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  1. dean.diy
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    dean.diy Regular EF Member

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    Morning to the Forum. Been asked to reposition double socket around
    the corner but there's less room.Is there any convention against
    fitting two new s/o one above other, apart from looking odd.
    Replies appreciated. Dean.
     
  2. loop3
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    loop3 Guest

    I've done it. Had in between 450 and 1200. With ample space for the leads.
     
  3. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    as long as the appliance flexes aren't stressed, nothing wrong with it.
     
  4. Engineer54
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    None to my knowledge. Just make sure that any plug top leads from the top socket outlet doesn't interfere with the workings of the socket outlet below. We have several area's on this project where we will be installing multiple socket outlet's one above the other, although these will be mounted within vertical post trunking....
     
  5. dean.diy
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    thanks, gents for taking time to reply. Dean.
     
  6. KevinS
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    KevinS Electrician's Arms

    Quite often do it nowadays, especially behind where the tv goes, usually fit 3 doubles because of the amount of things that need plugging in, tv, sky, DVD, phone, router, playstation.
     
  7. SPARTYKUS
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    Probably best to leave a space betwixt each one. Ive done it & when somethings plugged in the lower one i can't easily plug something in the top one without the flex being all....cronky
     
  8. GLENNSPARK
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    GLENNSPARK Electrician's Arms

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    cables n all Tel....could get 32A pulled here....on a short section of the ring (in theory)...
     
  9. HandySparks
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    So?

    Unless it's right next to the board, producing an unbalanced ring, no problem. This sort of arrangement is mostly needed where you have a large number of small loads, eg behing TV, as KevinS says.
     
  10. SYKRAPS
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    Standard in power poles and bollards
     
  11. GLENNSPARK
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    in theory...as glennsparks says!!
     
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