Reduced. Weatherproof box kit extension lead, rcd and timer £24.99 @ Screwfix
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Reduced. Weatherproof box kit extension lead, rcd and timer £24.99 @ Screwfix

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Found 11th Nov
Christmas just round the corner.

Looks a a great product for your outdoor lighting displays.

Includes box, 6m extension, rcd and timer.

Power kit suitable for temporary outdoor applications. The IP54 weatherproof enclosure can house transformers, timers and other large plugs making it ideal for fairy lights and outdoor power connections. Supplied with 6m 4-gang extension lead, 24-hour timer and RCD adaptor.

reduced from £43.25 to 24.99. A saving of £18.26.

Much safer than than wrapping your extension socket in a carrier bag.

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£25 is an ok price, and I have two sets and I would say they are worth £25. Not voting hot or cold.

These will drop to £15 after Christmas, which is no help for Christmas. But if you’re lucky you might be able to pick some up for £20 before the festive season.

Ordered. Cheers OP

The cheaper prices that these are offered at from time to time are generally just the box and extension lead. This is a good buy now as it includes the RCD and timer.

Wilkinsons (Wilko's) have what looks like the same box with just the extension lead for £15 if you don't need the RCD or timer. Great price, heat added!

Perhaps I am completely stupid, but I often wonder how these help with Christmas lights? You still have to find a way to plug it in, inside somehow. That seems to be the difficult part.
Edited by: "MSK." 11th Nov

MSK.1 h, 41 m ago

Perhaps I am completely stupid, but I often wonder how these help with …Perhaps I am completely stupid, but I often wonder how these help with Christmas lights? You still have to find a way to plug it in, inside somehow. That seems to be the difficult part.



The idea is that it's easier to route a single cable from indoors to outdoors than it is four cables. You can often run one cable through a UPVC window and still have it close while it's not so easy with several of them. Also you can daisy chain the boxes if you need more than four sockets. I have actually installed a single outdoor waterproof socket and run my boxes from that.

If you daisy chained theses I am worried a fox or something chews through the wire? Do you thing it worth running them in some plastic tubing

hhosany28 m ago

If you daisy chained theses I am worried a fox or something chews through …If you daisy chained theses I am worried a fox or something chews through the wire? Do you thing it worth running them in some plastic tubing


Must admit we have no problem with foxes but I do shorten the cable on the second box so there's very little of it on show and what is on show I run through a length of hosepipe for added protection. That said I'm not sure how fox-proof hosepipe would be so perhaps some copper hot water pipe or similar would be better??

pixelat0r1 h, 48 m ago

Must admit we have no problem with foxes but I do shorten the cable on the …Must admit we have no problem with foxes but I do shorten the cable on the second box so there's very little of it on show and what is on show I run through a length of hosepipe for added protection. That said I'm not sure how fox-proof hosepipe would be so perhaps some copper hot water pipe or similar would be better??

Running live cable through copper pipe outdoors . . . 🤔. No it won't come to me but I'm sure there's something about that idea . . . 🤔

DrDoolittle51 m ago

Running live cable through copper pipe outdoors . . . 🤔. No it won't …Running live cable through copper pipe outdoors . . . 🤔. No it won't come to me but I'm sure there's something about that idea . . . 🤔


It’s all ok as long as they use the RCD

good buy, but what is the IP rating for an old ice cream plastic box with an extension lead inside
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