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Replace proud electricity socket boxes: Should I earth?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by uskys, 25 Jun 2003.

  1. uskys

    uskys

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    Hi,
    I have started sinking all my sockets flush to the wall. I am using the metal socket boxes replacing all the proud plastic ones.

    I am not sure if i should physically earth each and every metal socket box I fit. Should I? This also includes all the light switches too.


    Thanks
    Andy
     
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    The metal boxes should have an earth tag attached, the answer is yes, they should be earthed.
    Connect the incoming earth wires to this terminal and connect that terminal with a piece of bare earth wire to the earth connection on the back of your socket, making sure you use a piece of earth "sleeving" to insulate it.

    P.S. Forgot to say all the earths should have sleeving on them :oops: !!
     
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    Thanks Scoby :p Thats a very clear and understandable reply. All of my electrics will be ok'd by a qualified electrician at the end of my job and so the less I have to rectify, the better!!

    Thanks again, Andy
     
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    you should also have 20mm gromets in the cable entry holes
     
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    Ta Breezer. Some mounts come with em, some don't. screwfix ones don't :( . I've got to order some!!
     
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    You should always have Grommets,, Ask Wallace !!!
    :D :D :D
    Anyone for cheese ???
     
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    only if it is wensley dale (cheese)
     
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