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l have a storage heater and the flex from the heater goes into a switched socket on the wall. If l want to remove the storage heater to another wall do l have to move the switched socket also or will it be alright to put a 3 pin plug on the flex and use it as a normal plug socket ....
 
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l have a storage heater and the flex from the heater goes into a switched socket on the wall. If l want to remove the storage heater to another wall do l have to move the switched socket also or will it be alright to put a 3 pin plug on the flex and use it as a normal plug socket ....

no I would say probably not! what is the rating of the heater?
also you are in the wrong forum you would be much better off posting this in electrics I shall alert Mods and get it moved for you
Matt
 
Does the storage not operate on an economy 7 like system (off peak)?

What rating is the storage heater (how many 'watts' is it)?
 
l think it runs off an economy 7 like system so if l were to move the switched socket from one wall to another if will mean l have to go into the loft and pull the cable/s up from the switch and up in the wall.
Now if l do not have another cable in the loft to run down the opposite wall to re position the switch can l add cable with a juntion box and will the cable be 2.5mm the same as the ring circuit.
 
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With all these new electrical regulations out is moving a socket as described alright or is this in the new regs not allowing this to be done .
 
your terminology is poor.

Is the storage heater connected to:

A) SWITCH
B) FCU (switch with fuse)
C) SOCKET (one of them things with 3 holes where one inserts plugs)
D) SWITCHED SOCKET (as C but with a switch)

What exactly are you trying to achieve with this heater? Storage heaters are very heavy and old ones may contain asbestos - it is not advisable to move them regularly. Large heaters are 4kw or more, and one certainly cannot connect these to a 13 amp plug. Storage heaters must be on a timed circuit, as some will simply run constantly as they are very basic with no timers built in.
 

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