help with extension leads

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by arsenalboy, May 7, 2006.

  1. arsenalboy

    arsenalboy Member

    I have just laid a new floor in my son's bedroom. Laminate on floorboards and it isn't coming up even though my son has now decided to reorganize the layout and his computer set up will be against a wall with no power plugs!! It is a large room as is victorian house. Nearest socket is 5m away. I want to get a surge protector that will take 6 or 8 sockets but they don't come with 5m of cable, well not that I can find anyway. My question is if I run an extension lead and plug the surge protector into that and then the 6 or so plugs into that, is that ok?
    One is always told not to run many items off an extension lead, but a surge protector is an extension? and will take 8 items. I know it is not the ideal set up but presumably no issues? I just don't like the thought of one extension lead into another.
     
  2. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Whip up the floor mate, and sort out the electrics properly.
     
  3. bob22

    bob22 New Member

    Is your socket on the same wall as the computer? If so, why don't you get a spark in to wire a new one at the computer. Normally a victorian house has wide skirtings with the sockets fitted in them, sometimes there's a space to fish behind them. If there is, spur a new socket.
    If it's a partition wall, check and see if the room behind has a socket roughly back to back with the computer and take it from there.
     
  4. X

    X New Member

  5. Robin Goodfellow

    Robin Goodfellow New Member

    Hey, this guy just wants to know if he can have two x leads for his pc. What's with the whip up the new floor?

    Norm
     
  6. STGO

    STGO New Member

    so long as you have the surge protection, and no-one can trip over the wires, no problem. good luck mate, hope your boy can surf porn in piece now!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. X

    X New Member

    The cables may even of droped from above ....
     
  8. STGO

    STGO New Member

    that should read peace, oops i is so stoopids
     
  9. STGO

    STGO New Member

    The cables may even of droped from above ....

    que?
     
  10. STGO

    STGO New Member

    The cables may even of droped from above ....

    que?

    love your work by the way pengzee
     
  11. X

    X New Member

    love your work by the way pengzee

    Its gota certain charm
     
  12. andyspark

    andyspark Active Member

    JP Can you not read. He said the floors not coming up. So the floors not coming up!
    bob22 Can you not read. He said there is no socket on that wall. So there is no socket on that wall!

    Get the 5M extension my friend. The surge protection is neither here nor there. As long as its fused properly there are no problems. CPC do 5M ones as well. Try their site. cpc.com I think.
     
  13. gaz58

    gaz58 New Member

    "JP Can you not read. He said the floors not coming up. So the floors not coming up!"

    strip the lot out and start again.

    rip the lot out with a wrecking bar

    Whip all the cabling out

    Whip out the old

    Whip up the floor mate


    Getting worried about JP and all those whips
     
  14. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    JP Can you not read. He said the floors not coming
    up. So the floors not coming up!
    bob22 Can you not read. He said there is no socket on
    that wall. So there is no socket on that wall!

    Get the 5M extension my friend. The surge protection
    is neither here nor there. As long as its fused
    properly there are no problems. CPC do 5M ones as
    well. Try their site. cpc.com I think.

    Ok, ok, no need to get aerated pal. Just giving advice, thats all.
     
  15. X

    X New Member

    Curates egg
     
  16. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Get the 5M extension my friend. The surge protection is neither here nor there. As long as its fused properly there are no problems. CPC do 5M ones as well. Try their site. cpc.com I think

    The surge protection is here and it is there. There has been many a tower and associated peripherals wiped out by a voltage surge, and all due to a standard non surge power pick up input.
     
  17. Robin Goodfellow

    Robin Goodfellow New Member

    JP Can you not read. He said the floors not coming
    up. So the floors not coming up!
    bob22 Can you not read. He said there is no socket on
    that wall. So there is no socket on that wall!


    Well said fella!

    Norm
     
  18. sparksmate

    sparksmate New Member

    Anyone know where you can get those extension leads where turning off the PC switches off the peripherals.
     
  19. plastic bertrand

    plastic bertrand Active Member

    JP Can you not read. He said the floors not coming
    up. So the floors not coming up!
    bob22 Can you not read. He said there is no socket on
    that wall. So there is no socket on that wall!

    Get the 5M extension my friend. The surge protection
    is neither here nor there. As long as its fused
    properly there are no problems. CPC do 5M ones as
    well. Try their site. cpc.com I think.

    You're in a right strop today, what's the matter is your wife shagging the neighbour, miserable tw@.
     
  20. arsenalboy

    arsenalboy Member

    Thanks for all the replies and special thanks to Andyspark to Bob22 and to Pengu.
    Thanks to Andyspark for sorting everybody out, let me explain. If the floor just had a carpet nothing would give me greater satisfaction in pulling it back, taking up a few boards and doing the job properly. I am not lazy and would not insult your intelligence, although it seemed some of the guys on here wanted to insult mine!
    The floor is old victorian pine and slightly sagging, therefore I had to carefully lay a ply subfloor with different thicknesses in places. Then the laminate floor went down, you know one of those floors where each piece locks together only it didn't seem to be straight forward. It was a large room and the whole thing took a couple of days. To take half of it back up would have been soul destroying and yes wouldn't it have been great if I had known about the electrics before I started.
    Thanks to Pengu for the link for the surge protector but special thanks to Bob22 for the suggestion of checking to see if a socket on other side of wall. Yes there was and the wall is only lath and plaster!
    Okay, another question for you to answer. Why is an extension lead considered such bad practice? My additional socket will be a spur. What is the difference between a spur and an extension lead apart from one is temporary and one is permanent. Granted you can't trip over a spur but one is always led to believe that an extension lead is electrically not as safe as a socket?
     

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