Spur Socket to Loft

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by SonicDIY, Apr 1, 2024.

  1. Coloumb

    Coloumb Screwfix Select

    Twisting things? Thats the best yet. You can read this for your self in your own copy of 7671.

    559 LUMINAIRES AND LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS
    559.1 Scope
    This section applies to the selection and erection of luminaires and lighting installations intended to be part of the fixed installation.

    It has 0.0% of anything to do with the fixed wiring.
     
  2. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    Just don't understand, if he is such a busy electrciuan, out doing his job, EICRs and all that, how he can spend so much day time on this forum...unless he's an apprentice. They seem to spend all day on their phones instead of working..
     
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  3. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    Very true.
     
  4. Wellwisher

    Wellwisher Well-Known Member

    What a load of made up twaddle. Plugs were fitted with fuses purely because of our decision to fuse our power circuits at 30 A, way to high to protect the average appliance cable. The fuse was and still is to protect the appliance cable after the plug not the appliance (which should be internally protected). Now if this appliance developed a fault it’s internal protection (possibly a 1A fuse or less in an aerial amp) would shut it down long before it could draw 18A.
     
  5. SonicDIY

    SonicDIY Member

    Wow this thread got crazy the past day or so lol!

    So I found the multimeter & set it to continuity test mode. I removed all wires from socket I want to spur from (power of a consumer unit of course).

    I did the test between the 2 nuterals (blacks) got a beep, also did between the 2 lives (red) got a bed and also did between the earths and got a beep. So I assume it's ok to say this is a ring final socket and can be spured of ok?
     
  6. Ind spark

    Ind spark Screwfix Select

    Yes look what you caused lol.

    And yes seems like the socket is part of the ring.

    Edit...did anyone say you could put the socket on the lighting circuit...hehehehe...quick run :D
     
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  7. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    Wooden spoon circling in brown smelly stuff emoji lol
     
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  8. Wellwisher

    Wellwisher Well-Known Member

    Yeah, someone did. They made a silly suggestion.
     
  9. Tuxmark2

    Tuxmark2 Screwfix Select

    You are replying to someone who has complied reports after such instances, so you really are wasting your time, I just see you as a provocative element of this forum who has no other purpose than to try to project your obstinate manner into it in the hope of causing problems and make this forum as hostile as possible.
     
  10. Ind spark

    Ind spark Screwfix Select

    Silly how?
     
  11. Tuxmark2

    Tuxmark2 Screwfix Select

    Seems like you have a complete ring final so you can add a spur.

    Just wait till someone says you cant ...5...4...3....
     
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  12. SonicDIY

    SonicDIY Member

    Got everything installed last night and all is working 100% appreciate the help and input. Couldn't of done it with the knowledge of you fellas. Thanks again.
     
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  13. Tuxmark2

    Tuxmark2 Screwfix Select

    Pleased its all sorted for you, thank you for getting back :)
     
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  14. Coloumb

    Coloumb Screwfix Select

    I've had a quick look back through this thread but it's not clear to me where you took the spur from. If it's from the lighting cct. presumably that's the non-rcd side of the CU - so you need RCD protection for the socket and any new wiring.
     
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  15. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    Just run socket off lighting circuit label it up if you want saying max 6amp
     
  16. Wellwisher

    Wellwisher Well-Known Member

    Never do that, it is bad practice.
     
  17. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    Yeah OK
     
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  18. SonicDIY

    SonicDIY Member

    The thread got a bit crazy but to clear things up I did my original plan, which was to take the spur from a socket upstairs to the loft.
     
  19. Wellwisher

    Wellwisher Well-Known Member

    Well done.
     
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