Adding high level socket Spur for TV

31 Dec 2012
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Hello, I want to add a mid wall socket for a wall mounted TV, the wall is dot and dab

At the bottom of the wall I have a TV aerial socket, then a double socket and finally a box thats pre-wired for virgin media - which i don't use/not connected

I want to spur off the double socket, but there is full length plasterboard adhesive above the socket so channeling will cause a lot of mess

I was considering removing the virgin media cables leaving the metal back box, running a cable into there from the double socket, adding a double pole switch (20amp?) and then going up the wall to a un-switched double socket for the TV?

This would give easy isolation if i need to hard reset the TV/Q box, keep cables in safe zone and also make the drop down from the socket easier as the area is totally clear of adhesive.

Does this sound ok from a regs/safety point of view?
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Great, it seemed to make sense to me, but wanted to check my opinion
So what about the aerial and satellite cables. Will you extend them as well?
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