In the back of my garage/workshop I have a Belfast sink with tap, and
about 550mm above the sink is the consumer unit. In preparation for a
possible house move next year I've been looking through the regs to
check that this is OK but can only find guidance about horizontal
separation, which should be >300mm, and nothing about vertical
separation distance. The top of the CU is sealed and the front has the
usual acrylic cover; the sink is ceramic and the tap and waste are
connected by plastic pipes, so bonding isn't an issue.
Are there any regs about vertical separation in this situation?
On 03/10/2016 15:37, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Not specifically... even the 300mm is only a guideline. Common sense
applies really - is the appliance (i.e. the CU in this case) appropriate
for the circumstances. For a normal sink, yup more than likely. If it
were a high pressure jet cleaning station, then perhaps not!
Thanks, John. That's what I thought but it's several years since I did
that work and, with a possible move next year, I wanted to confirm that
I hadn't missed something before potential purchasers send their
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