How do I change a single socket to a double?
Keeping this in consideration, how many Spurs can you take off one socket?
A spur can be connected to an existing socket, on either a ring main or a radial circuit, providing that socket does not already have a spur. That is only one spur per socket is allowed and the number of spurs must not exceed the number of sockets.
One may also ask, who is allowed to replace a plug or socket? Plugs and extension cord sockets may be replaced by a non-electrically trained person, provided the person has been trained and found competent to fit plugs and sockets according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Thereof, how do you extend a double socket?
- Isolate the circuit and use a voltage tester to double check that the existing socket is dead.
- Unscrew the faceplate of the new socket, feed the cable into the mounting box through a rubber grommet and connect its cores to the faceplate terminals.
- Cut the cable and do the same at the existing socket.
How much does it cost to replace a plug socket?
Sockets & switches prices
|Electrical Job||Price Range|
|Sockets supply and fit||£50 – £70|
|Sockets replace||£30 – £50|
|Downlighters supply and fit||£40 – £60|
|Relocate switches||£50 – £80|