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hi all,

My house is a typical 1930s semi. Seems that the partition walls between each room are stud walls. There is only one single socket in each bedroom which is clearly not ideal therefore i want to add more. The upstairs sockets are fed off a 4mm radial so I am thinking of ripping it out and putting in a 2.5mm ring. Due to the frame of the stud walls I have noticed it’s not a case of just cutting out my socket locations and feeding a cable down and behind the skirting board as there is a piece of timber that runs the length of the bottom of the wall/skirting board. Hope this makes sense. What is the best way to rewire the upstairs sockets when dealing with an existing stud wall. Regards
 
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1930s will be floor boards , pop a few boards and route new cables under floors. Drill a small hole (20mm) up through the base plate of the stud and you should be able to fish cables up into position.

(Watch out for pipes and other cables)
 

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are these studded walls board or lath and plaster, being 1930's?
 
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Laffin plaster is variable in terms of the solidity of the hole cut. So what I do is cut out a section put in concrete board (that is stud to stud or maybe even two studs apart) then skim. You can cut a nice neat hole in concrete board and it is strong enough. This allows you to fish wires and so on and gain much better access to the feed point, as well as drill up through the floorboards for the cable between the studs.
 

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Laffin plaster is variable in terms of the solidity of the hole cut. So what I do is cut out a section put in concrete board (that is stud to stud or maybe even two studs apart) then skim. You can cut a nice neat hole in concrete board and it is strong enough. This allows you to fish wires and so on and gain much better access to the feed point, as well as drill up through the floorboards for the cable between the studs.
philistine... adding concrete to perfectly good timber structure. bit if scrap 3 x 2 out of builder skip, noggins and galv. boxes.
 

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Laffin plaster is variable in terms of the solidity of the hole cut. So what I do is cut out a section put in concrete board (that is stud to stud or maybe even two studs apart) then skim. You can cut a nice neat hole in concrete board and it is strong enough. This allows you to fish wires and so on and gain much better access to the feed point, as well as drill up through the floorboards for the cable between the studs.
What is "Laffin Plaster" sorry if I'm thick or something
 

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Why don’t you like the 4mm radial? Just add some more sockets on 4mm cable.
Oh yes? And an RCD too, unless there’s already one in play.
 

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What is "Laffin Plaster" sorry if I'm thick or something
it's a northern term pete. lath (transkar=ted ti=osoutherners as laff, coz the can't pronunce th, in as and same reason.

anb y cristmas this ale is eggselent.
 

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it's a northern term pete. lath (transkar=ted ti=osoutherners as laff, coz the can't pronunce th, in as and same reason.

anb y cristmas this ale is eggselent.
Right Tel, so we need a translator when we get a Northerner on the line :tongue::tongue::tongue:?
 

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nah.it's yous sotherners that need to learn english, alfgarnett is dead, and essex is just a blip that will soon be flooded due to us northeners raisinf global temp. so we don't freeze.
 

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