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Taking a old storage heater off the wall for my brother who would like a single socket in its place.
It has it’s own circuit in the fuse board (b16 breaker)
I know a little about electrics but don’t know if a standard 13amp socket will run off the breaker safely.
Thanks in advance

7029 dave

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How are they altering the wiring? They are just swapping probably a DP switch or spur for a single socket.
I mean it is an alteration, spur dp switch for a socket, as you well know the socket will need rcd protection.


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RCD socket anyone?


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Its fine to change the DP switch to an RCD single socket. A radial circuit off a 16A MCB.
But as others have mentioned, it will be off an off-peak board. So socket will only work between the hours of 12 midnight and 7am

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