Replace proud electricity socket boxes: Should I earth?

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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.


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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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