Outside socket


Postby Flying Dutchman » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:47 pm

Hi there,

I would like to fit a outside socket to a outside wall of my house.
Inside this wall is a existing socket. Could I take a spur of that, and do I need a special outside socket?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
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Postby sparx » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:06 pm

Hi, outside sockets are special waterproof type sold everywhere such as Big & Qwiks ect. however it is a reportable 'Part P' bldg regs job so not economic to DIY as cost of fees to bldg control more than getting registered leckie to do for you, regards
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Postby Flying Dutchman » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:38 pm

Hi Sparky,

Thanks for info. Better get leckie in.
How much would that be?
Thanks again for your help.

Cheers FD.
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Postby sparx » Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:57 pm

Hi FD, waterproof socket from £15 - £45 depending on make & type, cheaper ones only WP when not in use , dearer ones close over plug & WP all times, To fit, time = money! if as you say 'back-to-back' then to wire/fit test circuit, write certs. register with bldg control say 2 hours @
£25/30 / hr plus registration costs, whole job ain't gonna be much under a £100, sounds a lot but thats what we would have to charge to stay in business,
REGARDS, SPARX
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