Shaver socket in a bathroom cabinet.

13 Feb 2023
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Were having some bathroom furniture fitted including wall cabinets, at present there is a shaver socket on the dry lined wall which will be directly behind one of the wall cabinets (n)

The company doing the work are saying they will Remove the shaver socket--fit the cabinet--carefully cut an opening in the back cabinet panel and screw the shaver socket back.

Does this sound the best approach,The shaver socket will now be inside the cabinet. Or is it safe ? is my concern.

Yes the shaver socket is actually used with a corded shaver (not rechargeable) but not often and relocating it elsewhere is not possible. Thank you for your time (y)
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No real problem, there is a switch built into the socket, so the unit is only powered when shaver is plugged in anyway, and it cools though the wall as well as front. Plus door will be open when in use.
Yes, provided it's done properly.
That would be removing the socket, cutting a suitably sized hole in the back of the cabinet, installing a dry lining box (or possibly a metal one) into the opening and then fitting the socket into that, treating the back of the cabinet in the same way as a wall.

Alternatively make a small hole in the cabinet for the cable only, and fit a surface box and socket into the cabinet (although that will take up a lot more space).

The more typical kitchen fitting style of hacking a hole in the cabinet so the socket in the wall can be accessed is not acceptable.
Neither is moving the socket forward into the cabinet with no box behind, as that will leave wires with no enclosure behind the cabinet.
Well its all done now :!: Oh apologies i mentioned a drywall wall but its actually a dot & dab wall.
The bathroom company sent an electrician, he noticed the existing metallic back box was set very deep in the wall Which he said could be helpfull. Today he returned with a couple of metal back box extensions and one fitted perfectly butting up to the back panel.

So all done now, electrician completed installing the cabinet and left loads of paperwork (report what he carried out and something like algebra)

thanks all (y)
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The more typical kitchen fitting style of hacking a hole in the cabinet so the socket in the wall can be accessed is not acceptable.
Certainly not very 'nice' - but in what sense "unacceptable"? "Unacceptable" to whom/what?

Kind Regards, John

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