Hi all at uk.diy.home
My bathroom is currently just unplasterboarded 3x2s and a forlorn
looking lavatory as I am in the process of fitting all the associated
bits behind the walls and moving a doorway so as to accomodate a
shower cubicle in a v small, previously non-standard, 19th century
The old (prehistoric should be a better word) watercloset/washing
facility had gas lighting and copies of the racing post from 1951
under the bath...make of that what you will!
Anyhow, the ability to wash for Christmas dinner beckons so...
Since I cannot seem to find this info anywhere, could someone please
tell me :
A) Does the cold water supply pipe for a 9.5kW electric shower HAVE to
be copper or can it be 'easy to work with' plastic pipe instead? Saves
me having to earthbond a copper pipe, seems easier to seal too and
less like to expand/contract like copper in its hole!
B) At some stage a 10mm electic cable comes out of the
pasterboard/tile surface behind the electric shower. Is there anything
I should know about how this wire appears 'out of the wall'? Is the
end of a 10mm cable ok just coming out of the wall? It needs to have
sealant around it (obviously something or water will get into the wall
space won't it?) but is there some special fitting/grommet/gland that
'real' fitters use?
I already know that the cable should come in from ABOVE BEHIND the
wall, much like outside lights need a loop of wire dipping down behind
them for water to drip off and so make it less likely for water to
follow the cable run and go into the wall.
Not wanting water in my wall spaces, I want to do the right thing?
OR is the last bit of wire to the shower supposed to be outdoor
Not fitted anything electrical specifically in a bathroom before, but
am confident I can and do so safely, so any advice is greatly
(Dirty Dusty) David.