Extending cables

Postby stiz » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:59 am

I have some waist height sockets that I want to drop down to just above the skirting board. This means I need to extend the cable by approx 1 metre.

I know I can't just use choc blocks and bury them in the plaster, but can I do this if they are inside a choc box ? (taking the cable back into the ceiling and fitting a JB isn't really an option).

Many thanks
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Postby sparx » Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:29 pm

Hi stiz, if back box is recessed in wall then if you crimp connections in box, using proper crimping tool, then are considered as 'fixed connections ' not requiring access & a thin cover plate over, using box screws should be OK
regards SPARX
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Postby stiz » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:22 am

Many thanks for this.
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