1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

New spur socket

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by chilscout, 14 Mar 2020.

  1. chilscout

    chilscout

    Joined:
    30 Jul 2008
    Messages:
    45
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hope sketch is clear.

    I’d like to spur from an existing socket to a new one in another room.

    ‘Easiest’ route is through wall behind existing socket into another room, chase wall round internal corner, along wall running perpendicular to it and drill through to new socket position.

    Is this within safe zone regs?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. winston1

    winston1

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2010
    Messages:
    5,667
    Thanks Received:
    415
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No, safe zones don’t go round corners.
     
  3. securespark

    securespark

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2004
    Messages:
    34,257
    Thanks Received:
    1,055
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The corner IS a safe zone.
     
  4. muffking

    muffking

    Joined:
    2 Dec 2004
    Messages:
    402
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    But socket to corner?
     
  5. chilscout

    chilscout

    Joined:
    30 Jul 2008
    Messages:
    45
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    According to this socket to corner is a safe zone.

    upload_2020-3-14_10-9-0.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. EFLImpudence

    EFLImpudence

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2010
    Messages:
    31,699
    Thanks Received:
    3,441
    Location:
    Retired to:
    Country:
    Portugal
    Yes, but one of the sockets is on the other side of the wall.

    You would need to chase the wall on the existing socket side until you get to the corner in the new socket room.
     
  7. winston1

    winston1

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2010
    Messages:
    5,667
    Thanks Received:
    415
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    And as I said safe zones don’t go round corners.
     
  8. DetlefSchmitz

    DetlefSchmitz

    Joined:
    17 Aug 2010
    Messages:
    1,968
    Thanks Received:
    251
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes, we heard you the first time.
     
  9. Sponsored Links
  10. scousespark

    scousespark

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2006
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    57
    Location:
    Merseyside
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes they do when you have fittings on both walls and they are in line.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Taylortwocities

    Taylortwocities

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2006
    Messages:
    19,080
    Thanks Received:
    1,914
    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Think the other way round.
    Run cable horizontal from existing socket to wall corner. That is in zone.
    Drill through corner into room two. Run cable horizontal from corner to new socket. That's in zones too.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. winston1

    winston1

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2010
    Messages:
    5,667
    Thanks Received:
    415
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Which is not the case here.
     
  13. SUNRAY

    SUNRAY

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2009
    Messages:
    2,576
    Thanks Received:
    145
    Location:
    Kent
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    For once in your life WINSTON will you read what's being suggested?
    and stop makeing a fool of yourself
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  14. winston1

    winston1

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2010
    Messages:
    5,667
    Thanks Received:
    415
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    STOP BEING SO RUDE. Safe zones don’t go round corners (FACT) which what the OP wanted to do. What was later suggested may be OK but is not what was originally suggested.
     
  15. SUNRAY

    SUNRAY

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2009
    Messages:
    2,576
    Thanks Received:
    145
    Location:
    Kent
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    To the MOD's: Please feel free to delete this post and equally feel free to reprimand SUNRAY if this post is out of order.

    Dear WINSTON1

    It's not me making incorrect posts.

    OP has come here looking for advice on the way to do the job properly and safely, which is what this forum is all about. Having useful suggestions and correct information contradicted is very counter productive. Especially as you have not offered any advice or a solution to the question.

    My post was aimed at your incorrect response in the order you made it, just read the whole thread, in order, and then tell us you have not made the mistake I have highlighted.

    As I see it, at least 4 others are in agreement with me and as far as I can see, no one has agreed with you.

    5 to 1 seems to be a pretty high majority.
     
    Last edited: 15 Mar 2020
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  16. winston1

    winston1

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2010
    Messages:
    5,667
    Thanks Received:
    415
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No one is in disagreement with the later suggestion, but the original one is wrong. Simples.
     
Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page