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?

  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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