BG 13A 2 Gang Outdoor Switched Socket at Screwfix for £9.99
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BG 13A 2 Gang Outdoor Switched Socket at Screwfix for £9.99

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LocalFound 8th Sep 2017Edited by:"RuudBullit"
2 Gang outdoor IP66 rated socket.
Personally I think these are more aesthetically pleasing than the grey type outdoor sockets. I believe they are usually £14.99.
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I have fitted 2 of these, heat added
Thx. Ordered one as I am erecting a new shed tomorrow and need an additional socket for the fridge
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1p discount on my account lol £9.98
catches are a bit tight but other than that its ok.

Don't really think BG is a preimum brand like MK (high quality)
I have one of those black junction boxes outside my garage like the one in the picture here (wire runs from house to garage for lights/power etc...).

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Am i able to run a wire from this box to this socket?
I have one of these. The catch broke after a couple of years. The MK ones are much better quality.
lazyboy44 m ago

I have one of these. The catch broke after a couple of years. The MK ones …I have one of these. The catch broke after a couple of years. The MK ones are much better quality.



I agree, the MK ones are much better quality, but considerably more expensive normally. These are spot on for a tenner.
Stick to MK.
umirza854 h, 23 m ago

I have one of those black junction boxes outside my garage like the one in …I have one of those black junction boxes outside my garage like the one in the picture here (wire runs from house to garage for lights/power etc...).[Image] Am i able to run a wire from this box to this socket?



Nobody can answer that question without knowing what's connected to that plastic box.
RuudBullit2 h, 43 m ago

I agree, the MK ones are much better quality, but considerably more …I agree, the MK ones are much better quality, but considerably more expensive normally. These are spot on for a tenner.



I would pay considerably more than £10 in order not to have to replace it after two years, but then I guess it's OK if you are a cowboy electrician...

I've had Loblite ones which failed in the same way as described.
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KingAwKings8th Sep 2017

Why?


It's good...

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...with better design & plastics.
pibpob49 m ago

I would pay considerably more than £10 in order not to have to replace it …I would pay considerably more than £10 in order not to have to replace it after two years, but then I guess it's OK if you are a cowboy electrician...I've had Loblite ones which failed in the same way as described.




I have 5 of these in my garden, and have had them in for about 2 and a half years

Still more than ok at the minute

If I did have to replace one, it would take me all of 15 minutes, so no biggie really

Now, if a tradesman turned up to my house with tools of this quality, then I would definitely be thinking 'cowboy'

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RuudBullit15 h, 30 m ago

I have 5 of these in my garden, and have had them in for about 2 and a …I have 5 of these in my garden, and have had them in for about 2 and a half years Still more than ok at the minute If I did have to replace one, it would take me all of 15 minutes, so no biggie reallyNow, if a tradesman turned up to my house with tools of this quality, then I would definitely be thinking 'cowboy'https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lidlparkside-demolition-hammer-6999-2748621



What? You were so upset by my criticism of your deal that you took the trouble to trawl through my history to snipe at a deal I posted? Wow!

Oh and your analogy is silly by the way: if builders choose to use crap tools it's they who suffer; if they install crap materials in your house, it's you who suffers.
Edited by: "pibpob" 9th Sep 2017
pibpob16 h, 15 m ago

Nobody can answer that question without knowing what's connected to that …Nobody can answer that question without knowing what's connected to that plastic box.


It's connected to the fuse box (RCD), was just recently done by an electrician. He ripped out the old wire (previous owners patch-work job) and installed it properly.
umirza854 m ago

It's connected to the fuse box (RCD), was just recently done by an …It's connected to the fuse box (RCD), was just recently done by an electrician. He ripped out the old wire (previous owners patch-work job) and installed it properly.

I presume you mean MCB - or rather, that's what's important. Is it on its own circuit? What is the gauge of the cable, and what is the rating of the MCB?
Edited by: "pibpob" 9th Sep 2017
pibpob23 m ago

What? You were so upset by my criticism of your deal that you took the …What? You were so upset by my criticism of your deal that you took the trouble to trawl through my history to snipe at a deal I posted? Wow!Oh and your analogy is silly by the way: if builders choose to use crap tools it's they who suffer; if they install crap materials in your house, it's you who suffers.




Your criticism was completely unfounded, these are decent enough for the money. They are certainly not going to break in 5 minutes, and are up to safety standards.
Any tradesman who won't invest in decent quality tools most certainly won't do decent quality work. A tradesman is only as good as his tools. I've worked on site many years, and the best tradesman always have good quality tools and all the correct tools to enable them to do their job efficiently and to a high standard.
RuudBullit17 m ago

Your criticism was completely unfounded, these are decent enough for the …Your criticism was completely unfounded, these are decent enough for the money. They are certainly not going to break in 5 minutes, and are up to safety standards. Any tradesman who won't invest in decent quality tools most certainly won't do decent quality work. A tradesman is only as good as his tools. I've worked on site many years, and the best tradesman always have good quality tools and all the correct tools to enable them to do their job efficiently and to a high standard.



Notice I'm not the only one to criticise this product? Maybe you should look up the Law of Holes.
pibpob7 m ago

Notice I'm not the only one to criticise this product? Maybe you should …Notice I'm not the only one to criticise this product? Maybe you should look up the Law of Holes.



At 341 degrees, I'm not the only one to disagree with you

Like I say, I have 5 of these at home and as of yet, have had no problem with them. I do find the clips can be tight, but this can be minimised by mounting them perfectly flush. If the brickwork is uneven, this then leads to them being overly tight. Your criticism wasn't even of the product, you were just looking down your nose at other sparkies by taking a snide dig.
Just what i needed! Off to get mine now. Thanks op ☺
Latches are tight and mine broke within 18 months. Pain in the bottom for me, as I do not fancy handling anything electrical and it will cost me more to get an electrician in to replace it, rather than if I had gone for something more robust like MK in the first instance.
pibpob11 h, 31 m ago

I presume you mean MCB - or rather, that's what's important. Is it on its …I presume you mean MCB - or rather, that's what's important. Is it on its own circuit? What is the gauge of the cable, and what is the rating of the MCB?


I believe it is 16amps fuse, gauge of cable I'm not sure but it is definitely ample, it is a proper shielded cable.
umirza856 m ago

I believe it is 16amps fuse, gauge of cable I'm not sure but it is …I believe it is 16amps fuse, gauge of cable I'm not sure but it is definitely ample, it is a proper shielded cable.



Well it's probably safe enough but probably doesn't meet some regulation or other...
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