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Lidl: Outdoor Switch or Socket £3.99

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Outdoor Switch or Socket
Made from durable plastic
Waterproof class: IP66
1 Gang 2 Way
Choose from:
- Switch: 10A - 250V
- Socket: 13A - 250V
Size of switch (cm): 9.9 x 9.9 x 6.9
Size of socket (cm): 9.9 x 9.9 x 7.6
Price per item
3.99*

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#1
Warning: Lidl offers are regional. Check that they have it in your local shop before making the journey.
#2
IP66 rating.... but remember it is only as waterproof as the rest of the installation, (and when closed!) So, take care fitting, and fit the right Earth protection too!
#3
Of course, it is illegal for you to fit these sockets anyway - outdoor wiring must be done by someone who is part-P certified. Not offering an opinion on this; just stating it.
#4
pibpob;3098795
Of course, it is illegal for you to fit these sockets anyway - outdoor wiring must be done by someone who is part-P certified. Not offering an opinion on this; just stating it.


I know what you are saying.

Well intentioned dumbing-down strikes again though :-(

Crazy unenforceable rules are less use than ones that don't exist, as it prevents common sense from coming into force!

Certainly didn't stop me replacing a bathroom pull-cord switch earlier on in the week, and far worse, it isn't going to stop people with no idea whatsoever from installing stuff in risky locations! The current rules are about as daft as having handgun shops on every street corner with ammunition shops on the opposite side of the street and a sign "banning" people from crossing over from one side of a street to the other!

In H&S enforcement, I have seen many a fitting installed in the sort of situation where high water resistance is vital, and some people think hanging a water resistant socket or switch off the end of a clipped down length of Romex cable is the way to go! All it does is not leak OUT when the water runs in down the cable! :whistling:

Similarly, (and I can think of a swimming pool I have seen like this), even when the gear is there, everything is seen as safe as houses - but of course it is the type which offers water resistance ONLY when the plug is disconnected and the front closed!
#5
pibpob
Of course, it is illegal for you to fit these sockets anyway - outdoor wiring must be done by someone who is part-P certified. Not offering an opinion on this; just stating it.


Unless the part-p regulations have become more strict since I rewired my house last year you can install this yourself as long as you get your work inspected by building control - not a cheap option for a single socket but if you're buying this as part of a complete rewire you're paying them a standard fee anyway ...
#6
You can install this yourself as long as you are tapping in to an existing circuit i.e you are making this a spur off your downstairs ring main.

Just make sure its RCD protected tho.:whistling:
#7
thesonandheir;3102013
You can install this yourself as long as you are tapping in to an existing circuit i.e you are making this a spur off your downstairs ring main.

Just make sure its RCD protected tho.:whistling:


Not the way I read it. If it is outside, it appears it IS notifiable as it is covered by Part P whether or not it is attached to an existing circuit by virtue of it being a "special location" Unless there is some specific get out that I am unaware of, which seems unlikely as even the installation of a socket on the outside of a wall of the main building is most specifically mentioned as included in the general guidance!

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