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I've got a socket which is a bit too close to the sink, its above the drainer and it sits closer than the 300mm mentioned on other threads on this forum (long time lurker first time poster!).

What's the best way to remedy this, is a blanking plate considered an appropriate fix?
The area is tiled so I'd rather not have to re-tile it all (as I don't have tiles to match the current ones)

Thanks in advance!
 
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I wouldn't say it is unsafe. Not ideal and prone to water splashes but not a huge issue. How are the council involved is it a council property.
 

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Remove all 'Safety Socket Covers' from every socket. Check to see that they haven't damaged the sockets.
Lots of organisations have banned these, as they can be dangerous.
 

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What is the measurement horizontally, from edge of socket to edge of sink. Note I said sink (or middle bowl), not draining board.
 
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I wouldn't say it is unsafe. Not ideal and prone to water splashes but not a huge issue. How are the council involved is it a council property.
its a rental, tennant complained about something else and council have gone through the house with a fine tooth comb!
We are going through the list of stuff to do and this is on it!
 
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Remove all 'Safety Socket Covers' from every socket. Check to see that they haven't damaged the sockets.
Lots of organisations have banned these, as they can be dangerous.
I didn't know that, what damage does it cause?
what should I look for?
 

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Have you a yellow blue (equivalent of) Electricians guide to Building Regs? Believe there's some guidance in there, with some pretty pics (as some will say), including measurements, to which I've alluded to.
 
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Hi All,
Just wanted to say thank you for the responses and sharing your knowledge and thoughts, you've helped put my mind at rest!
 
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