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  • Can I install new electrical sockets in my home?

    Electricians

    Due to renovations in my home, I will need some additional electrical sockets installed in a bedroom.
    Currently we have electrical sockets on the wall directly opposite where we want the new electrical sockets. The room itself is approximately 9ft squared.
    Is this sort of installation something I can do myself and if so, what considerations will I need to take into account?
    Could I install the new sockets and use a connection to the existing sockets for the power and will it be safe?
    I want to be very sure that everything will be safe. Any advice from electricians with experience of this type of scenario would be appreciated!
    Many Thanks
    John

    Asked by lauren on 16th Jul 2019
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    Stephen crumley

    "You need to ensure to continue the ring main, make sure it is a continuous circuit, you need straight through crimps in heat shrink or wago connectors in a wago box, don't use connector block or junction box."

    Answered on 16th Jul 2019 - Member since May 2018 - report
    Dino Electrical

    "Hi John,

    I recommend you investigate first if is a radial or ring circuit. If it s a ring you have to make sure you'll keep it one ring.
    Then make sure the old circuit is sound.Check and test the condition of cables including continuity test,Insulation resistance test, Zs test..."

    Answered on 18th Jul 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report

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