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    Domestic Random Socket Stopped Working

    Hello, I hope this is allowed here! Please let me know if it isn't. Keep in mind I have 0 electrical knowledge. A couple of weeks ago just 1 socket in my bedroom failed. Everything just turned off and wouldn't come back on (seemingly 0 power at all from that socket). But the other socket in...
  2. P

    Attach 1 double socket to CU

    Hi, my Consumer Unit is in a cupboard in my hall. I would like to install 1 double socket only in this cupboard. I was wondering if I could run the cable to feed this socket from an already occupied 16amp mcb or 32amp mcb from within my CU?
  3. B

    1 new socket in garage and 2 lights - Help if possible

    Hello, I am looking at adding one new socket to my garage and two wall lights. I have a plan of attack and would like the advice of the professionals if at all possible ?. There is an existing socket in the garage which is part of the ground floor socket ring circuit. The existing ring circuit...
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    Has anyone heard of a Nipon socket apparently we are fitting them to lamposts in a town square?
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    Socket not working anymore.

    So last night I noticed that the Socket behind the TV was not working. Plugged in my Kewtech plug tester and nothing. So turned off the MCB for the downstairs sockets. Undone the Socket and its been spurred using new colours from the 13A FCU. Changed the 13A fuse in the FCU, checked the cables...
  6. gazdkw82

    Log cabin socket design installation

    Iv got a little install of 2 IP rated sockets to go on an exterior wall of a log cabin. The customer doesn't want to see any cables or containment as you look at the sockets. We've agreed to run black PVC conduit on the rear of the cabin (which is going to have shrubs growing up it) and then...
  7. J

    Lighting connection, socket outlet?

    Working on an industrial radial lighting circuit, 6 son high bay fittings each connected from a conduit box via a short length of flex from the main circuit (terminal strip inside conduit box). Problem they are getting is whenever a fitting goes faulty it takes the entire circuit out. Ideal...
  8. MrTapster

    Domestic Socket ring main causing flickering lamps

    Hi all To start off, there’s been no work on the ring main for 8 years or so. (Other than having a smart metre fitted about 12 months ago) Yesterday afternoon I noticed a buzzing from a plug socket. I unplugged what was plugged in thinking it was the appliance and didn’t think anything more of...
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    socket in a bathroom... yes....

    advice on this one , lads. very small appartment. under the sink in the bathroom is a washing machine. like i said very small appartment. in the cupboard next to it (all very neat and tidy) is the socket for it. 18th edition board in the lounge but the socket is within 3 mtrs of zone 1 , albeit...
  10. J

    Ring off a ring ! Help please

    Hi, I know you can’t put a ring off a ring, you should join a cable in the back box of a socket, take it to your new socket, then continue the ring until you get back to your original socket But I don’t know the reasoning why you can’t make a figure of 8 ring main if you like, Could someone...
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    Cable size for spur socket

    Hi all, I have a spur socket on the upstairs landing from a ring socket in an adjacent bedroom. It is connected in 2.5mm T&E ; is this okay or should it be 4mm due to it being a double outlet hence it could supply 26A? It currently has only a decorative LED tree thing plugged in. The cable...
  12. Bobby34

    Removing socket outlets

    Hi guys and girls, A client is moving their kitchen into another room that currently has a few sockets in it. The sockets are currently on a ring final circuit that covers every socket in the house. They've asked me to add sockets for the new kitchen so I am going to run a new kitchen circuit...
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    Position of socket for integrated oven

    Hi, I am looking to install an integrated oven, however it's position would mean the socket on the wall will be directly behind it. Is this allowed? is this safe? I just worry it could be too hot there. I could move the socket, probably nearer the floor so it's below the oven. If I do this...
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    Domestic Seeking advice re oven change - double socket to fused spur

    Hi, I'm looking to replace my electric single fan oven. It is plugged into a double socket, the other socket having the gas hob plugged into it, and this double socket is wired to a 13a switched fused spur. Looking at the ovens in my price range I can see some that include a plug and can be...
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    Seems like a dumb question, but is a socket underneath plumbing allowed now?

    I just moved into rented accommodation and found this (see pic) under my sink. When I was last in the electrical business 30 or so years ago it would have been classed as a horror show waiting to happen, thoughts?
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    RCBO socket circuit tripping.

    I'm stuck here fellas. I have a radial with only one double socket outlet in 2.5mm T&E on a 20A RCBO running five meters in surface mounted trunking. TN-S, R1 and R2 good, 243V measured, Ze 0.12, Zdb 0.29, Zs 0.36, IR all +200MOhms. RCD trip tests all ok at 0 and 180 and ramp 24mA. Now these...
  17. P

    Socket height in summer house

    Hi everybody I would like some advice on the height sockets in a summer house am I right to say they need to be 450mm from ground cheers Paul
  18. Lou7

    Trying to match Socket outlet.

    I need to add another couple of sockets to an existing job, trying to match these sockets.
  19. Andy Hunt

    Most widely used socket electrical back box in the UK?

    Morning, can anyone tell me which is the most widely used brand name/type or best known manufacturer of electrical backbox's (plastic and/or metal) in the UK market? Thanks v much! Andy
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    Outside Socket Question

    Hi folks, We are looking at a new property and noticed there was an outside Socket, which is great. However, the cable that powers it has a 3-pin plug on the end and is plugged into a socket in the living room. (See pics). To turn the outside Socket on, you need to turn the socket in the...