In our flat we are busy decorating the living room, hooray.
Its always bugged me that there was a single socket on one wall, all the others are doubles.
Next to the single socket (with a 5mm gap) is a blank cover (there used to be a light fitting on the wall, the wires still run down the wall to this cover, i assume this was the switch for the light)
So, i figure, turn electrics off, pull both covers off, remove metal cages, fit new double cage, plaster in around it & rewire new double socket.
Well, there are two lots of wires, i assume this is on the ring main, which is fine.
I have made a massive error in my haste, the wires all went to the single socket, on the left hand side.
The wires now do not reach to my double socket fixings ( now in the centre of the hole) and i can not pull the wires through any further.
My question is, is there any way to lengthen the wires by around 1 or 1.5cm safely?
Hope someone can help, as i really need to finish this one way or another today, as i cant leave the socket hanging out of the wall & we need electricity back on & im working away next week!
Many thanks for some speedy replies!