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I have seen lots of sockets mounted upside down so the plugtop flex isn't squashed
With double sockets you can't really win as some wall-wart power units go up the way to avoid the too-low traditional mounting arrangements.

Singles you can do sideways to work, but really its a nasty legacy of (I presume) avoiding putting sockets in lath and plaster walls and using the board as at least a stable mounting base.
 

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Nightmare for dodgy electrical work.
Ring someone different everytime there's a breakdown or they need something changing, usually don't care who it is.
 
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Yeah not too obvious from photo.
Singles in flexible conduit which crosses other conduit, and serious lack of saddles, also 3 routes to same place. 4 circuits running through EM light too.
Basically it couldn’t be tidied up without removing most of it and starting again.
Ahh i see thanks for the heads up, always good to be pointed towards details that most miss.
 

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Yes that is either 1mm or 1.5mm in the socket, no we won't put in a spur for a 2KW water heater
Is that a worm in that food jar near the socket????
 

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I'm sure it is just "resting in the fuse box" and anything else would be an ecumenical matter :)
It's not resting,
'E's passed on! This flex is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the CU 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-FLEX!!
 
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Flex still live, shower cable is live too so not sure what that’s connected to yet. But there’s a 7.5kw shower working off something ?

I only nipped in to see what I’d be dealing with as got the call on way to another job and was passing.

Told them I’d be back to do a full EICR as that’s the only way I’m putting my name to any certificate.
 

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It's not resting,
'E's passed on! This flex is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the CU 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-FLEX!!
The cooker fuse is pining for the fjords floor too
 

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'E's passed on! This flex is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the CU 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-FLEX!!
This is weird! Last night I was going to attach this same monologue to the end of my answer to the "sparking SDS drill" thread. Just as I was typing the word "parrot", as I Googled "dead parrot sketch" to check on the wording, Newscast was just starting on the TV, and they said "parrot" at that exact time.
In the end, I decided it was too late in the day to transcribe all that, and now, the first thread I look at this morning, there it is....
 

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This is weird! Last night I was going to attach this same monologue to the end of my answer to the "sparking SDS drill" thread. Just as I was typing the word "parrot", as I Googled "dead parrot sketch" to check on the wording, Newscast was just starting on the TV, and they said "parrot" at that exact time.
In the end, I decided it was too late in the day to transcribe all that, and now, the first thread I look at this morning, there it is....
I just copied and pasted, there was no way I would re-type all that!
 
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This was at a different job today.

This plug runs behind the wardrobe...

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Past this socket...
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Up to this socket to act as an extension. Then there is T&E in a plug to take power down to the socket on the pic above
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DIY extension lead
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This plug runs down to the nicely coiled knot of cable around the rad pipe and out the hole in the wall to...
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Outside and up to...
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This light and then across to...
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This light. All nicely done from a 13a plug. Pleasing to see they went top entry in the first light and bottom entry in the second. So only one gets affected by water ingress....
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“My lights don’t work. I tried to replace a dimmer and it didn’t work and I’ve put the dimmer back and now the dimmer doesn’t work. Can you have a look for me and fix”.

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