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I'm trying to get these into a new mk replacement faceplate but the receiving terminals just won't take everything, they'll go in a bit but then when you tighten the terminals just pop out! Any advice appreciated!

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You have not pushed them in far enough.
Undo the terminal screw as far as it will go without falling out, you do this by looking at it as you loosen it before you turn the socket round to put the cables in.
When you put the the cables in you gently hold it in place 'till the screw bites. When you have done this, pull the cables to make sure they do not come out.

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You have not pushed them in far enough.
Undo the terminal screw as far as it will go without falling out, you do this by looking at it as you loosen it before you turn the socket round to put the cables in.
When you put the the cables in you gently hold it in place 'till the screw bites. When you have done this, pull the cables to make sure they do not come out.
I removed the screw as far as it would go, the twists are simply to big to go in the terminals. There are 3x lives and 3x neutrals so is snug...

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Push harder :lol:

I did notice you have a spur the clue is in the picture, but the picture also shows how "bad" the terminations are.

Look at the lives, they are all twisted around each other and "back again" resulting in a larger diameter.
I suspect the others are the same on the other side, I would suggest you re make the connections, and don't twist them back on themselves.

Its easier to do than to describe in words.

The other thing is to put the original socket back for today, get some 5 terminal wagos, put your 3 existing Lives into the wago and take TWO cables to each socket terminal. Repeat for the neutral, and the earth (so you use 3 x 5 terminal wagos)

DON'T put L N & E in the SAME wago

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Push harder

I did notice you have a spur the clue is in the picture, but the picture also shows how "bad" the terminations are.

Look at the lives, they are all twisted around each other and "back again" resulting in a larger diameter.
I suspect the others are the same on the other side, I would suggest you re make the connections, and don't twist them back on themselves.

Its easier to do than to describe in words.

The other thing is to put the original socket back for today, get some 5 terminal wagos, put your 3 existing Lives into the wago and take TWO cables to each socket terminal. Repeat for the neutral, and the earth (so you use 3 x 5 terminal wagos)

DON'T put L N & E in the SAME wago
Thank you, I may need professional hell now! This is existing 70s wiring I believe!

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Pre 1967 wiring. The green sleeving and the 7/0.29 cable gives the game away.

It looks to be in good condition.

You have a plastic pattress attached to a 1 g metal back box. It would be far easier to just remake the connections with 60A strip connector inside the metal back box and just run new cables to the new socket.


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Pre 1967 wiring. The green sleeving and the 7/0.29 cable gives the game away.

It looks to be in good condition.

You have a plastic pattress attached to a 1 g metal back box. It would be far easier to just remake the connections with 60A strip connector inside the metal back box and just run new cables to the new socket.
I stand corrected! :) I'm not confident with electrical work so this is a bit above me, think I need to call a spark :)

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