plug sockets

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by oscarbob, 14 Feb 2009.

  1. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds

    Joined:
    27 Aug 2003
    Messages:
    69,782
    Thanks Received:
    2,858
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I assumed it was a diagram showing the cable locations - no point to it otherwise.


    Not necessarily.

    I'll try this once more, and perhaps when you've sobered up it might make sense.

    If the cable routes relied on the presence of accessories to make them valid and you remove the accessories then you invalidate the routes.
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. viewer

    viewer

    Joined:
    2 Apr 2005
    Messages:
    772
    Thanks Received:
    52
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    If you have the two remaining sockets on the same wall in the same room a single cable between them will be fine (no joins). From your diagram, to do this you'd need to put back one socket. As BAS keeps pointing out, anything else requires thinking out the safe zone. See the diagrams; you might find it easier to run your cable in the safe zone near the ceiling, or even take up a floorboard and run in the space there. As (I think?) you said that you will tackle upstairs later, then at some time you'll need to do this anyway, so perhaps just do that and put in a new cable with no worries about joints or zones.
    The cables do not need covering with metal as, because it is ground floor, you should already be protecting them with a RCCB.
    HTH
     
  4. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page