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Lap 2G Outdoor Switched Socket £9.99 @ Screwfix Click and Collect

£9.99 @ Screwfix
This offer is back on, and looks like good value for IP66 rated accessories. Singles also available at £8.99 Read More
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This offer is back on, and looks like good value for IP66 rated accessories. Singles also available at £8.99
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7 Likes #1
Cold. Should be 4G by now!
1 Like #2
I have these in my garden, heat added
banned 1 Like #3
heat i paid £12.99 for the same one
6 Likes #4
Be careful - some devices have a moulded strain relieve on the plug around where the cable exits. You may find you can't close the cover on this socket when using this type of plug. I've seen other IP rated sockets that are designed to accommodate this kind of plug. If you have devices with this kind of strain relief, you may want to get a compatible socket. Hope that helps someone.
#5
MrFizzy
Be careful - some devices have a moulded strain relieve on the plug around where the cable exits. You may find you can't close the cover on this socket when using this type of plug. I've seen other IP rated sockets that are designed to accommodate this kind of plug. If you have devices with this kind of strain relief, you may want to get a compatible socket. Hope that helps someone.

I didn't realise this, as I don't actually buy these, I use the BG ones at £15 as I prefer the aesthetics.
#6
MrFizzy
Be careful - some devices have a moulded strain relieve on the plug around where the cable exits. You may find you can't close the cover on this socket when using this type of plug. I've seen other IP rated sockets that are designed to accommodate this kind of plug. If you have devices with this kind of strain relief, you may want to get a compatible socket. Hope that helps someone.
You are right, you can't close the cover when in use

Edited By: summerof76 on Apr 06, 2017 14:18
#7
extremely stupid question here so i apologise - i am looking at getting a hot tub for outside but have no outside plug sockets, how would I go about sorting that out? Is it something the ordinary person can do or will it require an electrician?

Thanks
5 Likes #8
priceyrice
extremely stupid question here so i apologise - i am looking at getting a hot tub for outside but have no outside plug sockets, how would I go about sorting that out? Is it something the ordinary person can do or will it require an electrician?
Thanks
If you were to hard wire it then it would be notifiable under Part P and you would need a qualified electrician to do it. If you simply wired it to a plug and then plugged that into an existing socket (using an RCD plug would be highly recommended) then it could be argued it isn't fixed wiring and simply an extension lead and hence you could do it yourself. My recommendation, however, is that you put it in the hands of a professional. They will then also check your fixed wiring and ensure earth continuity, lop resistance etc. No point saving a few quid and risking a life.
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priceyrice
extremely stupid question here so i apologise - i am looking at getting a hot tub for outside but have no outside plug sockets, how would I go about sorting that out? Is it something the ordinary person can do or will it require an electrician?
Thanks

Fitted two last week and they were rated at 20 amp....
#10
MrFizzy
priceyrice
extremely stupid question here so i apologise - i am looking at getting a hot tub for outside but have no outside plug sockets, how would I go about sorting that out? Is it something the ordinary person can do or will it require an electrician?
Thanks
If you were to hard wire it then it would be notifiable under Part P and you would need a qualified electrician to do it. If you simply wired it to a plug and then plugged that into an existing socket (using an RCD plug would be highly recommended) then it could be argued it isn't fixed wiring and simply an extension lead and hence you could do it yourself. My recommendation, however, is that you put it in the hands of a professional. They will then also check your fixed wiring and ensure earth continuity, lop resistance etc. No point saving a few quid and risking a life.


This is great advice. You're spending a good bit on the hot tub. It is wet and has electric running it. Spend a little more and make sure you and your family are safe. Get a Part P registered qualified electrician to do it. Make sure they certify it too
#11
bseal1947
MrFizzy
priceyrice
extremely stupid question here so i apologise - i am looking at getting a hot tub for outside but have no outside plug sockets, how would I go about sorting that out? Is it something the ordinary person can do or will it require an electrician?
Thanks
If you were to hard wire it then it would be notifiable under Part P and you would need a qualified electrician to do it. If you simply wired it to a plug and then plugged that into an existing socket (using an RCD plug would be highly recommended) then it could be argued it isn't fixed wiring and simply an extension lead and hence you could do it yourself. My recommendation, however, is that you put it in the hands of a professional. They will then also check your fixed wiring and ensure earth continuity, lop resistance etc. No point saving a few quid and risking a life.
This is great advice. You're spending a good bit on the hot tub. It is wet and has electric running it. Spend a little more and make sure you and your family are safe. Get a Part P registered qualified electrician to do it. Make sure they certify it too

Fully agree.
Being a sparky, my take on it is that if you're having to ask, you shouldn't be doing it.
#12
RuudBullit
bseal1947
MrFizzy
priceyrice
extremely stupid question here so i apologise - i am looking at getting a hot tub for outside but have no outside plug sockets, how would I go about sorting that out? Is it something the ordinary person can do or will it require an electrician?
Thanks
If you were to hard wire it then it would be notifiable under Part P and you would need a qualified electrician to do it. If you simply wired it to a plug and then plugged that into an existing socket (using an RCD plug would be highly recommended) then it could be argued it isn't fixed wiring and simply an extension lead and hence you could do it yourself. My recommendation, however, is that you put it in the hands of a professional. They will then also check your fixed wiring and ensure earth continuity, lop resistance etc. No point saving a few quid and risking a life.
This is great advice. You're spending a good bit on the hot tub. It is wet and has electric running it. Spend a little more and make sure you and your family are safe. Get a Part P registered qualified electrician to do it. Make sure they certify it too

Fully agree.
Being a sparky, my take on it is that if you're having to ask, you shouldn't be doing it.


Fellow sparky. I'm sure we're all biased. But what people ask for advice on would make my hair curl... if I had any
#13
RuudBullit
bseal1947
MrFizzy
priceyrice
extremely stupid question here so i apologise - i am looking at getting a hot tub for outside but have no outside plug sockets, how would I go about sorting that out? Is it something the ordinary person can do or will it require an electrician?
Thanks
If you were to hard wire it then it would be notifiable under Part P and you would need a qualified electrician to do it. If you simply wired it to a plug and then plugged that into an existing socket (using an RCD plug would be highly recommended) then it could be argued it isn't fixed wiring and simply an extension lead and hence you could do it yourself. My recommendation, however, is that you put it in the hands of a professional. They will then also check your fixed wiring and ensure earth continuity, lop resistance etc. No point saving a few quid and risking a life.
This is great advice. You're spending a good bit on the hot tub. It is wet and has electric running it. Spend a little more and make sure you and your family are safe. Get a Part P registered qualified electrician to do it. Make sure they certify it too
Fully agree.
Being a sparky, my take on it is that if you're having to ask, you shouldn't be doing it.

bseal1947
RuudBullit
bseal1947
MrFizzy
priceyrice
extremely stupid question here so i apologise - i am looking at getting a hot tub for outside but have no outside plug sockets, how would I go about sorting that out? Is it something the ordinary person can do or will it require an electrician?
Thanks
If you were to hard wire it then it would be notifiable under Part P and you would need a qualified electrician to do it. If you simply wired it to a plug and then plugged that into an existing socket (using an RCD plug would be highly recommended) then it could be argued it isn't fixed wiring and simply an extension lead and hence you could do it yourself. My recommendation, however, is that you put it in the hands of a professional. They will then also check your fixed wiring and ensure earth continuity, lop resistance etc. No point saving a few quid and risking a life.
This is great advice. You're spending a good bit on the hot tub. It is wet and has electric running it. Spend a little more and make sure you and your family are safe. Get a Part P registered qualified electrician to do it. Make sure they certify it too
Fully agree.
Being a sparky, my take on it is that if you're having to ask, you shouldn't be doing it.
Fellow sparky. I'm sure we're all biased. But what people ask for advice on would make my hair curl... if I had any


Just out of curiosity what's a ball park figure for fitting an external socket? Please.
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It would depend upon the proximity of existing power to take the power from. If it was close and not much running cable around the house to get to s power source. Also where in the country. In greater London £95 upwards
#15
BarmyBulldog
RuudBullit
bseal1947
MrFizzy
priceyrice
extremely stupid question here so i apologise - i am looking at getting a hot tub for outside but have no outside plug sockets, how would I go about sorting that out? Is it something the ordinary person can do or will it require an electrician?
Thanks
If you were to hard wire it then it would be notifiable under Part P and you would need a qualified electrician to do it. If you simply wired it to a plug and then plugged that into an existing socket (using an RCD plug would be highly recommended) then it could be argued it isn't fixed wiring and simply an extension lead and hence you could do it yourself. My recommendation, however, is that you put it in the hands of a professional. They will then also check your fixed wiring and ensure earth continuity, lop resistance etc. No point saving a few quid and risking a life.
This is great advice. You're spending a good bit on the hot tub. It is wet and has electric running it. Spend a little more and make sure you and your family are safe. Get a Part P registered qualified electrician to do it. Make sure they certify it too
Fully agree.
Being a sparky, my take on it is that if you're having to ask, you shouldn't be doing it.
bseal1947
RuudBullit
bseal1947
MrFizzy
priceyrice
extremely stupid question here so i apologise - i am looking at getting a hot tub for outside but have no outside plug sockets, how would I go about sorting that out? Is it something the ordinary person can do or will it require an electrician?
Thanks
If you were to hard wire it then it would be notifiable under Part P and you would need a qualified electrician to do it. If you simply wired it to a plug and then plugged that into an existing socket (using an RCD plug would be highly recommended) then it could be argued it isn't fixed wiring and simply an extension lead and hence you could do it yourself. My recommendation, however, is that you put it in the hands of a professional. They will then also check your fixed wiring and ensure earth continuity, lop resistance etc. No point saving a few quid and risking a life.
This is great advice. You're spending a good bit on the hot tub. It is wet and has electric running it. Spend a little more and make sure you and your family are safe. Get a Part P registered qualified electrician to do it. Make sure they certify it too
Fully agree.
Being a sparky, my take on it is that if you're having to ask, you shouldn't be doing it.
Fellow sparky. I'm sure we're all biased. But what people ask for advice on would make my hair curl... if I had any
Just out of curiosity what's a ball park figure for fitting an external socket? Please.

There are more variables than you think, which means the price could differ greatly from one property to another. As already stated, proximity and ease of installation is one, but also age and condition of existing installation is another. If you have a 17th edition compliant distribution board, and your bonding is adequate, and the installation would just be drilling straight out from an existing socket, then price would be quite cheap as the level of work and materials required is low. You'd ideally need to get someone to have a look.

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