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Spudnik

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Your thoughts gentlemen please.

Kitchen RFC.

Double socket, spur down to single socket for fridge.

Spur also from same double socket to SFCU for boiler.

So, in effect, 4 cables into back of double socket.

Any reason why not?
 
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Sparky-Tom

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I thaught that only one spur per double socketwas allowed under the regs? Im assuming its on a ring main and that the room is not bigger than the area specified in the regs?

Not sure of numbers, not got books at home.

Although I am industrial, so im just going off what very little memory I have of the regs back at college many moons ago
 

scotsparky

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so Jason if i get you right there is 4 x 2.5 at the socket terminals? Thought they may be getting a bit tight?

I would think about combining them into the ring if possible.
 
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WB Scott

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I would split the double socket and add the spurs into the ring.
 

scotsparky

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a12jpm what is done at moment is 2 spurs of 1 double skocket. I and others recon if possible to combine it or at least one spur onto the ring.
 
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Mac

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Good luck at getting all them 2.5mm in 1 connection:confused:

Your thoughts gentlemen please.

Kitchen RFC.

Double socket, spur down to single socket for fridge.

Spur also from same double socket to SFCU for boiler.

So, in effect, 4 cables into back of double socket.

Any reason why not?
Can't you extend 1 of the legs and put both spurs on the ring.Shouldn't be a problem then:D
 
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dont forget jason was only asking if there was any reason why you couldnt do what had been done
and its 2 seperate cable to 2 seperate points so its ok?
obviously there are better ways listed above
 
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Spudnik

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Sorry peeps, i let this one run without checking back.

Its existing at the moment.

Just to confirm, its a double socket on a kitchen RFC, which spurs to a boiler SFCU at 3A.

Then the fourth cable (from the same DS), drops down to a single socket behind a freestanding fridge.

Now as Mark said, although not ideal, i really cant see a problem, apart from being a little cramped in the back of the socket. It has a 35mm back box with standard white accessories.

Surely, from a loading point of view, its not a lot different than having two DS next to each other with a spur off of each socket?

I stand to be corrected...again.
 

sparks1234

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Areb you not putting a switch spur in to control the fridge?, if so you could easily adjust to add the switched spur to the ring then spur off for the boiler
 
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Spudnik

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Areb you not putting a switch spur in to control the fridge?, if so you could easily adjust to add the switched spur to the ring then spur off for the boiler
Nooooooooooooo.

Its a PIR im doing.

What i am describing is already there.

Edit: Just realised i posted in the wrong forum.:rolleyes:
 
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