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Hi all,just after some clarification fication. Posted recently about having been on the 2391 course and being told you can add a socket to an existing circuit with no rcd. Went to look at something for a friend to out another socket in where there is no rcd- any ideas? Didn't think you can get round it but want to try
 
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or better, RCD the circuit.
 

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Install an rcd socket if your additional cabling doesn’t require additional protection.
 
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The regs are clear, 13a socket outlets in dwellings require RCD protection.
 

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The omission of RCDs for sockets is not there to be used as a get around to make your job easier or cheaper, it's there for circumstances when it is necessary.

The rules have been progressively tightened up surrounding this issue due to abuse and misunderstanding of the rules.
 
Hi all,just after some clarification fication. Posted recently about having been on the 2391 course and being told you can add a socket to an existing circuit with no rcd. Went to look at something for a friend to out another socket in where there is no rcd- any ideas? Didn't think you can get round it but want to try
You can add a socket to a circuit with no rcd however, this does not mean you can omit it for your addition.
 
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Thats what I thought but hard to believer when I was toldd you dont need it when it is existing
 
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When I was told you can add to a circuit without rcd or bonding,the only thing I can relate it to is coding no rcd as c3 rather than being c2, which I originally would have coded it as
 
You cannot manoeuvre around the fact the new socket requires additional rcd protection.
 
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