Flex outlet for bathroom mirror

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Dr Bodgit, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Will be installing a large mirror with clock/shaver point in the bathroom, it won't be in a zone 0/1/2 area. The mirror comes with integral flex so was going to connect it to a MK Logic Plus 1-Gang 20A Flex Outlet Plate situated behind the mirror, with a DP FCU with 3A fuse in the loft.

    All OK?

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  2. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    Yes! Assuming the circuit providing the power is RCD-protected .
     
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  3. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Thanks...whole house is RCD protected :)
     
  4. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    dont put the fused unit in loft...put it obove 2.25 m..outside zones.
    More accessible.
    Plus I would not have two tone blue in that room...i would prefer a light dusty pink or something similar.
    RS
     
  5. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    FCU could go above the mirror, as the wall its on is outside of all zones (bath/shower is at the other end), but would prefer it out of sight. In the loft it will still be quite accessible as its right by the loft hatch.

    A light dusty pink would clash with the dark blue of the water in the bath and sink :p
     
  6. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Active Member

    Yes, but the grey does go well with the blues.
     
  7. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    yes you are right, i missed that.
    Altho it would be best to stop putting
    Bloo acticlean cistern blocks
    in the sink and bath water and just use it in the actualy toilet bowl.
    RS
     
  8. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    But I put the blocks in the cold water tank in the loft, that way it keeps the whole house clean.
     
  9. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    I bow to the master !
    :(
    Rs
     
  10. leesparkykent

    leesparkykent Well-Known Member

    If you need a fused spur, why not install an unswitched fused spur behind the mirror instead of the flex outlet plate?
     
  11. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    If something blows the fuse, then he'd have to take the whole mirror off the wall to get at the fuse.
     
  12. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    Is mirror screwed to wall ?
    If not wrong zone...albeit a moot point.
    How often will a fuse blow......and agree as he said big mirror
    RS
     
  13. Risteard

    Risteard Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear that it's not just me who was wondering that!
     
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  14. leesparkykent

    leesparkykent Well-Known Member

    Most Mirrors I've had to install are two screws in the wall and the mirror hooks on using key holes...If the fuse blows, slide the mirror up off it's fixings, replace the fuse and slide the mirror back on to its fixings. I would much rather do that than get into a loft. You could even extend the flex if it isn't already long enough, so the mirror could reach the floor when unhooked from its fixings.
     
  15. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    I've not looked too closely at how it's mounted but don't think it's trivial to pop it off the wall
     
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  16. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Took mirror out of its protective packing, and it hooks on using two key holes, towards the top on either side so is very easy to take off. However I'd much rather put the FCU in the loft which is easily accessible - a lot easier getting up there than to a high up FCU on the wall :)

    Its a RAK Renoir mirror, 800mm x 600mm with light, demist, clock and shaver/toothbrush outlet. Looks nice!

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  17. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    No TV in it? ;)
     
  18. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Lol not yet!!
     

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