installing a new socket off a spur

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by ptatty, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. ptatty

    ptatty New Member

    My electric shower is currently running of a spur, however I have just installed underfloor heating and need to get another power feed to run this. The power feed to the shower is coming off a spur.Can I run the shower wire into a box and split it so that I get two power feeds one for the shower and one for underfloor heating. If so what type of box do I need to run this into.

    Need Help
     
  2. daveamyles

    daveamyles New Member

    No is the answer you cannot touch the wiring for the shower for one im afraid part p.
     
  3. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    My electric shower is currently running of a spur,
    however I have just installed underfloor heating and
    need to get another power feed to run this. The power
    feed to the shower is coming off a spur.Can I run the
    shower wire into a box and split it so that I get two
    power feeds one for the shower and one for underfloor
    heating. If so what type of box do I need to run this
    into.

    Need Help

    Mate I don't like saying this and normally wouldn't. The shower you have is put in entirely the wrong way. My advice to you is do not touch it and call in a competent electrician to evaluate the situation. I say this with no reference to Part P, but this is prime example of a potentialy highly dangerous situation. Leave alone. JP.
     
  4. madmaz

    madmaz New Member

    Get someone in to check this out, i take it the shower supply is for a pump only otherwise you may be seriously overloading something.
     
  5. Kirby Castle

    Kirby Castle New Member

    JP, I know what you are saying with this, but it is possible that the "electric" shower may just be a power shower rather than an instantaneous electric.
    In saying this, however, you are absolutely right - he should get a spark in.

    Steve
     
  6. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    JP, I know what you are saying with this, but it is
    possible that the "electric" shower may just be a
    power shower rather than an instantaneous electric.
    In saying this, however, you are absolutely right -
    he should get a spark in.

    Steve

    Thanks Steve for pointing that out. JP.
     
  7. Legal Sparrow

    Legal Sparrow New Member

    ptatty

    If you give some more info, perhaps someone will be able to assist.

    What type of electric shower is it?
    Where is this spur? (under the bath, in the cupboard on the landing?)
    Is the spur fused?
     
  8. gaz58

    gaz58 New Member

    Serious answers boys but with a name like ptatty (potato) this has to be a wind up
     
  9. plastic bertrand

    plastic bertrand Active Member

    Serious answers boys but with a name like ptatty
    (potato) this has to be a wind up

    Well I never, gaz he could be called Peter Tatty. ;)
     
  10. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    7 Posts before someone shouts windup!
     
  11. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds New Member

    What does that mean, exactly?
     

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