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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by markyyyyyy, 8 Mar 2021.

  1. markyyyyyy

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    hi, my electrician is not communicating or returning to finish my second fix

    can i confirm that what i plan on doing myself is correct?

    the loop of cable will be a double socket and the two ends will be a single socket

    can i confirm all i need to do is cut the loop, therefore leaving "two cables" at each end (loop and the other end)

    i just simply connect the exposed cables to E, L, N at each socket

    The socket the cables come from is currently live, just need to connect it up
     
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  3. Swwils

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    This does not look like it was done by an electrician.

    Consult an actual electrican, one who will turn up!
     
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  4. markyyyyyy

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    Why, what's wrong with it?
     
  5. JohnW2

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    One might well ask what's right with it - what sort of 'first fix' can you really call any of that (you said it was the 'second fix' that hadn't happened)?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    I was wondering why 2nd fix when 1st fix wasn't finished (or even started)!
     
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  7. ericmark

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    Cables go vertical or horizontal not at some odd angle, so when plastered some one can work out route, to swap from vertical to horizontal you need some thing to show the change I.e. socket box.

    There as so many errors you need an electrician to ensure safe.
     
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    He does - and presumably not the same 'electrician' who thinks he has done some sort of 'first fix'!

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    I'm not so sure it is the complete mess we think it is.

    The bottom picture is clearly before the kitchen unit was put in position, so the cables are surface on the wall, now behind the units.

    It looks like the socket above the worktop is existing, done in oval tube perhaps. A fixing or two missing near the top.

    The oval tube or whatever that is appears to be surface mounted too.

    Whether this is or was intended to be chased in, I don't know.

    Though it looks a bit bendy at the top, taking the 150mm from the ceiling rule, and being in line with the accessory box, it may just be in a safe zone.

    But since the top fixings are not yet fitted, chances are it is intended to be straight.

    This could be in a garage or similar where appearance is not important - we don't know.

    So although it looks rough, electrically and regs-wise, it may be ok.
     
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    Send us a picture of the socket above the worktop, as it is now, please.
     
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  14. JohnW2

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    Maybe not - but do you see much evidence of what one could reasonably call a 'first fix'?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    It looks like cables were put in place from the socket to supply new sockets in the cupboards. Which is, in essence, a first fix I suppose.

    Presumably someone thought this had to be done before the cupboards were put into position (even though this could have been done after).

    Looks a mess though, and could have been done better.
     
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  16. markyyyyyy

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    This is as the socket is is now. The white cable inside is to be connected up obviously
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    The photo of wall with cables on was taken before plasterboarding

    Yes It's the same person, who had good feedback on my builder

    Edit: I must add, the trunking was done before. On thst wall, it's only the white cables below the socket the electrician did
     
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    So back to my original question. Do I simply cut the loop and wire the ends into E, L, N on each socket?
     
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