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Extra sockets in garage and additional power to patio

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by stuy_99, 28 Mar 2005.

  1. stuy_99

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    I am looking to extend the number of double sockets in my garage and continue into the garden. I have a consumer unit in the garage already as the house is relatively new. I would like to add at least one double inside the garage and also supply power to the patio for another double and some garden lighting..............................Any ideas would be gratefully accepted
     
  2. breezer

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    it may seem obvious, but for outside socket you will nee to use weather proof sockets.

    as for the garden lighting why not use low voltage and put the transfomer / switch / timer/ whatever inside the garge and plug it in.
     
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    Not sure what you mean about anyone having an idea...

    You need to run a ring around the garage and put all the double sockets into that ring, then into the garden you could run a spur to the weather proof socket you will need to install or extend the ring into the garden.

    Does this help you ??
     
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    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
    you giving advice, and you are the one with a problem
     
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    I have never thought I knew everything, only fools would think that...
     
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    but you offer electrical "advice" that you do not understand the question (you said so, not me) and you can not figure your own problem.

    welcome to the forums
     
  7. ban-all-sheds

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    No, he doesn't, a radial is perfectly good.

    You might think it's a good idea to try and wire a ring circuit in SWA, but others would not agree...
     
  8. plugwash

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    can't see why its a bad idea with 2.5mm or 4mm SWA in decent sizes accesories

    im sure i've seen it done with metalclad sockets in places like big exibition halls (no water but lots of big items being moved around that could damage stuff)
     
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    But were they wired as a ring?
     
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    there was certainly more than one cable in each socket dunno if it was ring or radial

    can't see any difference from a difficulty of installation pov between wiring a ring or a radial in swa
     
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    Apart from running it back and terminating it again. Really can't see the point...
     

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