Adding an extra 2 gang socket...

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by whitedogpoo, Jul 14, 2018.

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  1. whitedogpoo

    whitedogpoo New Member

    Hi, can anyone help me out here?... I want to add a second 2 gang socket in my garage (see attached pic).

    Currently there is only one 2 gang in there. The garage is on a separate fuse on the RCD unit. The existing socket has already been spurred off to supply power to a fused light switch which is connected to an outside security light. Can I spur off the existing socket to add another, whilst still keeping the light connected? The existing socket has our boiler permanently plugged into it, whilst the new socket will have garage roller doors permanently plugged in.

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    Thanks :)
     
  2. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    If the existing socket is on a radial circuit with a 16 or 20amp circuit breaker yes you can.
     
  3. John Southcombe

    John Southcombe New Member

    Does the reg of only 1 socket or FCU spur per socket apply here?

    P.S. Asking the question to be told as I'm not sure, for my own interest.
     
  4. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    If it's a radial circuit spurs don't come into it John, spurs are only applicable to ring final circuits.
     
  5. whitedogpoo

    whitedogpoo New Member

    Mine's a radial circuit on a 16amp circuit breaker - so looks like I'm good to go! Cheers.
     
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