Is it safe to change a single socket to a double?
Then, 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.
Subsequently, question is, can I change a spur to a socket? There is no problem removing 13amp fused spurs and replacing with socket outlets. You just need to ensure that those circuits (fuses/mcb's) are backed up by a 30ma RCD as they will now be used to supply mobile equipment rather than fixed.
Consequently, 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.
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|