That sounds like the correct (and simple!) solution - well done!I rearranged the conductors and removed several others to make a proper much simpler ring as in option 1. I really don't know what I was thinking of with option 2, I even revisited the sockets I thought had originally been put in in this way but I was mistaken - they were all wired correctly. ... Much happier with the setup now, which is an extended ring with 3 new double sockets, two new switched fuses (each with a single socket spur for washer and dryer) and one spurred double socket.
As a final test, before firing it all up.
You must make sure that your ring is still a ring!
You have to do this at the fuse board. Disconnect all of the connections there and test for continuity round the live neutral and earth conductors.
You should also be checking for insulation resistance, if you have the proper test equipment.
how to guide http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Book/8.4.2.htm[/QUOTE]
I will definitely be doing this. Thanks for the link.