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Bathroom Solution. Any ideas? :)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by CarlosMarroquin, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. CarlosMarroquin

    CarlosMarroquin New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I need to make that a bathroom door when it locks from the inside, an OCCUPIED sign can light up outside.

    Any ideas how to accomplish this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MikeMl

    MikeMl Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Can you gain access inside the door jamb pocket where the dead-bolt goes to mount a small switch there?
     
  3. CarlosMarroquin

    CarlosMarroquin New Member

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    Yes I have access to it
     
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  5. MikeMl

    MikeMl Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Can you mount a switch that looks like one of these so that the switch arm is depressed by the deadbolt?
     
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    dr pepper Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Whatever you come up with bear safety in mind, here in the Uk the power supply would need to be Selv rated if it is within a certain distance of the bath/shower/sink/toilet.
     
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    Devils advocate here: When the door is locked and you can't get in. Is it not occupied?
     
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    Methinks it's for a nervous pooper who doesn't like people fiddling with the knob whilst they do their business. Might even be so bad that they physically can't should it happen.
     
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    When I moved from UK to Australia in 2003 I was surprised to see light switches and sockets in bathrooms - in some cases the sockets were next to the sink. Having now lived here 14 years, I've never come across anyone that has tripped a breaker or got a shock from these fittings. I now routinely switch them with wet hands. Makes me wonder if the UK regulations are more suited to much earlier times and not relevant now.

    Mike.
    One of my current bathrooms.
     

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