Are these OK for batroom use? My Mums bathroom is very cold at the moment
(obviously). She is toying with the idea of a De Longhi radiator with a
hole drilled through the wall and plugged into a socket on the landing. If
I cut the plug off and drill a hole for the cable and re attach the plug
will it be safe using the rad in this situation. I was thinking of
shortening the cable so there would be no chance of it finding it's way into
Personally I would only fit a heater that was designed for bathroom use, and
I don't know whether this applies to the De Longhi. Have you thought about
installing a bathroom ceiling heat and light unit? You just replace the
existing ceiling light with one of these:
Gosh -- it's 40 years since I've seen one of those.
The one in the picture looks like it would fail a PAT test
as you can touch the silica glass element tube (which counts
as a live part for PAT test purposes) through the grill, so
it's not IP2X.
Personally, I like wall mounted fan heaters for bathrooms.
Trouble is that pressure to reduce prices means they all
seem to be fitted with crap quality pull-cord switches.
I would be tempted to fit a separate pullcord switch to
control the heater (a shower pullcord switch would be fine).
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On 23 Dec 2007 09:06:40 GMT, email@example.com (Andrew
Likewise ,parents had one in the sixties. The other half wants
something similar but I put her off as i was not sure if heaters could
be installed on a lighting circuit.Plus its ugly.
Would this come under PAT testing as I do not see it as being portable
and likely to be installed out of touching range in normal use?
There are special rules in the UK for electrical equipment to be installed
The requirements depend on where in the bathroom the equipment is placed
relative to the bath or shower, see BS 7671 section 601 which you should be
able to access at the local library.
There is also a requirement that the equipment should only be installed by
an Part P-certified electrician.
In general I would recommend that you only install a heater designed
specifically for bathroom use. Try doing a Goggle UK search there are lots
I hope this helps
Yorkshire lad in exile.
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