BG Weatherproof (outdoor) 13A 2 gang Socket £9.99 @ Screwfix C&C
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BG Weatherproof (outdoor) 13A 2 gang Socket £9.99 @ Screwfix C&C

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Edited by:"pennyfarthing88"Found 27th Oct
As above, was £14.98

Single socket version also available £7.99 ( was £12.99 )

screwfix.com/p/b…096

Handy for outdoor lights / power outdoors.

Weatherproof and dust-tight 13A socket. Manufactured from robust, impact-resistant polycarbonate with multiple gland entry positions. Double pole switching.

IP66 Water & Dust Protection
Robust Polycarbonate Housing
Neon Power Indicator
IK06 Impact Resistance
Secure & Easy to Open Lid-Catch
See Through Cover
Hinged, Stay Open Cover

Top comments

snappyfish7 h, 34 m ago

How much would a sparky install this for?


Sparky will have to come to look at job, scratch head and give you a price for the worst case scenario. Price will include mobile phone calls to friends and family, tea and to pop out to pick up parts they forgot. Then at the end add about 25% on top and 5x what cable and parts cost. Expect to wait a month before you get the pleasure of the experience. If you get issues after job expect to be blamed yourself. lol.
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Good find. £10.09 on Amazon for those who have prime but can't click and collect

helebear34 m ago

Good find. £10.09 on Amazon for those who have prime but can't click and …Good find. £10.09 on Amazon for those who have prime but can't click and collect


It seems to be £10.08 on Amazon now so might be going down more so might just wait to save a few pence and free delivery.
Edited by: "noddle36" 27th Oct

got this before, its descent, clips are a bit tight to put on, but at least its secure then.

edit
decent*
Edited by: "AzeemB" 28th Oct

When was it £15? I bought 2 at this price a couple of weeks ago...

How much would a sparky install this for?

electrogear6 m ago

When was it £15? I bought 2 at this price a couple of weeks ago...



Often on promotion but more often than not its full price @ £14.98.

Good heads up for those unaware IMO

Heat OP.

snappyfish5 m ago

How much would a sparky install this for?

My sparky charges me £35 per double outdoor socket but that's him supplying the sockets aswell (good ones not cheap rubbish) if that helps?

I've got 2 of these and they work fine outside, heat added Penny

I've got two of these too. One was installed about 18 months ago and the clip on one side has broken that clamps it down to make rain/ hose proof, the other socket about 8 months and I have trouble pushing the plug into one of the sockets. Doesn't go all the way in. OK sockets but don't expect them to last.

snappyfish7 h, 34 m ago

How much would a sparky install this for?


Sparky will have to come to look at job, scratch head and give you a price for the worst case scenario. Price will include mobile phone calls to friends and family, tea and to pop out to pick up parts they forgot. Then at the end add about 25% on top and 5x what cable and parts cost. Expect to wait a month before you get the pleasure of the experience. If you get issues after job expect to be blamed yourself. lol.

noddle369 h, 51 m ago

It seems to be £10.08 on Amazon now so might be going down more so might …It seems to be £10.08 on Amazon now so might be going down more so might just wait to save a few pence and free delivery.


Tight arris

spenspuma5 m ago

Tight arris

Haha I know right

YeeWizz2 h, 41 m ago

Sparky will have to come to look at job, scratch head and give you a price …Sparky will have to come to look at job, scratch head and give you a price for the worst case scenario. Price will include mobile phone calls to friends and family, tea and to pop out to pick up parts they forgot. Then at the end add about 25% on top and 5x what cable and parts cost. Expect to wait a month before you get the pleasure of the experience. If you get issues after job expect to be blamed yourself. lol.


Sounds like the sparky did the concrete slab install and log cabin build recently at my house.

Great deal. Thanks pennyf

The problem is, most outdoor lighting/pumps etc are 12 v and come with a massive voltage converter plug, so you can't close the lid and protect from the weather. You have to buy a weatherproof box and run a lead from the outdoor socket to the box. such a faff.

spenspuma2 h, 45 m ago

Tight arris


This is what this site has made me into.

gap3012 h, 33 m ago

http://cpc.farnell.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&langId=69&urlRequestType=Base&partNumber=PL1554907&storeId=10180



That's £10.56, which is more expensive than this Screwfix deal and the alternative deal at Amazon... so what's your point?

Stu.C31 m ago

That's £10.56, which is more expensive than this Screwfix deal and the …That's £10.56, which is more expensive than this Screwfix deal and the alternative deal at Amazon... so what's your point?




Maybe its because you get free delivery with the CPC deal if you don't have a Screwfix nearby or have Amazon prime

£7.40 at bulk bargains free delivery

£10.49 delivered on eBay

Great... another diy project for the weekend! 😁

YeeWizz7 h, 21 m ago

Sparky will have to come to look at job, scratch head and give you a price …Sparky will have to come to look at job, scratch head and give you a price for the worst case scenario. Price will include mobile phone calls to friends and family, tea and to pop out to pick up parts they forgot. Then at the end add about 25% on top and 5x what cable and parts cost. Expect to wait a month before you get the pleasure of the experience. If you get issues after job expect to be blamed yourself. lol.

You sound like a candidate for Cowboy Builders

Do your homework and employ the right people

gap3044 m ago

You sound like a candidate for Cowboy BuildersDo your homework and employ …You sound like a candidate for Cowboy BuildersDo your homework and employ the right people


It's a shame it's not often so clear cut in the real world isn't it

AzeemB16 h, 37 m ago

got this before, its descent, clips are a bit tight to put on, but at …got this before, its descent, clips are a bit tight to put on, but at least its secure then.



Damn - really hoped it would be ascent.

YeeWizz9 h, 43 m ago

Sparky will have to come to look at job, scratch head and give you a price …Sparky will have to come to look at job, scratch head and give you a price for the worst case scenario. Price will include mobile phone calls to friends and family, tea and to pop out to pick up parts they forgot. Then at the end add about 25% on top and 5x what cable and parts cost. Expect to wait a month before you get the pleasure of the experience. If you get issues after job expect to be blamed yourself. lol.


That's what is true these days ..can't trust anyone in jobs even my dentist and optician , sadly.
seems teachers and doctors still deliver. Do you know different.

tonyd195654 h, 40 m ago

£7.40 at bulk bargains free delivery



Never heard of them - please provide a link - thanks

I have had two of these fitted outside for a number of years (4+) and if treated with respect I expect them to last a good few more. I am an electrical engineer however, not party to the 'Part P' circus - so legally should not be installing external electrics without it being signed-off by a 'Part P' aficionado.

I can legally do Industrial and commercial electrics but NOT domestic - sounds like a great law . . . . . . .

a19lbp23 m ago

I have had two of these fitted outside for a number of years (4+) and if …I have had two of these fitted outside for a number of years (4+) and if treated with respect I expect them to last a good few more. I am an electrical engineer however, not party to the 'Part P' circus - so legally should not be installing external electrics without it being signed-off by a 'Part P' aficionado.I can legally do Industrial and commercial electrics but NOT domestic - sounds like a great law . . . . . . .


Couldnt agree more. Part P is crap. 30 yr experience time served spark
Edited by: "enzero" 28th Oct

And the stupid thing is that Part P doesn't stop those unqualified idiots from installing anyway, in fact they're probably blissfully unaware any such reg exists. We need standards of course but you can never stop dangerous idiots from doing things

These fittings are not great. When residual water is on top of the casing or in the joints, when opened the water will seep through dripping frighteningly over the sockets

josh9712 h, 56 m ago

These fittings are not great. When residual water is on top of the casing …These fittings are not great. When residual water is on top of the casing or in the joints, when opened the water will seep through dripping frighteningly over the sockets



It's IP66 rated when the cover is secured - when it's open then it's NOT. Simply wipe any excess moisture-off before opening and then close to re-instate its IP rating - SIMPLES

Is this suitable for installing in the bathroom - well away from the bath of course

androidavis25 m ago

Is this suitable for installing in the bathroom - well away from the bath …Is this suitable for installing in the bathroom - well away from the bath of course



josh9716 h, 18 m ago

These fittings are not great. When residual water is on top of the casing …These fittings are not great. When residual water is on top of the casing or in the joints, when opened the water will seep through dripping frighteningly over the sockets


wow

androidavis2 h, 2 m ago

Is this suitable for installing in the bathroom - well away from the bath …Is this suitable for installing in the bathroom - well away from the bath of course



double wow
enzero9 h, 16 m ago

Couldnt agree more. Part P is crap. 30 yr experience time served spark


Same NICEIC approved contractor but imagine it without Part P, it brings 'some' standards

androidavis8 h, 32 m ago

Is this suitable for installing in the bathroom - well away from the bath …Is this suitable for installing in the bathroom - well away from the bath of course


There is no need for an IP rated socket if you install in a bathroom however, you need a BIG bathroom and have to be 3-metres (horizontal) away from the edge of the bath or shower tray or 4.2-metres away from the shower head in a wetroom and the circuit needs to be RCD protected.

In my view sockets in a bathroom are NOT a good idea - The 'Regs' are only advisory!

a19lbp1 h, 13 m ago

There is no need for an IP rated socket if you install in a bathroom …There is no need for an IP rated socket if you install in a bathroom however, you need a BIG bathroom and have to be 3-metres (horizontal) away from the edge of the bath or shower tray or 4.2-metres away from the shower head in a wetroom and the circuit needs to be RCD protected.In my view sockets in a bathroom are NOT a good idea - The 'Regs' are only advisory!



I already have a 240v socket and a 110v socket in the bathroom but it’s near the sink, only has 2 pins and has no cover.

Thanks for the replies folks, hopefully those who know about these things weren’t too shocked about the question to advise. Should I stop using the socket in the bathroom?

It's a bit cold to be going outside at night to turn the xmas lights on and off so we bought one of these instead:

tlc-direct.co.uk/Pro…tml

YeeWizz28th Oct

Sparky will have to come to look at job, scratch head and give you a price …Sparky will have to come to look at job, scratch head and give you a price for the worst case scenario. Price will include mobile phone calls to friends and family, tea and to pop out to pick up parts they forgot. Then at the end add about 25% on top and 5x what cable and parts cost. Expect to wait a month before you get the pleasure of the experience. If you get issues after job expect to be blamed yourself. lol.



I think your confusing us sparks with plumbers......

androidavis29th Oct

Is this suitable for installing in the bathroom - well away from the bath …Is this suitable for installing in the bathroom - well away from the bath of course


Hell no!!! No sockets in the bathroom
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