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Socket Spacing? What if any

Post by Jaeger_S2k » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:26 pm

Hello,
Is there any minimum space required between pattress style double sockets?

I can't recall anything but just wanted to check with the changes that have taken place.
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Post by sparkydude » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:14 pm

No Rules if they are mounted on surface boxes, not between anyways, but there is as to distance from floor, it must be far enough up so as to not put a strain on the flex in the plug which in reality means do not mount the box just above the carpet.

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Post by skiking » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:22 pm

I thought there was a minimum height rule now to help wheelchair bound people. Basically sockets have to be 2-3ft up from the floor.
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Post by sparkydude » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:29 pm

There is a height for them in a NEW build situation, but not in a refurb/alteration situation.

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Post by Jaeger_S2k » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:42 pm

PHEW! :lol:

Thank the wee man for that. I didn't think there was but just as I put the last one up and wired I thought???????????????

Set at 450 mm Min.
skiking wrote:I thought there was a minimum height rule now to help wheelchair bound people. Basically sockets have to be 2-3ft up from the floor.
Yeah, as the Architects will tell you it's to make it easier for them to tangle the trailing flex round the wheels.
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