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Can i spur off the main electrics board to add a socket? Read More
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banned7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Can i spur off the main electrics board to add a socket?
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banned7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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banned#1
Easier spurring off another socket. But you are best getting a professional doing it
#2
Only if you're Corgi registered :whistling:
#3
kyalion
Only if you're Corgi registered :whistling:


This would help how?
banned#4
sculpturatus
Easier spurring off another socket. But you are best getting a professional doing it


dont want to do that, need a socket behind tv, and there isnt one, nearest sockets are both past doors so dont want extensions, if spurred from upstairs it means channeling walls, behind the wall tv is on is main board, so makes sense to spur off that if i can
#5
The downstairs plugs should all be on a ring. Work out where the ring is coming off the main board & make a spur from that.

You could go direct from the board to a plug but that would involve creating a new ring which seems an awful lot of work when a spur is so much easier.
banned#6
cis_groupie
The downstairs plugs should all be on a ring. Work out where the ring is coming off the main board & make a spur from that.

You could go direct from the board to a plug but that would involve creating a new ring which seems an awful lot of work when a spur is so much easier.


ok, thanks, obviously wont be doing this myself, just wanted to know if we could, do you know what is a reasonable amount for an electrician to do this?
#7
It's not that hard a job, if you prepare fully beforehand. See this link:

http://www.diynot.com/pages/el/el018.php

Or this one (not so good though):

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/ringmain.htm
banned#8
changing sockets, light switches, plugs and bulbs is my limit im afraid, would not even attempt it

so this means i still got to lift floor boards to find the ring
banned#9
sassie
changing sockets, light switches, plugs and bulbs is my limit im afraid, would not even attempt it


Spurring off the socket ring is probably your best option, and its not much more difficult than wiring a 13amp plug. Good luck
banned#10
sculpturatus
Spurring off the socket ring is probably your best option, and its not much more difficult than wiring a 13amp plug. Good luck


apart from when i come to sell the house, probs next year
banned#11
sassie
so this means i still got to lift floor boards to find the ring


No, the ring starts at the consumer unit and ends at the consumer unit (electrics board)
banned#12
sassie
apart from when i come to sell the house, probs next year


Yes, you will need to get the bloke from the council in to verify the work is to standard. They are free though, dont pay for some muppet to come and try diddle you out of your cash
banned#13
i thought you had to have certificate of any new wiring added
banned#14
Check here for info http://www.esc.org.uk/
banned#15
sassie
i thought you had to have certificate of any new wiring added


Yep, which you can get retrospectively by getting the man from the council in
banned#16
sassie
i thought you had to have certificate of any new wiring added


Bought my house 1.5yrs ago and didn't get any certificates for changes to wiring. It's a complete mess to be honest. The new owner won't get a certificate for all the work I've done either :lol: and it's a lot of work I've done! :whistling:

two that stand out are wiring in electrics for the cooker most of the cable was there but hadn't been finished,

both these wired into 3amp fuse so I don't kill myself
under cupboard lights in the kitchen
electric fan over oven
banned#17
thank you for all your information but as said i really would not feel comfortable doing this, but at least now i can spur off it i can maybe ring for some quotes
#18
sassie
i thought you had to have certificate of any new wiring added


What new wiring? It was like that when you moved in wasn't it :thumbsup:
banned#19
megalomaniac
What new wiring? It was like that when you moved in wasn't it :thumbsup:


new wring is shown by the new colours, ive lived here 15 years
banned#20
sassie
new wring is shown by the new colours, ive lived here 15 years


so I should be okay, I've heard they are date coded too though so just got to hope the cable was 2 yrs old in wickes :)?

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