moving sockets


Postby DOZY » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:22 pm

I need to move a double socket,timer for heating and a fuse switch to another wall. i want to use a junction box,can i and do i need seperate one for each appliance. also a light switch from another wall needs moving can this be done in the same way
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:27 pm

[quote="DOZY"]I need to move a double socket,timer for heating and a fuse switch to another wall. i want to use a junction box,can i and do i need seperate one for each appliance. also a light switch from another wall needs moving can this be done in the same way[/quote]
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I would get in an electrcian to advise u ON this.
The bona fide reputable proper contracting electrcians will
gladly provide free quotations.

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Postby ericmark » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:34 am

Moving a socket etc is easy it is the moving of the cable that is problematic where the regulations require that cables are kept within zones which are defined in part by the item it supplies so once an item is removed the cable has also to be removed.
As a result access to the cables will be required normally but removing floor boards and chases up the walls.
I do very little house work where my son is really into the domestic market and the difference between us in speed and mess created is marked the use of the specialist tools for wall chases and lifting boards means he is far quicker and neater than me.
This will be even more marked when compared to the DIY person. Once complete a spark will inspect and test and issue a minor works certificate in doing this he tests the whole circuit and if working for example on a ring main would identify faults which may exist from volt drop to earths to completion of ring.
There is nothing to stop you doing this as DIY if it extends to a kitchen then you will need Part P and your house insurance will require the same inspection and testing as done by an electrician you seem so lacking in knowledge I think this may become a problem. I would suggest even if not Part P you follow links to Part P and download the PDF doc then look at Pages 23 onwards where there are samples of the forms required and see if you think you could complete them before making any moves to DIY the work. Better to know what you are letting yourself into.
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Postby DOZY » Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:26 am

thanks for the replies. these points are (apart from light switch ) all on the wall (in trunking). just thought it would be easier and cheaper to re route in a similar way (using junction boxes) rather than have to rewire under floorboards, although this wouldnt be a problem.i have a healthy respect for electricity and just wasnt sure what the regs now allow. thanks lads :wink:
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