Kitchen extractor fan installation

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    Kitchen extractor fan installation

    Hi
    we are planning on installing a new kitchen extractor fan. Does it need its own rcd /circuit?

    #2
    Most of mine just took a spur off the back of the cooker point to a fused connection unit in the cupboard next to the hood.

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      #3
      It's subject to building regulations, being in a kitchen, so the building control people or the competent persons scheme contractor should be able to tell you.

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        #4
        Electrician wants to stick it on another circuit. Not sure if this is the ideal. Or if it will cause problems later.

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        • 2 or 3 stories
          Paulpopb
          I have been given a upgrade order by the council stating fire hazard 1. The inspector insists because the building is 3 stories, ii have to install an interlinked wired fire alarm system.
          I have 2 flats over 2 floors and an attic that has been boarded out in to 2 rooms but on the orders of a previous...
          25-07-2019, 16:02 PM
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          Paulpopb
          I have an appeal in and because of the changes to BS58__ part 6 in May this year it says because of improvement with alarms etc a mains wired alarm and wired control panel is no longer a requirement so I'm optimistic about the appeal.
          04-10-2019, 21:16 PM
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          Ian2019
          I have a flat that I rent out that has a “tested with tenant” FireAngel ST 750T smoke alarm and a Carbon Monoxide alarm and a fire blanket in the kitchen.
          The Management Company have recently undertaken a Fire Risk Assessment and informed us that all landlords should comply with BS 5839-6...
          24-09-2019, 11:14 AM
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          theartfullodger
          Fine: Reply, in writing, stating you have considered that standard. That's all they've asked you to do....
          25-09-2019, 18:52 PM
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          Ian2019
          Thank you both for your information, clear and concise.
          i will seriously look at the screwfix alarm option to replace the existing alarm and I take on board your helpful comments and the education update it has provided for myself.
          25-09-2019, 18:14 PM
        • Reply to Hard Wired Sysyem
          leaseholder64
          What they are probably going by is appendix 6 of "Fire Safety in Purpose Built Blocks of Flats", which is the standard reference for risk assessing blocks like yours. This says:


          With which you comply unless you have done any major electrical wiring work. And:
          ...
          25-09-2019, 12:09 PM
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          baldelectrician
          the management company can insist on what they want, I think it is unlikely they can justify you remove a compliant battery system and install a mains one as both now comply with BS 5839 Pt 6 (the standard has been amened as smoke detector and battery technology has developed)

          I am fairly...
          25-09-2019, 11:42 AM
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          Ian2019
          Leaseholder64 - that now makes sense. I purchased my flat 12 years ago (to live in - with a glazed door) - but have now married and live at my wife’s flat - hence we rent my old one out. Having had a couple of “bad” tenants - I am beginning to think seriously about selling it now. Thank you.
          24-09-2019, 17:18 PM
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          leaseholder64
          If it is a purpose built flat, below you and has proper fire doors, the fire should be contained. The smoke alarms in those flats don't protect you, only the occupiers of those flats. On the other hand their entrance door does protect you.
          24-09-2019, 17:10 PM
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          leaseholder64
          No it is nowhere near major work in the sense I used. I'm not even sure if completely rewiring the electrics would trigger the requirements.

          On the other hand, it does appear that over 50% of the flats have been owned by criminals, at one time or another, as replacing a fire door with...
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