moving plug sockets


Postby samjack321 » Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:57 pm

I have a single plug socket behing a radiator which I want to move over a foot or so and change to a double. Can I do this myself (if so how exactly) or do I have to get an electrician?
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Postby thedoctor » Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:43 pm

You can do this yourself. See the project on removing a radiator and then move the socket replacing the wiring as it is but into a double gang outlet,
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Postby samjack321 » Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:09 pm

Thanks for that
Can I chisel out the plaster horizontally at the same hight as the existing socket and what sort of junction do I need to join the wires?

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Postby sparx » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:38 pm

I think there may be some confusion here, I think Doc reads it that you want to move rad. plus change single to dble skt.
I think you want to just move skt sideways and change to a dble. skt?
If I am correct then the only way I would go is to get a blank single cover plate to fit in place of single which is deemed to be a 'removable inspection cover' and would allow you to chase along wall at same height to new double socket and use 30Amp connector blocks behind cover plate.
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Postby samjack321 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:26 pm

thanks for that.
Yes I want to move the socket from behind the radiator and change it to a double. Is it ok to channel out horizontally for that short distance, I believe there are some issues with this,
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Postby sparx » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:58 am

yes, it's ok as long as u do it the way i described, this would mean you are wiring between points, even if one is only now a blank plate this should make it obvious that there might be cables run along there. this becomes a safe zone .
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Postby Pob » Wed May 09, 2007 7:17 pm

Kind of affiliated question...

Are there any rules about how close central heating radiators and socket outlets can be? (I've got an existing socket in the skirting board and would like to site a rad spanning over the top...)

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Postby sparx » Thu May 10, 2007 7:53 pm

nothing direct in electrical regs, as long of heat from rad not likely to damage socket, regards SPARX
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