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Found a spur running to my kitchen

Postby clockwise » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:36 am


Wonder if someone could give me a pointer.

Although I have been in my current property for 5 years I recently discovered that a double socket in the kitchen is being fed from a spur taken from the general socket ring main.

The rest of the kitchen is on its own circuit.

Would I presume that this is a bosh job?

It appears as though the spur was put in when the property was built (1987), does this leave me in the poop due to part P or am I okay because it was done prior to part P being created? Will I have to get it checked?

The offending spur can be seen in my kitchen cupboard, it just pops in from the stud all, runs ACROSS THE FLOOR and then back into another stud wall.

I know this is dangerous as it has not physical protection but am a little dubious about taking it out and trying to re-route it under what would be the stair case.
If I just take it out - my built in fridge freezer will have no power.

As you can see I'm a but all over the place with this.

Any advise?

For the time being I have lifted the cable onto the skirting and secured it using 2.5 T+E cable clips

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Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:48 pm

Don't worry about it - at least with surface wiring you can see where it is.
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