Extending Very Tight Wall Socket


Postby bramley4600 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:00 pm

I have a double wall socket in the hall but I have noticed that the face plate does not screw well to the back plate. i thought the back plate might be damaged or loose but on closer inspection it looks like the live and neutral that feed a spur are very very tight with no slack. So, is it OK to use a plastic terminal block to extend the cables by a few cms. Alternatively, I seem to remember seeing a double socket that has twin terminals for the live, neutral and earth which would also solve the problem. The ones I find on Google only have a single terminal and some have 2 earth terminals.
Thanks for any help.
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Postby kbrownie » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:50 pm

Yes it is OK to extend the conductors withing the enclosure/backbox.
Make sure you use an insulated connector, that is rated above the fuse rating.
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Postby bramley4600 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:51 pm

[quote="kbrownie"]Yes it is OK to extend the conductors withing the enclosure/backbox.
Make sure you use an insulated connector, that is rated above the fuse rating.[/quote]


Thanks very much for the reply. Appreciate it.
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Postby bramley4600 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:54 pm

Thanks very much for the reply. Appreciate it.
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