1. 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
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. archee

    Loft sockets question

    Hi fitting a a couple loft sockets on a radial circuit. I only have 2.5mm cable and really don’t want to buy a reel 4mm2 is it ok to use on 32A mcb if I put a fcu before the sockets as it will never exceed 13A and the cable is rated for 27A. Or is it better to add another separate 16A breaker...
  5. S

    Live & Neutral swapped on sockets?

    Hi Recently my son complained that he was getting shocks from his laptop when plugged into the mains in his room. I checked the socket and the others in his room and the wiring looked fine - red to live, black to neutral and firmly connected. I then used a plug-in Ring Main tester which...
  6. S

    Add extra 13A sockets to Cooker circuit.

    There is a severe lack of sockets in our kitchen. We have a cooker control switch with a single socket in it, but no cooker connected. Would it be possible to run extra 13A sockets off the cooker control circuit? If so, would this need to be done by an electrician to be complient with regs...
  7. Q

    UK Can you add additional sockets to non RCD protected circuits via RCD spurs or sockets?

    Evening all, If a socket circuit is not RCD protected via an RCD/RCBO and there isn't the option of fitting an additional RCD enclosure or fitting RCBOs, is it permitted to add additional sockets to the circuit via RCD spurs or additional RCD socket outlets? (type A of course)...if the sockets...
  8. C

    Worth getting sockets with safety shutters?

    Having a rewire done with Click Mode sockets. Doubles being CMA036 (BS 1363-2: 1995) PDF I saw this about safety shutters...
  9. F

    Extra sockets in garage

    Hi diyer here, I'm wanting to add two extra double sockets to my garage / workshop. Currently have two double sockets wired with 4mm t+e with a 16 amp breaker In the consumer unit. It looks like a radial circuit as it doesn't loop back to the consumer unit. Can I just continue the circuit with...
  10. W

    Smart sockets / lighting?

    Hey So I'll say I'm not a qualified sparky however I know how to wire up a replacement socket or a replacement dimmer (but I couldn't add a new one) I'm looking at Lightwave products for smart sockets with energy monitoring. Are these any good good? Would I perhaps need anything in addition...
  11. C

    UK Limiting power from sockets

    Hi I have an Airbnb and some guests are charging their cars off of power sockets in my kitchen. So not only is this outwith my insurance coverage it is costing me a lot of money. Are there sockets which can either 1) limit current? Or 2) time out automatically after 30 minutes or so I can...
  12. Adawkins1

    UK Both sockets in one bedroom are spurs

    I've noticed that both sockets in one of my bedrooms are spurs, they both have just the one cable going into them. I checked the nearest socket in the bedroom next door but that only has two cables going into it, so they can't be feeding off that? Anyway to tell if these two sockets are safe and...
  13. W

    additional sockets of insulation backed plasterboard

    So I have inherited a small job in a commercial clients own home. they want extra sockets in a bedroom they are renovating. The walls are insulation backed plasterboard. I would guess around 25mm insulation on 12.5mm boards. To add the extra sockets I was thinking of just chasing out the...
  14. OnlQQker

    They're Examining Our Plugs And Sockets...

    They've not trod on one yet though!
  15. R

    I hav e 2 sockets that are inacessable in my flat, I have an inspection in a few days

    Two sockets totally inacessable, council electric inspection in a week. Most sockets are accessible
  16. W

    upstairs telephone sockets not working

    Hi There, wondering if anyone can help/assist in my problem, we bought a house 1 year ago, and i believe the house is 5-10 years old, quite a modern house, problem is all upstairs phone sockets do not work, no dial tone, router wont work in them, i have taken some pictures in hope someone might...
  17. Dartlec

    Sockets on a lighting circuit - C3 or C2?

    Fun EICR at an HMO today, which was installed new 5 years ago (not particularly well!) Lots of niggly things that I'll sort, but in the kitchen cupboards were two unswitched sockets which confused me for a while. Turns out they are connected to the lighting circuit, switched by their own...
  18. R

    6mm to 2.5mm for sockets

    Hi I've got a job that i've been asked to quote for and i'm struggling with how to do it the best way. It's a summerhouse and the customer only wants a couple of double sockets and a light in it. My issue is that it's a fair distance from the house where the supply will be taken from. I've...
  19. highlanders317

    Advice for home pc area and extra sockets

    Hi All, I am having fibre to the premises fitted tomorrow, much earlier than expected, supposed to be another month or so. I looking for some advice on what to get to replace the current 1x4 sockets with 3 extension leads for pc, tv and always on. I am not looking doing the work myself, just...
  20. Josh555

    Blowing sockets and popping RCD

    A client asked me to add two sockets in their bedroom I took power from two sockets in the lounge which is behind the bedroom wall. I ran a cable out of each socket for the new socket The problem is it now is tripping the RCD and blowing the old Existing sockets and light switches But the...
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