My electrician has gone AWOL, so I'm going to have to do the work myself and then retrospectivly get him to approve it.
The how water pressure upstairs in my rental home is very week (gravity fed from loft). It has a mixer tap with a built in shower hose. I wanted to beef up the pressure by fitting a a pump to this tap feed. My specific goal is to increase the Hot water shower pressure.
I think my water system is a gravity fed one, hence the poor pressure.
The pipe work for the water to pump is straightforward enough (T off Hot water to Pumps inlet and outlet) however, I need some advice on the electrical work. I haven't purcahse the pump yet, but I expect it to be a regular 13 amp fused plug.
I was planning to drop the cable from the loft to provide the power supply to this pump. I need advice on the following : - Should the Pump be wired directly to the electrical spur I'm dropping from the loft ? (i.e. remove plug ?) and be encased in a water proof box ? - What IP rating junction box should I be using if it's under the bath ? (Whether it's a junction box for above bullet point, or an electrical socket) - Are there any guidelines about trunking or where the electrical cable should be 'tacked' ? - I plan to have an isolation swtich outside the bathroom, above the entrance door. Would this be compiant with electrical guidelines ? Or should I use a pulley switch from within the bathroom ?
The guys I have doing the pipe work are working on it today, so a prompt response would be much appreciated.
Rest assured, I plan to have the electrical work fully approved before I switch it on.