Whirlpool baths

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Whirlpool baths

Postby Jimbo » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:28 pm

What kind of electrical fitting should I use? I need to have a 30ma Rcd to connect the bath pump but what can I use in Zone 1? Would an IP55 splash-proof socket with built in RCD be OK?
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Re: Whirlpool baths

Postby Paul McNamara » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:58 pm

This is definitely a Part P building regs, the exact wiring will be decided by the qualified electrician who installs it.

Pumps are put under the bath and are in Zone 0 so according to this website:

http://www.diydata.com/electrics/bathro ... ctrics.php

they should be low voltage only!
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Re: Whirlpool baths

Postby John Gallon » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:24 am

Hi Jimbo and Paul,
If the white area in the diagram of zones that Paul is referring to are zone 0 then I would agree but the written explanation for zone 0 is "The interior of the bath or shower which can hold water."
What then is the area under the bath that does not hold water?
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Re: Whirlpool baths

Postby Jimbo » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:56 pm

Thanks guys, took the easy way out and made a hole in the wall to a socket in the other room! (with an RCD of course)
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