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I’m building a man cave/BBQ area. It has a substantial roof, a weather proof back wall, but open to the elements on the other three sides. It’s large enough so the back wall won’t be susceptible to rain etc. In the rest of the garden, I’ve used MK Masterseal sockets.

However, they are a bit of a faff plugging in stuff.

I was thinking of just installing a non IP rated socket, as it will only have to contend with dampness etc, and be easier plugging in my rotisserie or electric carving knife.

What your views, or should I just get my coat :)
 
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telectrix

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buy a BG outside socket. single or double.
 

DPG

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Personally I think it would look a bit 'DIY', but would probably be OK.
 

SparkySy

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Ah should be fine if it's well out of the elements, I have a mate with a large covered area in his garden that has normal sockets fitted and they must of been in for 10 years at least with no issues.
 
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I was thinking of just installing a non IP rated socket, as it will only have to contend with dampness etc,
Is it on it's own RCBO, or with other circuits on a split RCD board?
If the latter an N-E path could cause nuisance tripping of the corresponding RCD
 

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Is it on it's own RCBO, or with other circuits on a split RCD board?
If the latter an N-E path could cause nuisance tripping of the corresponding RCD
Nope, it’s just fed off an RFC, but I can negate that by turning off the FCU.

I could just put in another Masterseal, but those lids do my head in, especially when I’m chefing.
 
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How about an IP44/IP67 rated 16A IEC60309 (ceeform) socket, used with a short 16A to twin 13A jumper?
 

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Here’s the situation;

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and another one developing;

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PS, whats happening with this forum, on the quiet as it were?
 

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It’s ok with the last one; her indoors has come to the rescue with replenishment. Thew
 
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