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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:51 pm 
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I wonder if anyone can help me?
I am planning to redecorate my daughters bedroom as a surprise for when she gets back from uni, and I was hoping to add a couple more electrical sockets
in her room (as she only has one accessible double socket, the other is behind her full wall wardrobe).

I was hoping to spur off this double socket, but when I removed the front face plate it looks like the double socket in the bedroom next door is already
spurred off this socket.

My question is can I use this spur to add another 2 double gang sockets into my daughters room by drilling through the wall?

Hope that makes some sort of sense (I'll add a diagram to try and explain - The red dotted line is what I was planning to add)
Thanks for any help, its much appreciated.


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You must put a FCU before the additional sockets.

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If you can get to the cables feeding the original socket(ie under the floor) then you could incorporate the 2 additional sockets onto the ring main, by using a couple of maintenance free joint boxes and running the cables under the floor.



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Thanks Guys, Much appreciated.
Moribus - I have the bedroom laminated so it would be too big a job to lift the laminate and the flooring.


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I've just done something similar for my daughters bedroom for her new TV.

In the end I took a new spur up the wall from the socket in my bedroom, to an FCU in the loft and then back down the wall to the new sockets in my daughters bedroom.

This is what I found from my research:

- you can only add one socket (single or double) off a spur
- you cannot add additional sockets off an existing spur UNLESS you use an FCU (fused connection unit) with a 13A fuse and then you can take as many sockets of that spur as you like
- the number of spurs you can take off a ring main can not exceed the number of sockets you have on that ring main. So if you have 6 sockets on a ring main, you can only take up to 6 spurs off that ring main

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I used LAP grid system, this allowed the existing double socket to be replaced with a single socket and a switch and fuse holder took up the space which would normally be the second socket, once the fuse is added you can then fit as many sockets as you want.


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skyrat wrote:
I've just done something similar for my daughters bedroom for her new TV.

In the end I took a new spur up the wall from the socket in my bedroom, to an FCU in the loft and then back down the wall to the new sockets in my daughters bedroom.

This is what I found from my research:

- you can only add one socket (single or double) off a spur
- you cannot add additional sockets off an existing spur UNLESS you use an FCU (fused connection unit) with a 13A fuse and then you can take as many sockets of that spur as you like
- the number of spurs you can take off a ring main can not exceed the number of sockets you have on that ring main. So if you have 6 sockets on a ring main, you can only take up to 6 spurs off that ring main

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Neat, but I have to say that is the first time I have seen a TRV on the top of a radiator


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Yes agree first time i have seen trv top top of radiator

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