I am trying to get my washing machine fitted in my bathroom and an
electrician has told me that this would be illegal. As I understand
the regulations so long as the machine is in zone 3, is on a fused spur
and has earth bonding it would be legal (subject to checking). Can
anyone tell me if I'm wrong?
The regulations do not specify any IP number for zone 3, however
reference should be made to the manufacturers data in case it indicates
any exclusion. Portable electrical equipment is not permitted other
than that using a SELV or shaver unit.
Find another electrician.
Agreed. The washing machine is not a portable appliance it is a "non fixed
current using device".
is your friend on this one.
The washer will need to be fed via a 30mA RCD and the location of the fused
spur may be limited (I used a labelled fused spur in my parents kitchen to
feed a flex outlet plate for the washer in their bathroom). The fused spur
or flex outlet plate will of course need to be part of the supplementary
(NOT earth) bonding.
Of course the OP didn't say what type of washing machine (dish washing
machine, perhaps?) or where "his" bathroom was (local restuarant, perhaps?)
We make these assumptions, whereas, it could be a penny well spent..
2p then - I agree - it's a bonkers idea unless you want to watch your smalls
go round whilst in the bath..
I have never seen a house with a washing machine in the bathroom (LOL - not
even in a makeover show).
It's beyond me that anyone would even think of doing it.
Putting the electrical safety aspect aside for a moment,
when you think about it the a bathroom does seems a more logical location
for washing your shitty underwear in comparison to a kitchen where food is
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