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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:14 pm 
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No doubt I will get hammered, but am I right in thinking.......

There are (UK) zoning regulations for electrical points & switches in a bathroom, and yet you can have a socket to plug the kettle into right next to the kitchen sink? Or are there regulations here as well?


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It has to be suitable for the environment. I have a socket about 6 inches from the sink, it is under the sink and supplies the waste disposal unit and where located it will not get wet. One can't really stipulate a distance as it may be in some cases completely safe, even above the sink when supplying something like a wall mounted water heater it could be completely safe.

With a bath or shower you are expected not to be wearing socks, shoes, or any cloths and for the whole body to be wet, it is quite different.


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Is that what the regs say? I quite often (nearly every night) get up for a glass of water from the rising main, completely naked!


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It is only the bath or shower, you can have a sink or a toilet in a room and that does not count.


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