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  1. M

    Wago Question for Sockets

    Hi All, As a householder I'm keen to add a double socket further along a wall to extend access in a different corner of the room. I'm connecting with current cabling to pre-2004 cabling (1995 house) and wondered whether I can use Wago connectors and whether I need to enclose them in a plastic...
  2. S

    Attic sockets in ring main uk

    Hi all I would like to put some sockets in the attic and keep them on the main house ring main. Am I right in saying I can pull one of the legs from the bedroom socket and create my ring of sockets and the last socket connect it back to the bedroom socket
  3. O

    UK RCD sockets on RCBO protected circuit

    hi all come across a new build commercial office where radial circuits feeding electrak power track was protected by 32A RCBO at dist board and the electrak tap off leads terminated into RCD under desk sockets why install RCD sockets when circuit is protected by 32A RCBO is this install correct...
  4. Connor Lyon

    how to find ib when calculating sockets?

    Im currently in my apprenticeship and completing an assignment that involves cable calculations. Im currently stuck on how to find the design current for my socket circuit that has an unkown load. Do i just use the on site guide or is there a calculation i can do ?
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    Solar changed old sockets I noticed one of them had voltage on even with mains off

    Hello All and happy new year. Over the holiay I have changed all of my old sockets to some nice new ones and added a couple with usb sockets for good measure. I am very picky to ensure I isolate any circuit I am working on and I had one last socket to do on the first floor which was a double. I...
  6. C

    CU change where sockets can’t go on RCD

    Hi, I have a job for a customer, the consumer unit is an old 3036 board and there are several holes in it giving access to live parts, I can change the consumer unit but when put on an RCD the sockets trip. IR readings on the sockets are low but the customer isn’t in a position to have them...
  7. R

    How to fill gaps around sockets installed on uneven natural stone tiles ?

    Not really come across this issue before , not as extreme anyway . Installing new sockets on natural stone tiles and they've got large gaps around them due to each tile being different . What's the best solution to fill these gaps ? Stone coloured silicone ? Caulk ? Or some sort of gasket...
  8. L

    Installing plug sockets in steel furniture.

    Hi all, Figured I'd come straight to the experts with this one because I don't have a great deal of electrical experience. I'm a designer at a furniture manufacturing company. We manufacture furniture almost entirely out of folded sheet steel profiles. Currently I am working on designing a...
  9. M

    External sockets from garage

    Hi, just helping someone out and apologies for the long winded post. Would like install a couple of weatherproof double sockets on the patio. 1 double socket for a bar fridge 1 double for a 2.4KW plug in wall mounted heater. Unfortunately the house consumer unit has no spare ways and the...
  10. A

    Is this safe? Would it pass ECIR ?

  11. N

    UK Metal-plated sockets and newly plastered walls

    Quick question to electricians - I want to add metal-plated sockets to newly plastered walls. The electrical wholesaler advised that newly plastered walls need 6 months to dry and thinks that the sockets will corrode if installed at the time 2nd fix. My builder and electrician don't think they...
  12. timhoward

    Old sockets having a party

    I was off duty, but this was a nice collection all in the same place: The 5 amp and 15 amp are obvious. The 4 pin one? 3 phase? It has Red B and Y scratched on it. I seem to remember the name Rayrolle and BS196 but it doesn't seem the same? Thanks!
  13. C

    Sockets fitted pipe chase

    Hi I’m getting a new kitchen fitted, there’s a existing socket outlet fitted into a pipe chase, for the rewiring of new socket outlets is it still ok to have a flush socket fitted into the pipe chase, the pipe chase contains a soil pipe from the bathroom above. If it does or doesn’t what is the...
  14. D

    Issue with lighting after lifting sockets to paint

    Hey, I lifted a few sockets from a wall so I could paint without having to cut in around them. I haven’t lifted any light switches yet. When re-fitting them I noticed one was a very tight fit (3 cables stuffed in to a shallow 25mm knock box. End of the ring and an extra socket coming off it?)...
  15. V

    Moving sockets upwards from skirting boards

    Hi All, This might be a bit of an odd question, I would really appreciate your thoughts. I am trying to up-date my mum's home, before putting it on the market for her as she has moved to a care home. I've changed the boiler, consumer unit, the kitchen has been rewired, I've added insulation...
  16. C

    Sockets keep tripping

    Hi, I moved home a few months ago and the electrics RCD keep tripping. Sometimes it will happen every few days and sometimes will be fine for a few weeks before happening again. I have identified the problem is coming from the utility room sockets. When it has happened before I have unplugged...
  17. P

    office sockets different phases

    Hello All done an EICR on a small office around 5 years old someone has added extra socket circuits from new to suit layout. they have added extra sockets on different phases next to each other less than 100mm between them so 2 phases powering same desks. Im possibly over thinking it but is...
  18. Z

    Lights and sockets on one circuit?

    Hi guys. I had an inspection yesterday, where the lighting and sockets are in one circuit for each floor. There are 3A fused spurs for the lights. I also need to replace the consumer unit with 18th edition one. How would you code that? Any advice on the consumer unit would be appreciated. Thanks
  19. gjgjedi

    2 our of 3 sockets in 5 amp circuit not working

    Hi, Flat recently gutted and rewired from scratch. Livingroom has two switches, one controls the main light, one controls a 5 amp circuit with 3 sockets (3 round pins). Only just got round to testing it (a year later...) and 1 socket is working, 2 aren't. Any ideas what could be the issue? Not...
  20. J

    Garage extra internal and external sockets help please

    Howdy, I'm looking for help with my plan to install an extra internal double socket and an external double waterproof socket to my garage. I believe its a radial circuit at the moment, with mains electrical supply coming from the house to a fused circuit board, 30A fuse to current double...
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