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FatAlan

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Want to add two double sockets to one of my ground floor RFCs. Was initially thinking that it would have to be a FCU to a spur. Would it be better practice to just incorporate them as part of the ring?
Sockets will be running a TV and either PS4 or Xbox depending on what FA junior is in to. Not much else on the rest of the circuit other than four standard lights in the corners of the living room and another TV with linked hifi and satellite thingy?
Going to have fun sinking the back boxes as said wall is old external so straight into brick.
 

Andy78

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Extending the ring to incorporate the new sockets would be my choice.
 

Pete999

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Want to add two double sockets to one of my ground floor RFCs. Was initially thinking that it would have to be a FCU to a spur. Would it be better practice to just incorporate them as part of the ring?
Sockets will be running a TV and either PS4 or Xbox depending on what FA junior is in to. Not much else on the rest of the circuit other than four standard lights in the corners of the living room and another TV with linked hifi and satellite thingy?
Going to have fun sinking the back boxes as said wall is old external so straight into brick.
Whichever is easiest, either way is OK
 

Midwest

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App 15 gives guidance on such matters, guessing you know that. Just depends on how much disruption, her indoors can handle!
 

telectrix

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this is how i did a rfc extension yesterday.

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was necessary to fit a 35mm back box to allow space for the joints.
 

FatAlan

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this is how i did a rfc extension yesterday.

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was necessary to fit a 35mm back box to allow space for the joints.
I have 25mm back box which is set back slightly from the plaster surface. The additional sockets will be going on the other side of the wall that is adjacent to the socket in the photo. Will try and see if I can drill a hole straight through from the left hand side of box in the pic.

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Rpa07

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Them's posh faceplates @FatAlan - whittled from one solid block! Gonna match the others?
 

Rpa07

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Tels probably took him 5 minutes to extend that ring but after reading thread after thread I did this one in 25, enjoyed it though.

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Soldered as well I may add!
 

westward10

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Is all that tape and butchered crimp on the floor from your first attempt ;)
 

Pat H

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Yes I'd guess heat shrink. I prefer a silicone rubber tube first over the connector then the heat shrink. The heatshrink can get a bit thin on the edges of the crimp.
 
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