Flummoxed by what should be a simple wiring job! Trying to run the cable from an existing double socket a distance of about 8m to a new double socket in the garage. Existing comes from an RCD with 2 red, 2 blue and 2 earth into the socket. The second set of wires feeds 2 on/switches serving a water feature and the greenhouse. Couldn’t get 3 wires in to this socket ( didn’t seem safe anyway) so opted to put a 3pin plug on the end of the cable. Result - Nothing at the new socket! Plug checked. Fuzes checked. Existing socket checked and serving other devices Advice please
Inaccurate info given. Should have said 2 red and 2 black into the existing switch. New cable is of course 1 brown, 1 blue and an earth. How then do I create a further double socket some 8m on the other side of the garage?
Thanks. Got all of that. Puzzled by talk of an FCD earlier in the thread. I am looking to install a socket 8m away from the existing one so appreciate the advice about 2.5m cable and the need for fuses. That said, isn’t a FCD a switch? Do I need to install that between the existing and new sockets?
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