Options for connecting a bathroom heater

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Theo70695, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Theo70695

    Theo70695 Member

    We have a shower room and a bathroom upstairs. I would like to fit a 2kW heater in each one. There is no ring main in the loft.

    Here are some options, some (all?) of which might be illegal so I would like your advice.

    1. For one of the heaters I could take a switched fused spur from a convenient socket upstairs. The cabling will unobtrusively go up to the roof is a cupboard. I note that this rarely used socket is already on a spur but I feel that a switched fuse would properly protect the wiring.
    2. That leaves the other heater and my only option there is to spur off a ring and accept the disruption of a cable going up the wall.
    3. Another option could be to take a feed off the shower cable. Is this a practical and legal option?
    I have always preferred radiant heat in a bathroom and in the old days these were considered safe. What are people's thoughts now?

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  2. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    Don't use the shower feed, the other options sound ok although you shouldn't add a spur to that socket which is already a spur, either change the socket to a fused connection unit or fit a plug to the heater feed cable.
     
  3. Tony Goddard

    Tony Goddard Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with a radiant, so long as it is placed outside of the zones
     

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