Ring main leg split

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  1. Ohmslaw

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    Wasnt sure how to title this.

    Just been checking the ring mains today as have recently moved in, majority fine apart from some dodgy radials from ring main.

    The fridge freezer is powered from the ring, but only one cable at socket. Upon investigation (Belling out), it seems one of the ring main legs from board, has been split and one end carries on the rest of ring main, other goes to socket for fridge freezer.

    Cant find this split, so wondering if this method is okay, and its like just spurring off one socket at the socket?

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    Ok.

    Spur?

    Two radials?
    What are the rating of the fuse/MCB and size of the wires?

    It could be fine depending on the answers to the above question.
     
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    Looks like it's been cut into ring and spurred from there rather than at socket.

    B32 2.5mm
     
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    ...but then you would have three wires in the MCB.

    That's ok for a radial/spur with only one socket (single or double); not for one with more sockets.
     
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    Just 2 at board. That's why I think they've put JB somewhere, only I cant find it
     
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    have you checked the ring has continuity by removing the 2 L's from the MCB ?
    and the N
     
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