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paddy1515

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Hi

I have a enquiry about installing sockets, a friend has asked me if it is possible to run 2 x double sockets in his loft of a 13A fuse spare that is all ready feeding his boiler. Is this possible if not what is the best solution

Cheers

Dave
 
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sivoodoo

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Not a good idea, the boiler/immersion needs to be on its own circuit and rcd protected.
Someone will give you some more info soon.
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coxy

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Is the spur on its own circuit ??? Does it feed boiler or immersion ??
If feeding immersion not recommended if the immersion is still in use.If it feeds boiler you could run a couple of sockets because the boiler is not much load.Also depends on what the sockets are to be used for ??
 
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eskimo39

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I don't think you can take it off the lighting circuit. Bear in mind that a usual lighting circuit is only on 1mm cable and protected by 5/6amp fuse/MCB. A socket requires 2.5mm and 30/32amp protection. Also depending on age of the house the lighting circuit is not necesseraly on RCD protection which a socket should be.

Because a socket is able to take many different items, you can never really estimate what load will be put on it so adding it to your boiler could cause problems in the future.

Is it not possible to take a feed up from an existing socket on the first floor?
 
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eskimo39

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The lighting circuit idea puzzled me as well. :confused:

I thought the only way to add sockets is either on a new circuit or via spurs. Is this corrent?
 
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uksel

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I take it 'proper pants' is a name bestowed upon you from your abilities as a tradesman :D
 
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assured elec

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I think "proper pants" is taking the pi** because the guy who asked the question is obviously not a spark and should,nt be attempting this kind of work
 
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uksel

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i think you're guess is the one mister assured.

although one can't be too sure when he's only made 5 posts for us to judge his sense of humour

i think his use of a 13A fuse spare (not spur) was a bit of a tell tale there
 
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eskimo39

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Well I guess I fell for his sarcasm, lowest form of..... etc etc

I would be careful what you put on here. Some people may just believe you. Me included!!!!

I think the thing is, there's probably a million and one DIYers who just see a wire and think they can connect to it regardless of insulation, size, use.
And they are the people sitting at home right now with the lights that dim everytime the fridge compressor kicks in:D
 

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well i guess i fell for his sarcasm, lowest form of..... Etc etc

i would be careful what you put on here. Some people may just believe you. Me included!!!!

I think the thing is, there's probably a million and one diyers who just see a wire and think they can connect to it regardless of insulation, size, use.
And they are the people sitting at home right now with the lights that dim everytime the fridge compressor kicks in:d
lets ****in hope so!!!!!!!!!!;)
 
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