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terminating a power socket

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by goofy gorilla, 1 Aug 2007.

  1. goofy gorilla

    goofy gorilla

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    hi guys ,

    how do you terminate a power socket ?.....ive got too many in my kitchen ?...do you connect the wires together inside the mounting box ?...cheers
     
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  4. goofy gorilla

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    what i mean is if im not going to use the socket, what do i do with the connections inside, before i put something like a blanking plate over it ...
     
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    too many? what do you class as too many? IMO you can never have too many sockets, especially in a kitchen.

    And I'd certainly rather have a useable power socket than a blanking plate!
     
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  7. electronicsuk

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    Well, seen as I seem to be the only one who hasn't been over-indulging on the beer tonight ;)...

    If you absolutely want to get rid of the socket, you can connect the live, neutral and earth together in a terminal block, push them back inside the box and fit a blanking plate. You should still run a short earth wire between the terminal block and (presumably) metal backbox, as there's always the possibility a cable might come loose and come into contact with the surrounding metalwork.

    If you're going to tile over the box then forget it, the accessory still needs to be visible and also accessible on account of the use of terminal blocks.
     
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    Not really a good idea.....................BANG
     
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    Well, if you take it literally :rolleyes:

    Three terminals, one L, one N, one E. Better? :p
     
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    I bet that dentist job cost a few bob.
     
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    Really? In my experience the noise is more like a sort of BWOOOFF. :confused:
     
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    That bloody terminator image frightened the life out of me.

    Crimps and heatshrink or a chocbox would mean you could tile over it. Why not just leave it there. I normally don't like it when people don't help the OP achieve what they want, but in this case it seems odd to get rid of it. Everywhere I have ever lived could have used double the amount of installed sockets!
     
  14. Softus

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    Ofv coourse - he iss ze Terminator.
     
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    wasnt German though, was he? :?:
     
  16. Softus

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    Austrian.
     
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    Isnt the picture of "Robert Patrick's" T-1000, hence american?
     
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