What is this in my new build hall cupboard??!

(29 Posts)
nannymags Wed 19-Aug-20 17:20:24

There’s another switch for a fan boost and general fan, another switch and timer for towel rail only (if you want to dry your towels without heating on)

It has a switch under it but no light or noise when I turn it on.

So what can it be?!!


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ThePlantsitter Wed 19-Aug-20 17:24:17

Looks like a neon light with the bulb gone?

dementedpixie Wed 19-Aug-20 17:25:00

Is that not just the fuse? Needs to be switched on for any of it to work

BacklashStarts Wed 19-Aug-20 17:25:02

Emergency light? Or just cupboard light with dud bulb?

dementedpixie Wed 19-Aug-20 17:25:44

or maybe needs fuse changed

dementedpixie Wed 19-Aug-20 17:26:41

is there a bulb in it?

CrunchyNutNC Wed 19-Aug-20 17:27:54

Is it a heater, so your cupboard can be an airing cupboard? The cover looks heater-ish to me.


dementedpixie Wed 19-Aug-20 17:28:22

Does it heat up? Is it a cupboard heater?

Bsc8180 Wed 19-Aug-20 17:28:26

Looks like an oil filled heater. Strange to have in a new build.

BillywilliamV Wed 19-Aug-20 17:29:27

It’s a cockroach trap, they crawl in the little holes. You obviously have a lot of cockroaches,,,

nannymags Wed 19-Aug-20 17:37:51

dementedpixie A fuse for what? Excuse my ignorance please!

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nannymags Wed 19-Aug-20 17:38:33

There’s already a light in there.

Yes agree it looks like a heater

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dementedpixie Wed 19-Aug-20 17:39:23

Sorry i thought you were asking about the switch to start with. It looks like a heater. Might turn the cupboard into an airing cupboard in the absence of a hot water cylinder

nannymags Wed 19-Aug-20 17:40:04

There’s a dude board in the cupboard already

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dementedpixie Wed 19-Aug-20 17:40:48

the switch has a fuse in it too

nannymags Wed 19-Aug-20 17:40:49

Fuse board! Not dude!

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MissKittyCat Wed 19-Aug-20 17:41:10

It's a tubular heater

nannymags Wed 19-Aug-20 17:41:16

Okay I’m going to try the switch and leave it..... see if it heats up! Thank you x

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fairislecable Wed 19-Aug-20 17:58:17

My DD had an airing cupboard heater that looked like that it just gave off a gentle heat.

Pickpick101 Wed 19-Aug-20 18:01:43


Looks like one of these

JoanCallamezzo Wed 19-Aug-20 18:04:02

Def a heater so you can use the cupboard as an airing cupboard. We had one of these in our old house which was a new build and I don’t think I ever switched it on in the 10 years we lived there.

WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat Wed 19-Aug-20 18:05:55

Insect killer? Was your house built of the site of a butcher's shop?

Barton10 Wed 19-Aug-20 18:06:26

I have got one of those and don’t know what it is. I assumed it was a heater but it doesn’t get hot!

MoverOfPaper Wed 19-Aug-20 18:08:19

We had one of those in a new build. It was a heater to turn the cupboard into an airing cupboard. I never used it as it was the only storage in the flat so was used to store things that didn’t want warming! I did wonder where the damp would go...

GisAFag Wed 19-Aug-20 18:35:50

I have similar in my bathroom cupboards. 1960s build. Mine are heaters, the bar glowsorangey red. Never use them as my bathroom is damp and has had leaks from flat upstairs.

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