How easy is to remove a socket from a wall. Its in a stupid position in my lounge and I'm getting the wall plastered, so I though I'd remove it at the same time.
Is it just a case of removing the front and replacing it with some sort of backing plate that would then be skimmed over? I assume once disconnected the wires would have to be reconnected to complete the ciruit again?
Is it easy to do for DIYer?
Or, if I do have to get a sparky in, how long should it take them?
hi inch high,
The cables do need to be reconnected as it will be suppling power to the next outlet, You then fix a face plate over this back box, but you can not plaster over this because of safety reason, the fact that a live is running the wall needs to known and can be identified by the plate being visable.
Hi inch high,
I know it might seem inconvenient but there are what you call permitted cable routes, where cables are concealed in a wall and if the cable is not enclosed in earthed metal conduit,trunking or ducting. It must follow a safe route, Which will be indentified by this face plate. Section 7 (7.3.2) in the on site guide and regulation 522-06-06 BS7671 wiring regs.
PS and if anything goes wrong with the circuit it will give you an inspection point for this termination.
Remember be safe!
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