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Double Sockets with wiring on right hand side?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by dumdum, 14 Mar 2017.

  1. dumdum

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    Can anyone tell me where I can buy a Double Socket, where all the wiring connections are on the right-hand side?

    I am trying to covert a single socket to a double socket. Common sense would dictate, I put the new socket in the middle, so the wires are in the middle. However, this is not an option due to obstruction.

    The current wiring (Earth) is short. I think both live and neutral are okay.

    My father suggested, I could connect Earth to the metal box which has an Earth connector and then run a short Earth wire. I wonder, if this is a cowboy job. How do the Pro's solve this problem?
     
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    Your father is correct.

    You can extend the wires with connectors.
    Put the pairs of wires (assuming a ring) in a connector and extend to socket with a single wire.
     
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    So how is the connector in the box any less acceptable than any other connector?

    To the OP, a cowboy is a man who rounds up cattle on horseback, not a type of electrician.
     
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    Now I've heard it all...
     
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    Winston - WT_ is wrong with you?

    [​IMG]

    Seriously - there is something VERY wrong with you - do you know what it is?
     
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