Dodgey DIY Electrics?


Postby misterg » Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:38 pm

Hi

I was changing a socket in a bedroom that didn't work and noticed it was a spur in using 4mm cable instead of 2.5mm. The rest of the ring is 2.5 mm as far as I can see.

Is this dangerous, or did someone just have a bit of spare cable to use up?

The new socket works fine now, but just want to make sure it is safe.

Cheers

G
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Postby poppedinsouldout » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:42 pm

Hi,

The thickness of cable used is stated by regulation, the regulations state 2.5mm is the [b]miniumum[/b] that should be used, so 4mm is fine. It does look like someone had a spare bit of wire.

Just make sure your ring circuit is on an MCB (minituare circuit breaker 32amp)

Hope this helps.
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