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1.5mm spur to double socket

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by jonbey, 26 Aug 2020.

  1. jonbey

    jonbey

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    I have what looks like a 1.5mm spur to double socket in a bedroom. Rest of electric cables are 2.5mm. If the cable is rated at 20 amp this should be OK, unless somebody uses a hair dryer and vacuum cleaner and something else in an extension lead, at the same time, on that socket? Or should I start removing floorboards and run a 2.5mm cable?
     
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  3. AndyPRK

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    Is it on a 32A MCB ?
     
  4. jonbey

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    If that what the 32 here means, yes. Otherwise, no idea!

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  5. EddieM

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    I like the B20 ?
     
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  7. jonbey

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    No idea what that circuit is! I turned all off then tested each to find out what it did, and that appears to be connected to nothing at all.
    But there might have been storage heaters in the house once, judging by the storage heater stones found in the garden...
     
  8. JohnW2

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    Indeed
    Not really an issue, per se. If there's just one double socket, it doesn't make any difference how many things are plugged into that via extension leads, since the plug of an extension lead will, itself have only a 13A fuse in it.

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    Old immersion water heater circuit perhaps?
     
  10. jonbey

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    Could be. There was something old in the old kitchen, now removed. No idea!
     
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