LAP 13A 2-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket Brushed Stainless Steel Pack of 5 £14.99 @ Screwfix
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LAP 13A 2-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket Brushed Stainless Steel Pack of 5 £14.99 @ Screwfix

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Found 30th Aug 2014
reduced from £19.99 to £14.99.

Just under £3 per socket.

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Nice sockets

I have these and originally I was not going to buy them as I thought they looked a bit ugly. now I have them and they look better than the not expensive flush ones in my opinion

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I bought them recently too, together with some light switches. Good quality and look/feel great, especially at this price.

I was thinking of getting some of these to spruce up my kitchen, cheers op.

Electrifying deal

There's black insert ones for the same price, if that's your preference >

screwfix.com/p/l…718

I was shocked when I saw the price

i have bought 4 week a go £ 5 per socket now £3 wery good deal

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graemeakajimmy

I was shocked when I saw the price



Me too. I was going to be a numpty and spend £10 plus at the likes of wickes or homebase until I saw this.

The singles are currently more expensive. When I saw these I was like ohm y god, I couldn't resist so I charged into screwfix where they had an amp-le supply, and bought 2 packs of these, I couldn't find volt with this deal at all. Ground of applause for you sir.

Evil_Ryu

Me too. I was going to be a numpty and spend £10 plus at the likes of … Me too. I was going to be a numpty and spend £10 plus at the likes of wickes or homebase until I saw this.



Yes at the current price its sure to spark a sales frenzy.

Lots of potential for doing up your ohm..hard to resist. 'Course you have to have the capacity to fit them but, if you do feel reluctance, you can always insulate yourself from potential (oh, done that one already) price rises by putting some in stock. The Henries out there might induce that I do know watt I am talking about. Please, no aggro, I don't feel like a joule. You do need to take precautions you know with electrickery, Faradays perhaps take it to extremes, doing it in a cage. As for Siemens...

But, being serious for a moment - if you don't have enough fixed mains sockets and use multiway extensions instead - this may be worth reading, especially if you use high power loads with them: electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/med…pdf

So, this looks a good price if you are thinking of having extra sockets added but thought, oh multiway extensions are fine..
Edited by: "Grrrrrrrrrrr" 31st Aug 2014

fishmaster

There's black insert ones for the same price, if that's your preference … There's black insert ones for the same price, if that's your preference >http://www.screwfix.com/p/lap-13a-2-gang-dp-switched-plug-socket-brushed-stainless-steel-pack-of-5/34718



Cool cool cool .. the Silver one looks cooler still ..... but thamx still lol. :-)

Hot from me.

How easy are these to install?

hot

These look a bit cheap and tacky

Gollywood

How easy are these to install?



Not knowing what you're doing and electricity don't mix that well

Grrrrrrrrrrr

Lots of potential for doing up your ohm..hard to resist. 'Course you have … Lots of potential for doing up your ohm..hard to resist. 'Course you have to have the capacity to fit them but, if you do feel reluctance, you can always insulate yourself from potential (oh, done that one already) price rises by putting some in stock. The Henries out there might induce that I do know watt I am talking about. Please, no aggro, I don't feel like a joule. You do need to take precautions you know with electrickery, Faradays perhaps take it to extremes, doing it in a cage. As for Siemens... But, being serious for a moment - if you don't have enough fixed mains sockets and use multiway extensions instead - this may be worth reading, especially if you use high power loads with them: http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/mediafile/100015242/Extension-lead-test-report.pdfSo, this looks a good price if you are thinking of having extra sockets added but thought, oh multiway extensions are fine..



Thanks

But, being serious for a moment - if you don't have enough fixed mains sockets and use multiway extensions instead - this may be worth reading, especially if you use high power loads with them: electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/med…pdf

What is the point of compiling a report and then blacking out names probably for fear of legal action so the public have no idea if their leads are safe or not. I'm not saying other countries are better but that report sums up attitudes these days. Just like those child proof socket covers still being sold which actually create more danger than they claim to prevent, even though the dangers have been highlighted for about 15 years.
fatally flawed
Edited by: "liamf12" 31st Aug 2014

electrogear

The singles are currently more expensive. When I saw these I was like ohm … The singles are currently more expensive. When I saw these I was like ohm y god, I couldn't resist so I charged into screwfix where they had an amp-le supply, and bought 2 packs of these, I couldn't find volt with this deal at all. Ground of applause for you sir.



Shockingly poor banter

Gollywood

How easy are these to install?

Experience helps a lot - especially for this particular make and model, for two reasons: (1) the conductor clamping screws have a reputation for breaking easily. Tighten them a little too much - they break. Tighten them too little - bad connection with the possibility of fire and electrocution. (2) connection layout is unusual and thus probably different to the ones you are replacing. So, wires may not reach and may need re-dressing within the box.
Learning by experience is fine - but I'd suggest not a good idea when burning the house down or electrocuting someone are possible if you get it wrong. Especially as this is one of the cheaper jobs, when it comes to hiring a professional.

I had to google what a 2-Gang DP was.... and ended up glad i never had a daughter.

liamf12

But, being serious for a moment - if you don't have enough fixed mains … But, being serious for a moment - if you don't have enough fixed mains sockets and use multiway extensions instead - this may be worth reading, especially if you use high power loads with them: http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/mediafile/100015242/Extension-lead-test-report.pdfWhat is the point of compiling a report and then blacking out names probably for fear of legal action so the public have no idea if their leads are safe or not. I'm not saying other countries are better but that report sums up attitudes these days. Just like those child proof socket covers still being sold which actually create more danger than they claim to prevent, even though the dangers have been highlighted for about 15 years.fatally flawed



Not only that, but they missed blanking some out (Page 26 3.4)

Grrrrrrrrrrr

Experience helps a lot - especially for this particular make and model, … Experience helps a lot - especially for this particular make and model, for two reasons: (1) the conductor clamping screws have a reputation for breaking easily. Tighten them a little too much - they break. Tighten them too little - bad connection with the possibility of fire and electrocution. (2) connection layout is unusual and thus probably different to the ones you are replacing. So, wires may not reach and may need re-dressing within the box. Learning by experience is fine - but I'd suggest not a good idea when burning the house down or electrocuting someone are possible if you get it wrong. Especially as this is one of the cheaper jobs, when it comes to hiring a professional.



Thanks for talking me out of it!

Good price but I personally prefer the ones Wilkinsons do where the switch is the same colour as the socket.

liamf12

But, being serious for a moment - if you don't have enough fixed mains … But, being serious for a moment - if you don't have enough fixed mains sockets and use multiway extensions instead - this may be worth reading, especially if you use high power loads with them: http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/mediafile/100015242/Extension-lead-test-report.pdfWhat is the point of compiling a report and then blacking out names probably for fear of legal action so the public have no idea if their leads are safe or not. I'm not saying other countries are better but that report sums up attitudes these days. Just like those child proof socket covers still being sold which actually create more danger than they claim to prevent, even though the dangers have been highlighted for about 15 years.fatally flawed



No doubt the ones that failed were manufactured somewhere east of the North Sea. Wouldn't have been made in the EU I wouldn't have thought but one thing that I find really strange is that the old British standards are the best in the world and now, as far as regulations are concerned, we are governed by the EU so how is it other members of the EU do not conform to the standards for electrics on new buildings. Particularly hotels in certain hotter countries than the UK.

Gollywood

How easy are these to install?


Get an electrician I'm. Dead easy to swap if you already have a double plastic one. Dead easy to hurt yourself if you don't know what you are doing. I always turn off the entire supply to the house because some numpties even qualified pros have incorrectly installed electrics. Then unscrew the old socket but don't touch the wires. Unscrew the wires and test with an electric tester. Then install new socket. Ensure install cables as per instructions eg in my house electric cabling is a joke where red or brown is live and blue or black are neutral and yellow green is earth. But it depends when the house was built and what numpty did the electrics eg in my last house all the cables for all switches were black.. Brilliant

Heat

Great deal, how did you find it.

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coloradorockies

HeatGreat deal, how did you find it.



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