .

Deke

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NozSpark

They should also be IP55 (sealed) so that moisture cannot get into the ceiling void or loft space.

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any idea of cost of the units guys? also will it just be a case taking original light feed into the rcd spur then out to lights keeping same switch wire in place?

thanks very much for taking time to reply

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NozSpark

Personally I'd take the loop in / out to the RCD FS and then got to the switch & lights.

They cost about

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Evans Electric

Cost about

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They should also be IP55 (sealed) so that moisture cannot get into the ceiling void or loft space.

what silicon do u use to seal (flum seal)?

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NozSpark

You don't need any sealant... the fittings come with sealing rings

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You don't need any sealant... the fittings come with sealing rings

fitted some befor and they did not sit tight it said in the instructions to use a sutible silicon sealent if they are not tight to celing.

wont be useing them again

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How many downlights? what wattage?

AndyGuiness Drink

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3amp shouldnt be a problem then.

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