Found 3rd Jun 2009
Can i spur off the main electrics board to add a socket?

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Easier spurring off another socket. But you are best getting a professional doing it

Only if you're Corgi registered :whistling:

kyalion;5388340

Only if you're Corgi registered :whistling:



This would help how?

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sculpturatus;5388334

Easier spurring off another socket. But you are best getting a … 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

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.

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cis_groupie;5388439

The downstairs plugs should all be on a ring. Work out where the ring is … 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?

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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

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sassie;5388573

changing sockets, light switches, plugs and bulbs is my limit im afraid, … 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

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sculpturatus;5388622

Spurring off the socket ring is probably your best option, and its not … 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

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sassie;5388573

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)

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sassie;5388629

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

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i thought you had to have certificate of any new wiring added

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Check here for info esc.org.uk/

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sassie;5388658

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

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sassie;5388658

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

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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

sassie;5388658

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:

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megalomaniac;5388825

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

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sassie;5388841

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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