While the blanket statement was true until the 16th Edn, we now have
Zones in the bathroom (that may be what BigW meant by "bathroom area").
Roughly: in and right above the bath, no steenkin' switches barring
controls on electric showers (Zone0 & Zone1); arm's reach of the bath
(Zone2), pullcords only; Zone3 (further out to 2.4m) "normal" switches
"Permitted" doesn't mean "brilliant idea", mind; for a touch-sensitive
switch I'd want to know how it worked (there used to be some built in
to metal lamps which gave a distinct little tingle when you touched 'em:
*not* what I want in a bathroom, and equipotential-bonding such a
switch's metal exposed-conductive-part would make it Not Work anyway!
- whereas a non-contact capacitive type would be sensible).
| > "dave" wrote
| > > Is there such a thing available as a touch sensitive light
| > > switch suitable for bathroom use? I hate that CUDONK of
| > > the pullcord!
| Try different makes of switches - some may not CUDUNK as much. Mine goes
Mine goes CLI-CLI-DUNK! - I think it's loose on its mounting screw, that'll
be Next Month's Little Job.
The OP could try a Dimpull:
Pull cord dimmer
Also says it is suitable for use with bathroom fans.
Like the old Morecambe and Wise sketch that went,
"Boom Oo Ra Ta Ta Tat. Are you lonesome tonight. Are your bra straps to
tight. Do your corsets keep drifting apart. Are your shoes wearing thin.
Is there gaps when you grin. I'll tell you dear, no wonder your lonesome
To some extent, particularly with you now being able to use your mobile
phone to do it. Not sure how many would bother tho and would prefer
a wired one still.
I've just bought a house for the kids and have been doing some of
the usual maintenance stuff that any house purchase involves when
the house isnt a new build. It has two bathrooms/toilets which both
have those combined light/fan/heater things in the ceiling. Both are
identical and each have remotes to control the light/fan/heater.
One of the remotes is long gone and the other was no longer working
and had lost its battery cover. The manufacturer is still around but no
longer does any of those with remotes so can't supply spare remotes.
It is possible to buy the same thing with remotes from another
manufacturer, but the chances of it being an easy drop in swap
are very poor and obviously a silly price. No easy way of having
wired switches instead.
I did manage to dissemble the remaining remote and get it going
again, but it may not be viable for long and need another anyway.
It would be great if it were possible to get some dirt cheap
android smartphones that can replace remotes and use those
as new remotes and just leave those phones in a holder in
The place is currently being rented out until the kids move back here.
On Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:19:26 UTC+1, Rod Speed wrote:
well when IoT really takes off you'll be able to contol everything via a mobile.
With TV remotes yuo can get ones which learn your from other remotes (programable) I'm not sure if this will work with remote dimmers, it can;t be a very difficult 'code' to crack if there is one.
I was using the TV remote the other night and my dyson fan heater switched off.
I tried doing it again but not sure whether the volume wass being changed or the channel.
You've been believing adverts again. Can you imagine the cost of adding
the control gear to your house so every item can be controlled by your
mobile? Even the ones where it looks like it makes sense? Like heating or
*If a mute swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap?
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
On Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:02:24 UTC+1, charles wrote:
You can buy water proof phones you know.
Personally I'd still avoid droping them in tolets at music festivals, but that's up to you. My dad when he got his ipod so he didn;t drop it he got a case that had a wrist strap on it, strange no one else has every thought of such a thing.
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