Extending Mains Ring

16 Jul 2004
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United Kingdom

I have removed a cover of a plug socket I am thinking of extending the plug ring from.

In the plug are three cables, one of which I know runs a spur on the opposite side of the wall, the other two both connect to the plug.

My question is can I extended the ring from here and how is it done.

I know i need to disconnect on of the cables and run a cable to the next new socket and so on until the last new socket and then connect this last socket to the wire disconnected from the existing plug, but what can I use to make this connection?
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look in for refernce.

and while you are at it, make the spur part of the ring

I have looked in the reference section, I just wantto know what I can use to reconnect the ring from the last new socket to the existing wire in the existing socket as it ends with just enough cable to connect to the socket. There is no room for a junction box
you cant really connect inside the socket normally as you will not be able to fit connector blocks of the right amperage inside it. i would normally use a 30A junction box on one of the cables
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look in refernce, again, try crimps, but do note what it says
best solution is to replace one of the cables coming to the socket where you have opened the ring right back to wherever it comes from and redirect it to one of the new ones. If not, then make a join under the floor or in roof with a junction box.

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