Wires too short at back of socket.

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Wires too short at back of socket.

Post by Rorschach » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:26 pm

Long story short, putting new sockets on after some work and the wires coming out of the wall are too short. Is it possible to extend them without running a new wire? Wago connectors and short length of new wire maybe? I would guess even choc blocks would work since they won't be buried. :dunno:
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Re: Wires too short at back of socket.

Post by someone-else » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:53 pm

Suitable size cable (2.5mm) and Wagos
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Re: Wires too short at back of socket.

Post by Rorschach » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:54 pm

If there isn't room for wagos, what about crimped or soldered extensions?
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Re: Wires too short at back of socket.

Post by someone-else » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:13 pm

If you use a ratchet crimper, no problem. Solder and sleeve is also acceptable. But wagos are quicker.
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