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My name is ***** ***** under the bath is a common location for the citing of a pump. You normally locate the pump as close to the taps as possible, since if you fitted it further up the chain when you turned the basin tap on or flushed the toiler for example it would start, and you would only really want it to run when having a shower or bath.
There are some building regulations they must follow for citing a pump (or any electrical item), I will send the details over shortly.
However if the water pressure is really low and you would benefit from it running when using the basin, and happy for it also start when flushing the toiler there is no harm locating it in the airing cupboard, the only additional thing you may need to do if you cant redirect the toiler cold feed is to fit a pressure reducer as you may find the additional pressure will damage the inlet valve on the toiler over time.
The website here gives you very good guidance around requirements etc.
So if the pump is fitted under a bath which does not have a side panel it would be in Zone 1, otherwise its not deemed in scope of a zone, the view being its not at risk of being splashed or touched.
I assume the bath has panels (and hence the pump is out of sight), so from a electrical regs perspective its fine to be installed, but would suggest its put on an RCD protected circuited.
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You would normally fit a pull cord to allow you to switch off the pump, which lets you access the wires ring main in the ceiling, you then drop a wire down the wall (behind the plaster if they have been tiled), and under the floor then drill a hold in the floor to bring the wire back up under the bath.
That said it may be possible to run the cable along the wall without going under the floor, rest assured this type of work gets done in finished bathrooms (as a after thought), so I wouldnt worry about the condition of your floor.
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