Summary: Learn how to fit a mounting box and wire in a shaving plug.
* Notifiable project requiring Building Control approval. A shaver point is the only electric socket outlet permitted in a bathroom.
Although surface-mounted boxes can be purchased, it is safer to install a flush-mounted shaver point. Shaver points can either be connected to a ring main spur via an FCU or run from a spur on a lighting circuit.
An FCU is a socket with an integral fuse used for connecting high-wattage appliances, such as cookers, extractor fans, central heating timers and heaters to a circuit. You can connect an FCU to a circuit in three ways:
To reduce the risk of overloading the circuit, high-wattage appliances are usually run on their own separate radial circuit.
The safest way to install mounting boxes for the FCU and the appliance outlet plate is to flush-mount them:
Drill holes around your outline to make chopping out the hole easier.
If you are fitting a mounting box to a masonry wall, mark the screw holes before druilling and plugging them.
Connections at the shaver point.
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