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Wiring options for loft conversion sockets

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by paul64, 24 Sep 2008.

  1. paul64

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    Still on with my loft conversion. Whilst I have all plaster removed and floorboards up, I want to route some cable for the sockets to the loft. I have attached two options for wiring to the sockets. Are both OK? Apologies for the quality of the drawing, but it is not a bad attempt considering it is done in Word then pasted into paint.
     
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    Out of the two diagrams, the wiring in the second (bottom) one is the only correct way of doing it. You can't create a second 'ring' off a ring final as shown in the first drawing.
     
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    Or you could go with the first diagram and the socket that is between the two rings in the (figure eight) position can have one of the legs removed! Like you have shown in the second diagram. If it is easier to reach the other socket!

    The socket would then become a spur off the ring, if you know what I mean!

    BTW, what will be the total floor area covered by the ring final once extend in this way?

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    Thanks to all for the info.

    Either of the two proposed options would be OK for me as there is still clear access to all wires and sockets.
     
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