I would like to replace the fan extracter switch which
looks something like this
to this if it's OK.
Is this OK?
The best you might manage is this:
Or perhaps one of these:
But I doubt you'll find one in a chrome finish. Maybe buy a white one and
either cover it with something like chrome fablon (sticky back plastic for
all Blue Peter fans), or maybe spray it with a silver or chrome paint. On
second thoughts, skip the idea of painting it, metallic paint could do
wonders for causing shorts.
"Chris Spyrou" wrote
| Just found this.
| http://www.mkelectric.co.uk/products/item.asp?itemid 61&rangeid14
| Not sure who sells them though.
Most electrical wholesalers will be able to special order it for you if you
ask nicely whilst waving some folding stuff.
Agreed, however, a call to a proper wholesaler might work (wont name names,
i work for one of them..), I dont recal having seen one, but somebody like
focus sb or hamilton may do one. Beware though if its in a bathroom at may
Sitting beyond any of the numbered Zones, or (from memory) in Zone 3,
i.e. being far away enuff from any bath/shower to be more than probably
out of reach.
Remember, the Regs now allow ordinary switchen in bathrooms when far
enough away from the bath/shower - the blanket prohibition is gone-gone-gone.
Sockets (other than shaver) still a no-no, but FCUs for fixed appliances
are OK if far enough away.
(Pauses to consult OSG's Table 8.1 and Figures 4d/4e...) Yup, it's
Zone 3 and outside-the-Zones which are OK for ordinary wiring accessories,
barring sockets. And that means, *roughly*, more than 60cm (2 feet)
horizontally away from the vertical which is the nearest edge of
bath/shower enclosure. More roughly still, "out of reach".
HTH - Stefek
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