Wiring for a shaver socket

Postby Lawrence » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:19 pm

I am replacing a shaver socket in a bathroom and having taking the cover plate off there are two cables wired in. Presumably this means the shaver socket has a loop in and out on the lighting radial circuit.

Is there any good reason for this to be done rather than simply taking a 'spur' off the radial circuit?

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Postby rosebery » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:52 pm

Does your bathroom cabinet (presumably adjacent for the mirror) have a light? That could be where the other cable goes to / is coming from.

Don't forget bathrooms are "special locations" according to Part P so ANY leccy work in there must be be by a Part P qualified sparks. Of course you may be in which case I apologise but others reading this thread might not be and think it's OK.

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Postby sparx » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:55 pm

Hi ,
unusual but it does mean one less cable in the light fitting as it's effectively in the loop between fittings, any body any other thoughts
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:02 am

thanks for the replies. I figure it probably is as sparx says.... too many wires in the light fitting
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