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quick question regarding fitting 1 gang socket to spur

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by sunshinewelly, 11 Oct 2017.

  1. sunshinewelly

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    i have had a fake (plaster board over batton) chimney breast removed in my living room. it looks as if previously there may have been some heating installation behind it as there were some copper pipes running behind the fake chimney (they were not doing anything as they were cut off at the bottom and were also cut where they hit ceiling floorboards and were wedged in a gap)

    there was also a 2.5 cable running down the wall behind the old plaster board which was run to some form of small white fused box (there was a separate smaller gauge wire coming out of the box which had simply been cut and taped over . there was a channel cut into the wall where this box and wire was

    i have had new plaster board put in place and want to put my tv there. I took the fuse box off the wire and i have attached a single power point to this lead and have tested an appliance on it and it works fine.

    is it ok to run my TV off this cable. the TV power output is around 150w

    i am not sure if its part of my downstairs ring or a separate ring

    i do have a space on my consumer unit which says "immersion circuit" but i dont have any immersion heaters. I do have a combi boiler in kitchen and a seperate shower circuit and cooker one etc
     
  2. ban-all-sheds

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    It might be, it might not be.

    Basically this:
    may have been premature.


    You need to find out:

    • What type of circuit it is (ring or radial).
    • What is the rating of the fuse/MCB for that circuit.
    • What size the main circuit cable is.
    • What else is supplied by that spur or branch.
     
  3. sunshinewelly

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    The fuse box was cracked so unusable.

    I assume a standard combi boiler does not require a separate circuit. The combi says it has a 3 amp fuse etc
     
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    But it was replaceable.
     
  5. sunshinewelly

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    What would change by replacing a fuse box with a one gang socket
     
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    That would depend on what design assumptions were made for that spur/branch.
     
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    Just did a quick test and found it's on the downstairs ring. The TV was usually being run from an extention lead.
     
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    Anything else on that spur?
     
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    As far as I can tell no.
     
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    Then as far as we can tell it will be fine with a socket in place of the FCU.
     
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    Cheers. Originally there must have been some device running off that fused box. Not sure what though. Would an old boiler use a spur. Just curious as to what would have used the spur in the first place
     
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    Sure, could be. Or a whole host of other possibilities that it is not worth worrying about.

    As BAS posted....

     
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