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Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:02 pm    Post subject: bathroom light switch - inside or outside?  Reply with quote    

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?

Rusticwood



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pull cord inside

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Switch outside.

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've known both. Hilarious japes are less common if the switch is inside.

Marionb



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When I think of a switch outside I always think of someone pranking the person in the bathroom by switching the light off (when its dark)...

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Switch outside.


Yeah, but we're in Devon. Prior to this everywhere I've lived has had a pull cord switch in the bathroom. Light-switches outside the room seems to be a local wiring thing.

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



Inside - I always find it irritating when I visit people and have to ask "where's the light switch ?"

Nicky Colour it green



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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Jamanda wrote:
Switch outside.


Yeah, but we're in Devon. Prior to this everywhere I've lived has had a pull cord switch in the bathroom. Light-switches outside the room seems to be a local wiring thing.


ack

is this going to be one of those things I thought everyone else had and it turns out to be a local thing...... hogs pudding, carnivals, clotted cream, dough cake, red mud and now outside-the-bathroom-light-switches

Mr Cig is from Norfolk. They do things different there.. they don't even have hills....

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

High six!

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

pull cord inside,

apart from pranks deciding it is too dark and reaching out with a wet paw is a bad idea

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Switch outside.

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We swing both ways. No preference. Only thing I'd say is try to position The cord outside the arc of the door.

12Bore



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Internal PIR.

Falstaff



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

12Bore wrote:
Internal PIR.


That's just Posey !

tahir



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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 15 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
Internal PIR.


Yup, avoids a lot of shouting at kids

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