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.
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.
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