Spurs off ring main

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Is this acceptable?, ring main in kitchen has a spur off a double socket supplying another double socket then a single socket for washing machine [has an isolation switch] and then onto a fused outlet for boiler power.I thought you should not spur off a spur?
 
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Is this acceptable?, ring main in kitchen has a spur off a double socket supplying another double socket then a single socket for washing machine [has an isolation switch] and then onto a fused outlet for boiler power.I thought you should not spur off a spur?
No, unless the spur is fused (i.e. fed from ring via a fused connection unit) then it's not acceptable. As you say, an unfused spur can only supply one socket (single or double), or other single load.

Kind Regards, John
 
Thanks, that's as I thought, it's in my daughters flat [local housing association] the rest of the electrics looks ok , just thought I would bring it to the attention of the L/Lord. I think the recent boiler installation guy just saw a pair of wires at the nearest point and assumed it was part of ring, not a spur off a spur.
 
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Thanks, that's as I thought, it's in my daughters flat [local housing association] the rest of the electrics looks ok , just thought I would bring it to the attention of the L/Lord. I think the recent boiler installation guy just saw a pair of wires at the nearest point and assumed it was part of ring, not a spur off a spur.
He certainly wouldn't be the first to have made that mistake - and one hopes that an electrician would have identified the truth of the situation and acted accordingly. However, from what you say, it sounds as if there was probably already a single socket spurred off the (spurred) double socket before the boiler man appeared on the scene - so it could well have been unacceptable (at least, non-compliant with Wiring Regulations) even before he made it even worse!

Kind Regards, John
 

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