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    outdoor socket in greenhouse

    Electricians

    Does an outdoor socket installed in a greenhouse need to be wired in or can the cable have a plug fitted and then plugged into a socket in the garage?

    Asked by Bernard on 17th Aug 2021
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    Colin Crowe

    "Be best solid wired in and will require rcd protection as it could be used outdoors."

    Answered on 25th Aug 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    SM electrical solutions

    "As long as the socket you're plugging into is rcd protected that will be fine, it’s better practice to hard wire it."

    Answered on 25th Aug 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Clarke Electrical Services

    "The safest way would be to wire it in. You can either spur it off a socket in your house or a new circuit from the fuse board. I would advise to get a registered electrician to take out that work as it is notifiable works."

    Answered on 5th Sep 2021 - Member since Jun 2018 - report
    Daleservices

    "I would recommend a connection directly from the distribution board, connected to surge protection rcd, the unit will then run two or more sockets."

    Answered on 25th Aug 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    RFT Electrical Ltd

    "I would definitely hard wire the socket with some swa and fix a weatherproof socket via an rcd connection."

    Answered on 25th Aug 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Samelectric

    "No. Its dangerous activity with this method. Need proper cable from main ring socket to extend socket."

    Answered on 30th Aug 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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