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Extension socket joint

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by camerart, 1 Dec 2016.

  1. camerart

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    Hi,
    I have to add a new socket prior to a builder, plasterer and electrician doing work on a couple of rooms.
    See image. To use the existing ring main wires, I would need to pull one of the wires from the existing box and feed it towards the new socket, but it will need a connection, where it is marked. What is best for the connection please?
    Camerart.
     

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  3. JohnW2

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    There appears to be no image!

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    Hi J,
    Ooops, Image added.
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    Can you not do it without a join - by replacing the cable which is too short?
     
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    Hi E,
    Not without a lot of effort. There isn't much space above the ceiling.
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    Hi,
    Just had a thought! There will be a washing machine see image, the socket will be nearer to the viewer from the water pipe (Sunk in the wall) and the drain, by over a foot, is this ok?
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    Hi, you could install a spur from the existing socket ? Only requiring 1 new cable and no joint box is required.

    DS
     
  12. camerart

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    Hi D,
    I prefer ring main as it is possible. The existing tubes to the sockets, only have space for two wires, so I would need to channel another tube from the existing socket.
    C.
     
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