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Probably a bit of a noddy question but I am bringing my TV aerial cable into the house which I have already done. Now I want to fit a TV socket to the wall to tidy it all up.

I have purchased a metal back box with a plastic TV coaxial faceplate.

On the metal back box there is an adjustable lug for an earth. Do I need to install and earth from back box to faceplate or should it be fine without?

If so can I use any wire as an earth?
 
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the box has thet earth terminal as it's the same box as would be used for a 240V light switch. in your case ignore it.
 

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that's nothing. i had an Asian lady customer name Alka. sent her a text and the phone called her Alka Seltzer.
 
No need to earth backbox if you have a fixed lug so i remember reading somewhere - But what do i know i'm just an electrician apparently:cool:
 

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that's nothing. i had an Asian lady customer name Alka. sent her a text and the phone called her Alka Seltzer.
Quoted for a job a few months back in an ESSEX RD, wasn’t untill the customer pointed it out that I realised the auto correct had redone it to A SEXUAL RD!.......got the job though :D
 

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Where I am from, a “piece” is also your sandwich, packed in a box for lunch away from your home.

As in “Whats on yer pieces the day?”
 
My bad...as the youngsters say!
but, for accuracy...ye actually can shove yer granny aff a bus...however I would not condone this...apparently this is rather non-PC...IIRC, it was envisioned that you could indeed shove your Granny off the bus, but not your mammie's mammie, but rather yer daddie's mammie...
I do feel that this distinction is unlikely to receive judicial approval in these enlightened times ...
 

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My bad...as the youngsters say!
but, for accuracy...ye actually can shove yer granny aff a bus...however I would not condone this...apparently this is rather non-PC...IIRC, it was envisioned that you could indeed shove your Granny off the bus, but not your mammie's mammie, but rather yer daddie's mammie...
I do feel that this distinction is unlikely to receive judicial approval in these enlightened times ...
….Time for you to walk the bleedin' plank...…….:)
 

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