I'm a bit confused as to how the sockets in the kitchen have been wired up, I assumed that this was a ring main circuit as i have replaced a couple of sockets at one end of the kitchen and it looked like there was one cable coming in and another coming out going to the next socket etc.
Now I i'm not so sure, i was going to replace the socket at the other end of the kitchen with a new one and then run a spur off this but when i removed the socket i found 3 cables coming out, one cable coming in, one going to another socket in the kitchen then one going upstairs which connects to a socket in the bedroom. There is also another cable in the kitchen which is connected to the other sockets in there this is why i assumed it was a ring main? The strange thing is that if i disconnect the cable going upstairs the upstairs socket still works, there is also another cable going to the sockets upstairs.
Not sure if I have explained this very well but if anyone has any ideas as to what is going on i'd be very greatful!!
how many power ring circuits do you have?
If you have one then it will go up & downstairs!
you should look at forum projects to view a ring circuit.
I would be worried if the upstairs socket was not still live when one cable disconnected, this is the principle of rings, they are a continuous loop starting & finishing at the same fuse/mcb so opening a point on ring will still feed both ways, meaning all sockets will still work.
It seems that at one socket at least there is a spur off to an odd socket in kitchen this was the intention so if you have a number of skts on ring you can later add as many spurs off as you have skts on the ring. hope this helps Sparx
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