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diyterry

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Hello. I am extending my bathroom, but one of the walls that will be incorporated into the bathroom has a socket fitted. Is this allowed in a bathroom or is it best to remove the socket and fit a cover?
 

westward10

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13A socket outlets are permitted providing they are not less than 3m from the boundary edge of zone 1.
 

diyterry

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13A socket outlets are permitted providing they are not less than 3m from the boundary edge of zone 1.[/QUOTE
13A socket outlets are permitted providing they are not less than 3m from the boundary edge of zone 1.
Thank you for your quick reply. The socket is too close to zone 1. Behind the socket three cables converge, bearing in mind that I am replacing the plasterboard in that area what is the best method of connect the cables together?
 

telectrix

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3 miles from zone 1? that's in the local pub.
 

Midwest

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'Thank you for your quick reply. The socket is too close to zone 1. Behind the socket three cables converge, bearing in mind that I am replacing the plasterboard in that area what is the best method of connect the cables together?'

Either use the existing back box, suitable connectors and a front plate or a suitable maintenance free junction box. Any further information, would be a step by step guide, which is against forum rules.

I'd consider employing a competent electrician. Such work could be notifiable to local building control.
 

Taylortwocities

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If you were to do it yourself, you cannot just connect them together and plaster over the joint. You could replace the socket with a blank plate, however.
 

stevethesparks

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Designate your bath as a swimming pool, and as long as its rcd protected you can reduce the distance to 2 metres. :)
I am kidding of course but it's in the regs 702.53ii a socket outlet is permitted in zone 2 and that's 2 metres from the edge of the pool
 

diyterry

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'Thank you for your quick reply. The socket is too close to zone 1. Behind the socket three cables converge, bearing in mind that I am replacing the plasterboard in that area what is the best method of connect the cables together?'

Either use the existing back box, suitable connectors and a front plate or a suitable maintenance free junction box. Any further information, would be a step by step guide, which is against forum rules.

I'd consider employing a competent electrician. Such work could be notifiable to local building control.
Thank you, could you recommend a suitable maintenance free junction box?
 

Midwest

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Thank you, could you recommend a suitable maintenance free junction box?
Starting to get step by step. You could just Goggle that for yourself. Still think your best bet is to employ a sparks. Whats £**'ish matter in new bathroom build?
 

Taylortwocities

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Thank you, could you recommend a suitable maintenance free junction box?
Google WAGO
btw, the junction does not need to be maintenance free- it will be under a (removable) blank plate.
 

Taylortwocities

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He said he's re-plasterboarding, so it will be behind the wall.
Then he needs to remove the cables from the wall completely as there will not be anything denoting the presence of cables in the wall.

@diyterry Do the cables come up from the floor or down from the ceiling?
 

PEG

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Leave the socket where it is...get a toaster...start living life on the edge,dude ;)
 

johnduffell

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Such work could be notifiable to local building control.
I gave you a Funny because it's one of those situations where doing it just before knocking down the wall wouldn't be notifiable, but after would.
Anyway, not a lot of people realise that replacing a bathroom is classed as building work under the building regulations and should be notified to the local building control.
 

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