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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:39 am 
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Hi,

Looking for help, I am wanting to change a single socket into a double socket and want to put it flush against the wall. I was going to buy a new double backbox and replace the single backbox. The wiring that is currently going to the single backbox, can I put into the double socket or will I need to do anything with the wiring?

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I don't see a problem, is it a spur/radial (1 cable) or part of the ring main (2-3 cables) ?


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DCOL89, go ahead, but do make sure you turn the mains off first. (No need to worry is it a spur or on a ring)

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Thanks for replies, so it should be ok to change from the single socket to the double socket no matter the configuration?

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That is correct since you are only changing from single to double.

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Your main issue is going to removing the old single metal back box without damaging existing wiring. Be very careful.

New back box must have grommets fitted.

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What about using a single socket to double socket converter ? it fits in a single socket back box but gives you a double socket. i've installed a couple in the MILS Flat because its a council property and didnt want to starting chasing out bigger back box holes in the concrete and brick work.

https://www.screwfix.com/c/electrical-l ... /cat830536


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