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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by mjtefc9, 6 Jul 2021.

  1. mjtefc9

    mjtefc9

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    New build upstairs and need to add a socket like the picture. She won't let me pull the skirting out to do it.. (I know out of zone) but I wouldn't be able to fish around that corner would I? Nothing the otherside so can't piggy back

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    Tell her the only other option is to horizontally chase into the wall :)
     
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    I thought that... and thought it was a stupid question to post.. but I'd be buggered fishing unless I went in the loft I suppose
     
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    Comes down to it.. and it's a new build so chipwood floorboard
     
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    So screwed down and liftable? If so that should be fairly straight forward.
    Depending on where the cables run you could either put the new socket on the ring or just spur off that nearby one, assuming that is itself not a spur of course.
     
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    Yes mate.. let me ask the question.. she probably won't want the carpet lifting!
     
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    Give her the 4 options:

    1) Allow you to lift the floorboards and chase down from the sockets
    2) Allow you to chase horizontally round the wall
    3) Have surface mounted cable (in white channelling)
    4) Don't have another socket.
     
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    There is a fifth option, but it may not be suitable

    The distance between the existing and proposed sockets Is not great.

    Could a socket next to the existing one suffice?
     
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