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Extractor fan in shower cubicle

what type of extractor fan do i need to purchase. I will be mounted within the shower cubicle to an external wall. It will need to work with the pull cord i have at the moment for the bathroom light.


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The extractor Fan would have to be an extra low voltage unit 12Volts with a separate transformer mounted away from the shower in a safe zone these units are made for Showers -Bathrooms. This work should be carried out by a registered Domestic installer and notified to building control by them it is not
suitable for DIY or an Odd Job Man
Put the job up on for a qualified electrician let them purchase the fan then they then should Guarantee the whole of the job. It could well save you a lot of time and money.
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Answered 6th Sep 2011

Hi M
you will need a zone 1 fan which normally comes with a transformer this will be mounted outside of zone also a fan isolation switch will need to be fitted usually these are fitted on outside of bathroom wall at high level.


Answered 6th Sep 2011

I can't agreed with some previous posts.
Fan not necessary should be 12V in Zone1( how about electrical shower),but it should be IP65.
And that is electrical work in special location and Notifable. So better employ part "P" approved person, or in otherwise Building Control must be notified before work starts and that cost money. Charge for breaking that rules can be up to 5000.00.
Best way- send job on myBuilder .
Get the job done right.
Hope it'll helps.
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Answered 10th Sep 2011

The only difference between fans is they are timered or non-timered.


Answered 6th Sep 2011

Please ignore the 3rd post, as the first two have said there is a huge difference in fans, yes there are timered and non but it is a 12v SELV fan you need and it does need to be notified under part p, so i would just post it as a job on here.


Answered 9th Sep 2011

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