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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Bammer, 21 Nov 2005.

  1. Bammer

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    Hi-Have two gang socket in kitchen which is part of the downstairs loop. The heating engineer took a connection of this to create a FSU for the heating. As a result there are three wires going into each of the terminals of the two gang. Was trying to get fourth wire into each for the wall unit downlighters but finding it really hard. Can I tap into the FSU for that or do you think that soldering all four so that they easily go into the respective terminals on the two gang. Hope this makes sense
     
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    That would mean taking two spurs off one socket. You should use a different socket. Or maybe you could extend from the lighting circuit.
     
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    I am not sure that I understand exactly the problem, but what I understand is that the guy added a FS to you ring which sounds ok to me, If you are trying to add a second one on the same two gang, it is not allowed, you can add another Spur in another socket and connect there what you need. you can add to a ring only one spur to each existing socket. if you wand more you need to add a fused spur and create a mini radial circuit. The fused spur should not excide 13A.
     
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    Hi and thanks for the replies. Have junction box one floor up. Can run FSU from this and create the supply I need or even run the cable for the wall unit lights direct from this. Think it may be the upstairs lighting loop. You can tell I am a newbie but trying to save costs. Any replies welcome
     
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    You will have someone along in a minute telling you about the special rules that apply, in a kitchen, to adding light fittings and switches, or socket oulets and spurs. If not, it's already posted here at great length. Look for the word "kitchen"
     
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    If you have located the lighting circuit in the ceiling, then you may not need a FSU. What does the light fitting say about supply fusing, and what is the lighting circuit rating? Chances are, if it is 6A then it will be fine already.
     
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    We need bald electrician to do this, Scotland ain't part p'd.
     
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    Yeah Damocles it is 6A so does that mean can run t/e from the box direct to the wall unit and prob sorted? Wanted to install a switch so that can control whether I have the lights on or off
     
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    oh yes, the kingdom of Fife. Lucky.
     
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    JohnD_ Only two kingdoms Gods and Fife and I am blessed to stay in the latter lol
     
  13. Damocles

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    Yes, a switch is a good plan, but the fact you are starting from a low current supply means you do not need to fuse it down further.
     
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    No - it's even worse...
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. Managed to figure a solution.
     
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