Spur socket advice please

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Martin T, Nov 3, 2021.

  1. Martin T

    Martin T Member

    I have a double socket in a kitchen cupboard that powers a hob and pull up power outlet on my island.

    As you will see there are two wires from the back. Am I ok to spur off this as I would like to install a socket at the other end of the kitchen island.

    If yes, can you get three wires to grip in the back of the socket or am I better putting the existing wires in a junction box and taking one feed from this to power the existing socket and another for the new socket?

    TIA
     

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  2. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    Yes, what you're suggesting is ok although you should ascertain that this is a ring circuit and that what you're seeing isn't already a spur.
     
  3. Martin T

    Martin T Member

    Ah....any advice on how I would do that? Cheers.

    I was thinking that as there are two wires coming out then the chances of it being a spur are not likely. But clearly whilst a competent DIYr, not an electrician.
     
  4. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    You're probably correct but it's just possible that it is a spur feeding another spur!
     
  5. Martin T

    Martin T Member

    Is there a way to check for sure?

    Also would it be ok to try and get the three wires in the back of the existing socket or go junction box route?

    Thanks
     
  6. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    At your consumer unit or fusebox ,what amperage is the circuit breaker or fuse that protects the circuit that this socket is on ?
     
  7. Martin T

    Martin T Member

    The house was totally rewired 3 years ago so there is a bank of these. All 30amp I assume.
     

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  8. Jimbo

    Jimbo Screwfix Select

    After isolating the circuit, remove the socket then use a multimeter to confirm continuity between the two brown wires.
     
  9. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    32 amp actually,and highly likely to be ring final circuits. Nevertheless you should test the donor socket is part of the ring with a test instrument. If it is, you can take a spur from it directly with a third cable.
     
  10. Martin T

    Martin T Member

    Perfect thank you all. I'll do as suggested.
     

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