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Wiring Plug To Light Socket In Coal Shed?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Foresty Forest, 20 Jul 2021.

  1. Foresty Forest

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    This light is in the coal shed. I already have an outdoor light wired up to this fitting. Could I get away with wiring a plug socket to it as well? It would be really useful to have a plug here. The coal shed is right on the side of the house, and I think the light is on the same circuit as the kitchen?

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  3. blup

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    What will you be using in the sockets - high drawer power tools and/or electric heaters?: if so you risk overloading the cable.

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  4. Foresty Forest

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    I'd like to occasionally use my mitre saw with it. Currently having to run an extension cable out the window.
     
  5. Taylortwocities

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    Is the coal shed light on the same fuse as the rest of the lights? If it is then you cannot put a socket on there and expect your mitre saw to work. All that will happen is the fuse will blow.

    You need an external socket , or carry on with your extension lead.
     
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    for low power use a socket on that circuit will be OK however the startup current of a machine of that calibre is potentialy likely to trip a 6A lighting circuit.

    In my book I would not recommend what you're asking.
     
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    A socket on a lighting circuit? Shock horror, that could cause a nuclear power station to melt down!
     
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    Or the wind turbines to go backwards !
     
  10. securespark

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    Does that make reverse polarity electricity?
     
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