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Wiring in bathroom

  • 10-12-2022 2:09pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 684 ✭✭✭


    I'm wondering if it's okay to carry out my own wiring in my own bathroom? Would it be legal?

    What sort of things should I look out for?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,413 ✭✭✭JustJoe7240


    What should you look out for? An electrician. Water and dodgy electrics, Cant see an issue.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,279 ✭✭✭FishOnABike


    All work carried out in special locations as defined in the National Rules for Electrical Installations should be carried by a registered electrical contractor. This includes bathrooms.

    http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2013/si/264/made/en/pdf



  • Registered Users Posts: 684 ✭✭✭Benedict


    I'm wondering what if power was taken from an existing wire (in a bathroom) to power up another piece of equipment, would it still need to be done by an electrician? I mean, could a workman say look, the wire was already there, I just removed it from one place and connected a new piece of equipment to the same wire? Say for example, if the shower was removed, could the existing wire be used for a heater? Would it still need an electrician?

    From reading Fishonabike above, it kind of sounds like anything new at all should be done by a sparky once it's in a bathroom - is this true or is this being over fussy?



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,335 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    Say for example, if the shower was removed, could the existing wire be used for a heater? Would it still need an electrician?


    No you could not use the same wire for a shower for a heater for lots or reasons. It would probably not reach where you want it to go in the first place and that would mean joining it which could lead to trouble in the future especially if you are not confident in that. It's also probably the wrong size cable and on the wrong size MCB in the consumer unit. So a job you might think is simple is more complex than job think it might be. Stop being mean get the job done right get an electrician.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



  • Registered Users Posts: 684 ✭✭✭Benedict


    Thanks AMKC - actually I wasn't being mean but the bloke told me I didn't need an electrician because he was using the same wire.

    But from what you say, he may have been wrong.



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