Removing an unneeded socket

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  1. con1_uk

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    Hi,

    my tv used to be on a wall and we have moved the tv leaving a visible double socket half way up a wall. What is the correct way of removing the socket connecting the cables (if allowed) so the hole can be filled and painted over please.

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    First of all, how many CABLES (not wires) are at this socket?
     
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    Generally due to the way "safe zone" rules work for wiring in walls, you can't remove a socket without also removing or at least disconnecting the wiring feeding it.

    So the big question becomes how many cables are there and which direction(s) do they come from?
     
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    A picture?
     
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    2 twin and earth cables
     
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    Which direction are they coming from?
     
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    Choice then is to remove the cables completely, back to their source, and link the ring back up; do a joint in the existing back box and put a blanking plate in place of the socket, or simply leave the socket in place where it is.
     
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    Buy a painting
     
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