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    2 fcu's off one socket

    Assuming you mean spurring twice off the same socket and also assuming your sockets are currently wired in a ring with 2.5mm then you really shouldn't. Sockets are not designed for 4 x 2.5mm conductors per terminal. Whilst it can be physically possible and you have to look outside of the BS7671...
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    Reducing soil stack vent, fitting AAV, potential future loft conversion problem

    Thank you sir. 82mm pipe and reducer being delivered Monday. After demolition of the boxing in I can see now why it's not tight to the corner. Ceiling joist has taken that privilege away. 82mm will sit lovely in the corner and open up the wall above the vanity unit nicely.
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    Reducing soil stack vent, fitting AAV, potential future loft conversion problem

    Thanks for the replies. Lots of food for thought. The bathroom will be tiled floor to ceiling so I'd like to deal with minimising the boxing in now whilst not creating a huge hassle if we end up staying and converting the loft in the future. If I reduce the 110mm vent to 82mm and leave open...
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    Reducing soil stack vent, fitting AAV, potential future loft conversion problem

    Hi all, Long time lurker but not hugely active on here. Hoping for some advice on the below. I'm currently redoing the first floor bathroom. The current soil vent stack (110mm) is boxed in the corner and vents through roof. The boxing in is 250mm x 300mm and I'd like to minimise this if...
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    Builder carrying out electrical work - Badly!

    Absolutely fully in agreement with you. I live by the motto "horses for courses!" (y)
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    Builder carrying out electrical work - Badly!

    As I said, my experience with adding or modifying existing domestic installations is slim, and rarely have I come across a socket and pattress that can easily accommodate four conductors. But you'd be amazed where I can make three 4-core 240mm² cables fit where they shouldn't be able to fit at...
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    Builder carrying out electrical work - Badly!

    I absolutely agree; but rarely can they be properly terminated unless thought has been put into it first, (socket selection, pattress deepness etc.) and I strongly suspect the clown who carried out OP's install put no thought into anything. Disclaimer: I rarely touch houses, so maybe it's more...
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    Builder carrying out electrical work - Badly!

    I think OP is saying there there are now two spurs taken from one socket on the ring. A hot debate may ensue, but it's not something I would ever do. Happily spur off to an FCU and take two sockets from there, but ain't jamming four conductors in the back of a socket.
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    Builder carrying out electrical work - Badly!

    If you weren't shocked by what you saw, you could well have been shocked by what you touched! :cautious:
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    Fuse Box Come Away From Wall

    First thing I do when carrying out any type of inspection, especially when an EIC is needed, is try and yank the D/B (99% industrial so don't touch C/Us) off the wall. If it comes away, I'm not wasting any more of my time.
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    Trying to push wall back and create more room.

    I assume you mean you're trying to remove the chimney breast? It's not difficult but it is notifiable - building regs will need to be complied with/structural engineer calcs etc. and messy. You can't just take a sledge hammer to it and knock that bit away if that's what you're asking. (well...
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    4K over HDMI - max length?

    I've had good success with the amazon basics 15.2m HDMI lead with RedMere. (They do a shorter 10m one too) I haven't tested it in anger as my setup hasn't been fine-tuned yet. Whatever my UHD Blu-Ray Player outputs as standard (4k @ 60hz 24p 4:2:2 ????) it has coped with fine with no artifacts...
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