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Peter009

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  1. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    Hi Alan, our electrician has said that there is no requirement for an extractor in the bathroom as we have a large porthole opening window I was just double checking that I did not miss something in the regulations for BSS that I could not find so thank you for that. We have a mushroom in the bathroom as well as 5 others on the boat and to be honest we probably wont close the door as there will only be two of us most of the time. The electrician is also looking into adding a fan into the mushroom so may well do that anyway. Bit of progress on the boat over the last few days we have moved the partition wall in the bathroom to a further couple of feet into the spare bedroom which has really made a difference to how it looks plus we took up the plaster boards on the floor and lowered the floor quite a bit which is good as we have more head space as well, only problem is my wife got all exited and ordered tiles, very expensive sparkly ones for the bathroom floor that were double our budget !! never mind I guess I will just have to do without my man cave cupboard for now Thanks for that pretty much how we will be on our boat
  2. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    We are going with the traditional method of wood and no plaster board also ripped it up from the floor so all gone now On another topic re bathroom I was just looking at the regulations and am wondering does an extractor fan have to be installed in a bathroom in a canalboat or is that a matter of choice, we have a window in there but a bit concerned about making more holes in the roof if we can avoid it would rather do that and leave the window open when showering, does anybody know if it is essential to have one as I cant find it anywhere in the safety certificate compliance or anywhere else so hoping someone will know thanks I agree with you which is why we are going marine ply only we are not going down an unknown road at this stage as I just feel it is too risky so we have ripped up the floor that had it on also the bathroom is now a bare shell of marine ply after a lot of work over the weekend we have extended it as well.
  3. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    Hi Alan, yes we are at considerable expensive and we are doing that with the multi fuel stove too we are taking no chances whatsoever with safety and compliance it is killing us financially but we will sleep at night knowing that the boat is not a risk to us or anyone else.
  4. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    Yes this was all transferred legally nothing illegal about the sale and we are aware we are the builders of the boat which is why we are complying with the regulations there was no electric connected so therefore we are responsible for that and yes IT IS compliant probably more compliant than necessary, is there a reason that you doubt that I am doing that perhaps people on this forum are not bothering with the legislation but we are watching it all of the way. Really do not want to keep discussing our compliance we know all about it thanks No on the river in London not static Thank you very much blackrose which is what I think would happen as well, we fully intend to put a layer of PVA before tiling in any case or tiling board, I do not agree that this will fall apart as nobody has actually given me any proof of that it is just an opinion
  5. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    Yes it was a boat that he had started, he used to live in another boat exactly the same in London and I think his intention was to fit it out and rent it out in London, however it looks like he ran out of money so we was looking at the time and heard about it as it was word of mouth. He had partly done the boat, floorboats, partition walls etc but we have taken over the rest of it from then. The only plasterboard that was brought for the boat was in the bathroom and is the moisture repellant type. I seriously dont think it is such a huge issue as everyone is making out looking at this link below others use it without an issue although not the norm. I will make my decision some time soon but I only wanted a view on it at the end of the day I will make my own decision regardless the link below is interesting using plasterboard. https://passivehouseplus.ie/blogs/the-bauhaus-barge-an-energy-efficient-canal-boat
  6. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    No sorry not end of, where is it stated that plasterboard cannot be used on boats or is this just peoples opinions
  7. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    Oh OK sorry misread it, thanks for your input on not caring less on what I do with the boat NICE.... have a lovely day so I guess I wont be asking you for advice then:) have a lovely day !!
  8. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    The previous owner of this boat had a boat already and the same sort of boat, he was an architect even though our plans for this boat have changed to what he had for the boat. I am not definitely going to use the plasterboard for the bathroom I have my concerns as well so am not convinced however does someone have some evidence of this sort of plasterboard crumbling and falling apart if so grateful to hear it thanks OK which is fine and I am not saying I do not believe what people are saying at all and if you are all right then you have saved me a lot of hassle and I appreciate that but can anyone give me some examples of where this has happened i.e the plasterboard falling apart in the bathroom
  9. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    Really ! is there a rule that I am not aware of where is that stated ?
  10. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    Have finally been back at the boat the plasterboard that has been left in there for the bathroom is Siniat Moisture board which appears to have a high resistance to moisture in the bathroom, link below https://www.siniat.co.uk/en/products-and-systems/products/internal-boards/gtec-moisture-board#downloads We have confirmed the ply used is marine ply so we are intending to tile straight onto the board, spoke to the manufacturer and there is no issue with tiling straight onto the board at all, we are also getting an extractor fan fitted in the bathroom Has anyone used this plasterboard from Saniat ? I think it looks like a good product and does leave very smooth walls
  11. Peter009

    Washing Machines

    Hi we are looking at moving the bath under the porthole now so that we can have more space thanks for saying it looks nice, apart from the shower and toilet everything else is quite cheap. If we ever get to live in the boat it would be lovely to have the bathroom but it seems to be a never ending project that is going on and on and on .... am sure a lot of you have experienced this so will not moan to much but it would be nice to have a life again !!!
  12. Peter009

    Bathroom again aghhhh

    Hi there I am not the only one up at 4.30 in the morning then !! I have this document but thanks for sending it through we are working to these regulations with the bathroom Cheers
  13. Peter009

    Washing Machines

    Good point something to think about The pipes are already boxed into the wall and accessible good point with the waste pipe and hiding it will look further into that thanks for that
  14. Peter009

    Washing Machines

    I think it could possibily but when the wall is moved will be able to see I would prefer if I could do that but the concern is the shower would then be close to the porthole window and would get that wet all the time potentially which may be an issue with the porthole am not sure but am also considering that. I think it looks a bit cluttered as I could only get pics of certain size units for the design but the sink will be smaller as well as a compact washing machine thanks I was not sure if it was needed or not so added it so as not to forget if it was thanks for clarifying that for me one less thing to buy !!
  15. Peter009

    Washing Machines

    Hi Alan, the wiring will definitely be in line with ISO 13297 as the marine electrician will do that, our electrician is great and is specialist in the marine and canalboat electrics so really glad I have him on the boat, the reference to the IP67/68 is the type of bulbs, extractors etc that are suitable for wet areas in boats such as the bathroom. I will double check with the electrician regarding the correct lights, extractor fans etc and double check again against the requirements, but I have put them on to ensure that the correct equipment that is waterproof as much as it can be for the bathroom is brought and not standard domestic equipment. So far I have brought the bath, shower and toilet getting delivered next week a cupboard will have to be made to house a compact washing machine and the plug for that will be external to the bathroom in the hallway. Am hoping I am on the right track as this has been the hardest room of all the boat for some reason. cheers
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