I had an oil combi-boiler installed in my cellar a few months ago. The
cellar is quite a nice size, about twice the size of the bathroom that is
next to the cellar. The plan is to turn this cellar into a bathroom latter
this year, it should fit a sink, toilet, bath and separate shower quiet
nicely. Is there any problem with having the boiler in what would be the
bathroom? I'm thinking along the lines of electrical regs as the boiler
obviously has power and a feed from a roomstat.
Recent changes in the Regs make this OK, with a few restrictions. Keep
the boiler and any controls far enough away from the bath/shower: 2ft
minimum from nearest edge of bath/shower-cube keeps it in Zone 3, where
fixed appliances are Allowed. Make sure it's connected to the mains via
a fused-connection-unit or similar: a "standard" 13A socket is an
absolute no-no. Other than that, you should be OK...
If it were a gas boiler it wouldn't be allowed in a bathroom unless it were
a room-sealed type which takes its air for combustion from outside and
discharges its burnt gases directly outside without any openings into the
room. I don't know if the regs are the same for oil but since this is about
ventilation and flueing rather than the fuel I would imagine it would be. So
if you've got a flue pipe going up and out of your boiler: no. If your
boiler has a sort of concentric pipe flue going outside: probably yes.
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On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 01:02:28 -0000, "John Stumbles"
We had a new condensing boiler put in an airing cupboard in a new
en-suite bathroom last winter. With due reference to the boiler
manual for clearances required etc I built a demountable internal
cupboard round the boiler and the airing cupboard is excellent for
airing and storing sheets and towels etc. One snag is that we will
have to empty the cupboard for the annual service.
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