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How do I safely remove a double socket

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by nr26410, 1 Nov 2005.

  1. nr26410

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    I've moved a TV and a few other bits from oe end of my lounge to the other and now I want ot remove the 2 old double sockets which are not be used. They are on a ring so I need to keep the wires conneted.

    Questions are,

    1. Is it safe to remove the socket and connect the wires with a suitable 30amp connection strip (plastic with brass connectors) or do I need a more heavy duty MK 30amp type J/B?

    2. Is it safe to then fill / plaster over the J/B or do I have to cover it with a blanking plate?

    Any help or previous experience much appreciated.
     
  2. Adam_151

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    Connector strip is fine, and no you can't fill it, you'll have to cover it with a blanking plate
     
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    In which case you might as well just leave it alone. Can never have too many sockets.

    Well - I guess if your wall looks like this, you can...

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    Is that your office ban? MK - the electrician's choice! ;)
     
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    I'm hardcore...

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