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    Running permanent extension lead from FCU socket?

    I have installed a new dishwasher, unfortunately the new cable will not reach the socket. The socket comes from an FCU, but is impossible to get at to add an additional socket. Can I run a permanent extension lead (appropriately 50cm) to plug in the dishwasher? thanks people:)
  2. W

    10 Amp Extension Lead

    Hi Is it safe to use a 10 Amp Extension Lead with a 7 Amp Car Battery Charger? Apologies if sounds crass - just need reassurance it's safe please. Thank you.
  3. E

    2 gang converted socket with extension lead

    hi, hopefully this is the right part of the forum. as the title suggests; I recently converted a 1 gang socket into 2 gang with a converter. i then have a TV plugged in one socket and a 5 gang extension lead in the other with 3 items plugged into that. Recently ive been having an issue where my...
  4. telectrix

    hedge trimmer no work. extension lead fuse blown

    wonder why fuse blows as soon as i plug it in (says customer). 3 taped joints in cable. is this why we call it Destroy It Yourself? it'sonly 2 wires, what could possibly go wrong?
  5. J

    Smart plug and extension lead

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice on a smart plug and an extension lead. I want the smart plug in the wall socket the extension lead in the smart plug, reason is to use Amazon alexa to shut down the smart plug. In the extension I have the TV Sky box sky router DVD player and about 3 other...
  6. L

    Extension lead (camping site)

    Hi all, I am going camping in a few months time the camping pitch that I'll be on will have a electrical hook up. Is it safe to buy a standard household extension lead and replace the plug for a camping hook up one ( IP44 industrial plug) ? Like this one
  7. Y

    Domestic Diy extension lead 2.5mm twin &earth?

    Hi guys I'm needing new extension lead to power light and music centre and have plenty excess 6mm & 2.5mm and 6metres 1.5mm grey twin and earth cable, plugs, sockets and grommets etc. Have basic knowledge of electrics just wanting opinions on using 2.5mm twin and earth cable a new 13 amp plug...
  8. D

    Insulated wire running under radiator?

    I have a radiator mounted on the wall under the window and a socket to the right of the radiator. I have an extension running from the socket under the radiator to my desk; there is enough wire so that it runs along the floor under the radiator. Will the wiring be dangerous due to the heat of...
  9. D

    Would an extension lead from old socket and flex be ok to use?

    Hi everybody, Could I use an old socket and some 1.5 mm2 flex to make an extension lead, wired up to a rubber plug top? I love to use old materials up so they don't go to waste, especially old MK sockets, very robust. It could be just light duty portable power, just as and when I need it! The...
  10. lilly123

    extension lead advise please

    hi all, just used my extension lead, it was ok before i used it just to vacuum, the extension lead was fully unwound but its not very long anyway, the hover is only about 4 months old, so i can not really see that having anything to do with it, could be wrong though, extension lead was fitted...
  11. L

    Extension lead from old socket

    Hi, I was wondering if you could make an extension lead from a double socket and 1.25mm2 flex on a plug top, just so I have got power at the other side of my living room just to power phone chargers and all that, It would only be temporary, I don't know if it is possible, it could run from the...
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    Do I need to be a qualified electrician to make DIY extension lead?

    Hi, I am thinking to make some 20m long extension lead for my house and office. But, the question is, do i have to be a certified or qualified electrician for it. If yes, what sort of qualification i need or is there anywhere in 17th edition that it says so. (Any links please). Thanks in advance.
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