4 gang plug sockets?.

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  1. Keithmac

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    Hello, I've had a good look and it seems you can't buy a long 4 gang socket and box to sink into a wall?.

    We have a 2 to 4 gang surface mount job but it's crap.

    Presumably only option is two 2 gang sockets next to each other?.
     
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    Sometimes an extension lead to a common point looks better than umpteen cables going to the wall.
     
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    Think you can get a 3 outlet flush socket but I believe they fuse it at 13amp for the total 3 outlets
     
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    but the 4 way one is too big to fit on the 3way pattress
     
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    They are the shallow wire in 4 gang sockets but they aren't as good as a normal sockets.

    They weren't cheap either.

    I'm redecorating at some point and thought a ideal time to change them out.
     
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    If that's what I think it is, it fits on a single gang or double gang back box and the whole unit is fused with a BS1363 fuse. Don't know about brands but the units i've handled have been ok
     
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    My mistake, I thought it said it was a 4 way back box.
     
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    I still don't think that 4 way socket needs, or even will fit on a 4G back box if one exists.
     
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    We use 2 sockets with plugs in permanently which is fine but unplugging the other two it just feels a bit pants, might be just too picky I suppose.
     
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    IF the OP is decorating, just keep it simple and put 2 double sockets in.
     
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    I use conduit couplers and bushes when I want two or more accessories together - it ensures they're all square in relation to each other. Nothing worse aesthetically than two sockets/switches etc. right next to each other at different levels. It also gives sufficient spacing for some flat plate accessories.
     
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