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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:41 am 
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Dear All,

I will be asking an electrician to do some work in our kitchen but whether I cut a channel into a wall today or wait until our kitchen gets ripped out kind of depends on what you guys advise today. We have a galley kitchen and need plug sockets on the left hand-side and the right - we only have power on the left at the minute.

These seem like my two options. I have a socket that an electrician could add a spur from (I presume, they would need to check that!) to on the other side of the wall that I could cut a channel out of before a plasterer plasters on Wednesday but it would be a long, long channel.

Alternatively, we kind of have two sockets on the left and I was wondering if one could move one to the right. One of the channels on the left is a metal socket that has a fuse above the work surface (pictured below because I may be using the wrong terminology). Would it be possible for an electrician to change the metal socket/fuse for a double socket and if they did, is there a safe way to get the cable under the sink, to the other side or does it need to be in a channel/conduit?

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Andy


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Hope this all makes sense. The switch on the left of the double socket controls the metal socket under the counter. We would like the power to be moved to the other side of the sink (appliances are all being moved)


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The answer depends on where the cables run.

Have a look at permitted zones. It's on the site somewhere...

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Cables should to be run in these safe zones. Image You would need to run through the ceilings, possibly through joists (depending on which way they run) then drop down again.

The 'switch' is a fused connection unit, power goes in, then the 'load' is the socket below. This could be a spur off a spur so this needs to be checked. The Pattress surface mounted box could be part of the ring circuit, if it is I would run the cable from there, a spur would be fine as long as there isn't any other spur connected.


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http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php/Saf ... ric_cables


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