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Discrete 240v mains socket

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by digitalquill, 3 Oct 2010.

  1. digitalquill

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    Hi all
    I am looking for a solution for the following. We are having an Orangery lantern fitted to an extension. I would like to install a 240v socket at ceiling level on a wall adjacent to the lantern for Christmas lights etc.

    I need a double socket that is fairly discrete, or that has some form of cover over it.

    Has anyone seen a product like this or have any other ideas for a neat solution.

    Kind Regards

    Matt Houldsworth
     
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    Floor sockets generally have sprung cover flaps that cover the outlets when not in use, but a double socket is physically quite large and will be difficult to hide no matter what you do. Perhaps you could fit a Klik ceiling rose and then make up a short lead with a 2x 13A trailing socket on the end that you only plug into the rose at christmas?
     
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    Thanks, floor sockets would be just the ticket. Walls will be painted so I could paint the flap the same colour.

    Won't be invisible but less intrusive than a normal socket.

    Thanks again

    Matt
     
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    Is the 13 amp socket going to be wired from the lighting circuit;
    or from a proper socket circuit?
     
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    What 13A issue?
     
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    no i need it to be 13A
     
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    Double sockets are discrete - they don't come with anything else attached, and you can buy just one.























































































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    3000W of Christmas lights etc? :eek:
     
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    How about one of these?

    They also do hidden switches ;)

    probably a :eek: price though.
     
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    thanks they look great, I assume you can paint them what ever colour you wish.
     
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    ?????????

    Lighting circuit shouldn't have a socket on it, 13 amp appliance could be used issue.

    The OP hasn't confirmed why he needs 13 amps, or if a double is used 2 x 13 amps

    OP I take it you will take this point from a ring main or radial socket circuit, NOT from the lighting circuit !
     
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    yes it will come from the ring main NOT the lighing circuit

    Sparky will be doing it not me, but I just want to find something that will blend into the walls and not be as noticable as a normal plastic socket
     
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    I'd have to say yes as that's what the website says
     
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