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  1. Nas
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    Nas EF Member

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    London
    Hello,

    I am new to this forum- is my first time posting so I'd like say hi to everyone.

    Im stuck with extending an outdoor socket, so I need help please.

    I currently have working duo ( socket and switch) outside my home. I want to extend it to a ne2 oitdoor socket few metres away
    I ha e fitted the new socket but everytime i try and wire it, it blows the fuse off.

    So just to be clear, I'd like to connect the new socket to the switch on the working socket.
    How do I wire it? What coolor wire goes where?

    Any help is welcome.

    Nash
     
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  2. Matthewd29
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    Matthewd29 Regular EF Member

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    Can you put up some pics of what you have already done?
     
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  3. Anthony Norman
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    Anthony Norman If it ain't broke don't fix it

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    Middlesbrough
    Get an electrician
     
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  4. Charlie_
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    Charlie_ Electrician's Arms

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    Pictures first though, I’m sure we can help you
     
  5. Nas
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    Nas EF Member

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    London
    Hi Mathew,

    Will do tomorrow.

    Thanks
     
  6. Nas
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    Nas EF Member

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  7. Nas
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    Nas EF Member

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    London
    Hi,

    The photos 1 and 2 are of the existing working socket.
    3 and 4 are of the new socket- not connected / non workig.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks in advance.

    Nash
     
  8. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

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    That isn't looking great Nas and it would be inappropriate to give advice to resolve your problem. The best course of action is to employ an electrician.
     
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  9. Nas
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    Nas EF Member

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    Hi. Thanks for your reply. Do you mind telling what foes not look nice? Is it the hanging/not connected wires on the working socket?
     
  10. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

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    Cables are not glanded. Cables not fixed and prone to mechanical and solar damage. Conductors cut too short resulting in the use of unfixed block connectors. Unsleeved cpcs etc....
     
  11. Charlie_
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  12. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    it's a complete cock-up. call an electrician or your local undertaker..
     
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