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What to do with an unwanted switch fuse spur

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Omega123, 9 Jun 2021.

  1. Omega123

    Omega123

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    Hi,

    I have a very old electric radiator in my conservatory that I no longer need (I’ve insulated the conservatory roof and temperature is good all year round).

    I would like to have a cupboard in front of the wall where the electric radiator is currently situated - so need to remove the radiator.

    question is what do I do with the existing switch fuse spur? Do I terminate it some how?

    I read somewhere that you should remove wiring for unused lights - is the same true here?

    Really I have no idea, so any help appreciated!
     
  2. Harry Bloomfield

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    Could you perhaps change it into a 13amp socket?
     
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  4. Alec_t

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    Unless the cupboard will be in contact with the wall (unlikely if there is a skirting board and the cupboard base doesn't have a cut-away to accommodate it) can't you simply disconnect the rad and leave the spur as is (or with a blanking grommet in the cable exit)?
     
  5. Omega123

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    Thanks Alec_t,
    The cupboard will not be in contact with the wall.

    …so sounds like I could do what you suggest. I wasn’t sure if I needed to do anything with the wires in the spur itself?

    sounds like just removing the rad is fine?
     
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