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  1. freddylocks

    freddylocks New Member

    Hi Everyone

    We have a cold water 15mm pipe that routes through the upstairs floor cavity between the joists, over some electrical connections with fuse box below (including socket ringmain connectors) and then after another 400mm turns 90deg (bend/curve without fittings) and then goes through the joist without any connectors.

    I would like to put a T in at this 90deg bend/curve in order to provide a feed for a washing machine, however I am concerned that the electrical fittings are 400mm away. Are there any rules (other than common sense) that state how close speedfit fittings must be from electrical connections/fuse boxes?

    I am considering adding in the T further away, 1.5 meters where there is another existing speedfit connection, and taking the pipe through the opposing joist and running it along the adjoining floor cavity avoiding the electrical connections.

    Any advice is appreciated.
    Many Thanks
    Freddy
     
  2. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Your plan sounds wise.
    You would want a fitting on a straight section of pipe rather than a curved section really.
     
  3. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Cut a tee in futher away from all the electrics and just run extra pipe to your point of use . cheers kop
     
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