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  1. Erichsonb
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    Erichsonb EF Member

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    I've just removed an old fused electrical heater fitted in the middle of the ring circuit and am now left with the hole and wiring (see pic). Ideally I want to just cover this up with a bit off plasterboard so it looks like nothing was ever there. Is it OK to do this or is this deemed unsafe? I could always turn it into a socket but there is one quite near it already so it might look a bit odd.

    Would be really grateful for any replies.

    Thanks

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  2. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    Fit a blanking plate, I'd will indicate that's there is cabling nearby.
     
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  3. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    No block connectors shouldn't be used like that, they don't provide a maintenance free connection.
    Your idea of making it a socket is a better way.
     
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  4. Pete999
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    You can't cover it up as is you need to use maintenance free connectors, even so turn it into a socket outlet, makes sense no big deal.
     
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  5. Erichsonb
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    Yeah I guess I was hoping not to have to do this if possible because its right in the middle of the room and so will not look great. As I say, if it's not safe just to cover it with plasterboard, I guess I'll have to make it a socket...
     
  6. Specialist
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    Go to an Electrical wholesaler and buy an Ashley 803 or similar maintenance free junction box, that will fit through the hole. Then as Lanky said, fit a blanking plate over the hole.
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    If you fit a blank plate the earths will need connecting to the metal back box.
     
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  8. rsgaz
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    It's not a plasterboard wall though? The 140mm long J803 wont fit in a single gang box!
     
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  9. Pete999
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    Put stuffin Socket on the there end of , Crikey talk about making a mountain out of a Molehill
     
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  10. buzzlightyear
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    planking plate is the way to go or s/socket .
     
  11. LankyWill
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    If he uses the blank plate method there's no need for maintenance free connectors. That said I'd opt for wago or thru crimps.
     
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  12. rsgaz
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    Indeed!!
     
  13. ChrisElectrical88
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    Put a 45A DP switch with neon on the end of it. Job done.
     
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  14. Pete999
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    You what?
     
  15. ChrisElectrical88
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    I'm just putting a completely unreasonable option out there.
     
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