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Nas

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Hello,

I am new to this forum- is my first time posting so I'd like say hi to everyone.

Im stuck with extending an outdoor socket, so I need help please.

I currently have working duo ( socket and switch) outside my home. I want to extend it to a ne2 oitdoor socket few metres away
I ha e fitted the new socket but everytime i try and wire it, it blows the fuse off.

So just to be clear, I'd like to connect the new socket to the switch on the working socket.
How do I wire it? What coolor wire goes where?

Any help is welcome.

Nash
 
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Nas

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Hi,

The photos 1 and 2 are of the existing working socket.
3 and 4 are of the new socket- not connected / non workig.

I hope this helps.

Thanks in advance.

Nash
 

westward10

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That isn't looking great Nas and it would be inappropriate to give advice to resolve your problem. The best course of action is to employ an electrician.
 
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Nas

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Hi. Thanks for your reply. Do you mind telling what foes not look nice? Is it the hanging/not connected wires on the working socket?
 

westward10

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Cables are not glanded. Cables not fixed and prone to mechanical and solar damage. Conductors cut too short resulting in the use of unfixed block connectors. Unsleeved cpcs etc....
 

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Hi. Thanks for your reply. Do you mind telling what foes not look nice? Is it the hanging/not connected wires on the working socket?
it's a complete cock-up. call an electrician or your local undertaker..
 

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