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Can I run wiring directly through a wall from one socket to another?

Postby GrumpyMike » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:35 am


I want to add a new double socket in my living room. By a lucky co-incidence the new socket is on the opposite side of the wall from a double socket in the kitchen.

My intention was to simply drill a hole from the socket in the kitchen through to the living room and add the new socket to the wall on the other side - the total cable run for the new socket would be about 6 inches!

Some of the research I've done seems to indicate that I'm not allowed to run power cables through a wall. It seems I have to run them under the surface, this would involve chasing a new cable run down the wall in the living room, and a lot of re-decorating afterwards.

So what's the situation? Can I thread the new wire straight through a hole in the wall? Or do I need to drop a new cable run down from the attic?

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Postby ericmark » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:28 pm

No problem drilling through wall that is what I have done. Clearly radial, ring and spur rules permitting.
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