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Topic Title: Zone 1 and the shelf at the end of the bath.
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Created On: 11 June 2015 03:12 PM
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 11 June 2015 03:12 PM
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sparkingchip

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If there is a boxing at the end of a bath how far across it does zone 1 extend?

Andy
 11 June 2015 03:52 PM
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christait

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The regs don't give a clear value, but IMO it would extend to the edge or the wall/partition, although I could see a case for changing to zone 2 after 0.6m in a similar vein to the requirement for a shower without a basin.
 11 June 2015 04:08 PM
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mapj1

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It might be sensible to ask how wet it gets during the normal use of the bath, and make it 1 or 2 depending on the answer, - is it in line of fire from a shower head ? If yes- more like above the bath, if not, then more like a cupboard beside.

It is sometimes suprizing to me that we ever managed as well as we did before bath zones 1,2,3 became compulsory in 2002 or so. ;-)

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 12 June 2015 03:07 PM
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alancapon

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Would this be the conveniently placed socket and shelf, to assist the radio / television / fan heater to fall into the bath?

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Alan.
 12 June 2015 03:30 PM
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mapj1

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Ah but in the UK the fan also needs a 3 meter extension lead. So not only can you electrocute yourself, you can also fall over the damn cable or get it stuck in the bathroom door hinges.

It might be better to only get bathed in an insulating oil - some of the new 'green' extra high tension transformer oils have datasheets that make it sound like you can use it as a salad dressing. Not that I would mind you.

biodegradable high voltage insulating 'oil'

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 12 June 2015 04:10 PM
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weirdbeard

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Originally posted by: sparkingchip

If there is a boxing at the end of a bath how far across it does zone 1 extend?


Hi Andy, what's the catch, for a bathtub only the zone appears to be limited by the tub's own structure itself, everything thing else is Z2 ?

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 12 June 2015 04:34 PM
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weirdbeard

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Originally posted by: alancapon

Would this be the conveniently placed socket and shelf, to assist the radio / television / fan heater to fall into the bath?




Hi Alan, to be fair I'd have thought that sparkingchip is engineering a safe and robust solution to a customers request, refering to yours, always better than them using an extension lead for the same, particularly as sometimes even extension leads might have been interfered with from there original specs

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