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onemanband



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 10:40 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Torch / leave door open.
I must remember to buy a new light fitting.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
12Bore wrote:
Internal PIR.


Yup, avoids a lot of shouting at kids


You can't read on the loo then.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have seen light switched outside bathrooms in Hampshire, but I prefer a pull cord in the room. No possible risk of deciding you need the light on and reaching round the door with wet hands.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
tahir wrote:
12Bore wrote:
Internal PIR.


Yup, avoids a lot of shouting at kids


You can't read on the loo then.


Yeah just gives it a wave every now an then

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: bathroom light switch - inside or outside? Reply with quote    

Nicky Colour it green wrote:
We are in the middle of re-modelling our shower room(technically we are doing the kitchen but it involved a wall shared with the downstairs loo... and yes. well long story)

Annnnyway - as I understand the regulations regarding bathrooms, you can either have the light switch outside the room, or a pull cord switch.

I prefer the switch outside option, it is the arrangement we had when I was growing up - mr Cig thinks it is odd not to have the switch in the room with you.

which do you have? which is the norm?


Switch outside.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our switches are outside.

Shan



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Far more civilised!

BahamaMama



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

inside (control freak)

gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Inside. never seen anything else.

onemanband



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Our switches are outside.


Isn't that a bit inconvenient ? Not to mention a bit cold in the winter

onemanband



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

New build round here seem to have outside switch for downstairs wc's and pull cord on main bathroom.
Like MR said - you might get out of bath/shower and decide you need light.
Outside switched downstairs wc you can see if light been left off/on without opening door.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
sgt.colon wrote:
Our switches are outside.


Isn't that a bit inconvenient ? Not to mention a bit cold in the winter




Indeed but it stops the pranksters.

MornieG



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have a switch outside but also when the bedroom light is switched on a single LV light comes on too in the bathroom which is plenty enough light if you need a visit in the middle of the night in the pitch dark. If you leave the bathroom door open before you go to bed you don't need any other light to find your way along the corridor.

Mo.XX

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could have a pull cord on the inside but place it in the very small gap behind the door and the wall so it is impossible to find when it's dark. Covers all bases then.

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 15 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
You could have a pull cord on the inside but place it in the very small gap behind the door and the wall so it is impossible to find when it's dark. Covers all bases then.


is that the voice of experience?

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