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Can I replace this fused spur with another socket?

Postby Chip_Bored » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:57 pm

Hi All

I'm going through my house replacing all the switches and sockets and came across this (fused spur I think it's called) next to a downstairs fireplace. It shares the same back box as the socket to the left and is fed from that socket (and only connected to that socket). I assume it had a function when there was a back boiler in the fireplace. Can I just remove this fused spur (but leave the wiring) and replace it with another single socket, or remove the wiring and fused spur and replace the single socket with a double?

Thanks in advance
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Postby Mr White » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:08 pm

A double socket will not fit as that back box is designed to have two single items. (There is a "support rail" in the middle which would prevent you putting in double socket)
Another single socket it is then.
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Postby Chip_Bored » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:25 pm

Thank you Mr White
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