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    Removing an electric wall heater

    Electricians

    I want to completely remove an old electric bar heater from my bathroom wall for tiling and don't want to reconnect anything, is it safe to cut the wires, tape them and then push them back through the wall?

    Asked by Helen on 8th Sep 2020
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    Intelligence Security & Electrical Solutions Ltd

    "You can simply use tape over the live wire to fit into the cap. However, it is important to terminate the wire in a junction box and avoid burying the wire in the wall. The tape may come off when temperatures change and in such situations, live electrical wires potentially become dangerous.

    Junction boxes must be installed where they are always accessible; never install a junction box in a concealed wall or ceiling space where the box cannot be accessed in the future"

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Tony easton and son electrical

    "Hi ideally you would want to disconnect the supply , and make it dead , and put it into a suitable connection box , if the supply can’t be disconnected for any reason, it should be made into an IP rated connection box"

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    B G Evans Electrical Contractors

    "Hi Helen,
    No the circuit needs to be identified. It should be fed from a fused spur but wherever it s fed from it needs to be disconnected and then the cable can be cut back in the wall"

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Chris’s Electrical & Maintenance Services Ltd

    "No, wires need to be correctly isolated & a blanking plate put in place."

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    ASsociates Electrical Services

    "Never, never never .......... there will be an on/off switch somewhere, get an electrician to disconnect it at the switch, do not let the bathroom fitter near it."

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Ian Morris Electrical Limited

    "No, needs disconnecting from its supply, taped connections are a fire and shock hazard"

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    jtn property ltd

    "Hi Helen, if you can’t guarantee it being disconnected inside the consumer unit then disconnect the heater and the socket or spur and use Wago connectors to push the bare wires into these will then be safe to tile over"

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    andytebraake electrical

    "Yes this should be ok, however you need to ensure that cables are disconnected from the power supply too. Cables are fine over a short period but over a period of time the cables will become warmer and warmer due to current flow. I hope I have answered your question fully, should you have any more questions please do ask."

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    G Phillips Site Services ltd

    "No it would have to be completely isolated first and disconnected from source"

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    m b maintenance

    "Afternoon
    simply put, no, it will require isolating properly"

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    G Jonas Electrical Ltd

    "No Not safe to do that, the circuit will required to be disconnected from the supply to be safe."

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    G&H Electrician and building

    "No that's not safe, as it's a bathroom you need to put it in junction box water proof"

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report

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