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  1. Midwest
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    Doing a kitchen refurb' at the moment (for my son actually), which has a kitchen island unit, between the kitchen area & dining area. Its going to have one twin socket, mounted somewhere inside and some led tape lighting around the edge of the work top.

    The supplies come into the unit via conduit flushed into the flooring.

    He told me yesterday, that he wanted some slack left in these cables, so he come move the island unit slightly. We are talking of moving it a no more than few inches back and forth, for occasions like Xmas, so he can fit in more people in the dining area. Crazy idea I know, young people ehhh.

    Now I know some will bang on about sockets etc only being installed to the fixed fabric of a building, but it what its is :eek:

    I could just leave some slack on the supplies - 6242y cable - or fix them into JB's on the floor & continuing on in 3183y cable.

    Thoughts & views please
     
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    Copex?



    Or don't be a tight Dad and help him buy a larger house :D:D:D
     
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  3. Andy78
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    Fit a flush floor socket and have the island on a 13A plug top ?
     
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  4. Murdoch
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    Thats a great idea - then the island can be removed altogether if he wants.
     
  5. Midwest
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    Too late for the flush floor socket, flooring complete with covering. I'm not chopping up the floor at this stage, or I won't be getting my invite for Xmas diner! I have the lighting to consider as well.
     
  6. Midwest
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    I had designs on one of these a few years ago, dim and distant memory now :(

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    If you don't go Xmas he probably won't need to move it:(
     
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  8. SWD
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    Are you calling Midwest fat?


    :p:p:D:p
     
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  9. SWD
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    Tell your son you want a DNA test as his ideas are nuts and couldn't have come from your side ;o)))))
     
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    who big is the desert island could you not put in a pop up socket on the top of the work surface !
     
  11. SWD
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    The socket might be there to power the dishwasher and washing machine................ :eek:
     
  12. bigspark17
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    Leave a coil of flexible conduit below the plinth board, then continue up to your sockets/lights
     
  13. SWD
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    Its called Copex :D
     
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  14. Midwest
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    I mentioned I was seeking advice to him this morning, got a sideways look and he said he’s not considering moving said unit at all now. Spooky that.
     
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  15. SWD
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    Ahhh the old "leave it long enough and the issue will go away" :thumbsup:
     
  16. Midwest
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    I don't believe him though. Still there's more to worry about in life. If I wanted to be electrically PC, think I would gone along with Andy's suggestion, or terminated the two supplies in JB's in the plinth, and then continued on in some flex.

    Tis done now though. Thanks for your opinions all.
     
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  17. Pete999
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    The JB option sound the best option, kids never satisfied
     
  18. Dave OCD
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    Customers -and family eh ! Had to fit a dimmer on the way home today for a single LED downlight in an upstairs loo [switch external] . They said that the brightness 'woke them up too much' if a nocturnal p155 was required ! :D
     
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    I take one in the dark, wonder if that's why the bath mat is a bit, well you know coloured
     
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  20. Midwest
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    He's chuffed with the lights, looks like a frigging disco to me, but I am strangely drawn to its hypnotic flamboyance. o_O
     
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