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Just to say hi. New here and have a quick question-
My friend lives upstairs in a masonette so her front door and consumer unit are downstairs in her hall way.
She asked if I could put a switched socket coming out of the cupboard where the cu lives.
finally got to the question- would it be ok to run this 1 switched socket straight into the consumer unit and can I use the existing ring main rcd to come out of.
Any help- thanks
 

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Just to say hi. New here and have a quick question-
My friend lives upstairs in a masonette so her front door and consumer unit are downstairs in her hall way.
She asked if I could put a switched socket coming out of the cupboard where the cu lives.
finally got to the question- would it be ok to run this 1 switched socket straight into the consumer unit and can I use the existing ring main rcd to come out of.
Any help- thanks

Yes you can come from the existing ring circuit from the circuit breaker
 
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Just to say hi. New here and have a quick question-
My friend lives upstairs in a masonette so her front door and consumer unit are downstairs in her hall way.
She asked if I could put a switched socket coming out of the cupboard where the cu lives.
finally got to the question- would it be ok to run this 1 switched socket straight into the consumer unit and can I use the existing ring main rcd to come out of.
Any help- thanks
I wouldn't recommend coming straight out of the RCD you won't have any overcurrent protection.
 
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Would be better to come from the ringmain MCB rather than connecting directly to the RCD tbh.

Maybe connect it to the 3rd or 4th MCB on the righthand side of the lefthand RCD making sure the black cable connects with all the other black cable's (there may be some bluey coloured cables there also).

IF any of the above is alittle confusing.....i'd suggest getting a qualified sparks in and get the job done properly before anyone ends up body popping along the hallway.
 
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Maybe we should mention safe isolation procedure. If you don't know how to test for safe isolation don't even think about going any further. If you do then yes you can come off mcb. Be safe.
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