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Discuss Socket above sink, tiny room, nowhere else to put it. in the Electrical Wiring, Theories and Regulations area at ElectrciansForums.co.uk.

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  1. electricshock
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    Basically a tiny room as wide as the sink has a sink fitted and a socket above it.

    There is not enough space to move it anywhere else, what should be done.

    Its for an industrial EICR
     
  2. telectrix
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    code C2, IMO or blank it off.
     
  3. electricshock
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    so there is noway i can pass it by leaving it there. This is there kitchen. They plug kettle in. What if it was moved higher up. How high would i need to move it to pass the EICR
     
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    get them to plug it in the next room. IMO as it is they could have the kettle plugged in while filling it. it could be dropped in the sink full of water. get rid.
     
  5. Mark_Burgess
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    Leave it where is, advise a sign gets put up stating not to use sink and socket at same time, its in a factory, they can be trained instructed persons, or swap it for a MK masterseal one.
     
  6. Archy Styrigg
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    ...or maybe replace it with an RCD socket?
     
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    if the socket is above the sink, where does the kettle sit when it's plugged in? on the taps?
     
  8. Archy Styrigg
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    I was wondering that, must have a drainer bit on it.
    Just noticed it's EICR, like Tel, give it a C2 and let them sort it out with the other 2 or 3 pages of problems.
     
  9. electricshock
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    its a kitchen sink, so you have the side to pput your wet plates to dry. thats where it sits
     
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    with wet plates dripping on the base if it's cordless. i stand by my original post code 2. unsatisfactory.
     
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  11. electricshock
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    im more concerned with what i can do to make it safe and leaving a socket there for them to use. If i change it to rcd socket, would that be a pass
     
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    blank it. get them to plug in elsewhere.
     
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  13. needasparks
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    this would not stop it getting dropped in sink though, poor design really so as others have said, next room would be best. In saying that I bet your suggestion won't go down well so best to just explain the regulation and give them the problem to decide whats best, that way its them telling you to move it not the other way round rather than you looking the bad guy.
     
  14. Archy Styrigg
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    I assume it's your name going on the certs.
    You're obviously in doubt & it'll be worrying you.
    Do as Tel says and relax!
     
  15. electricshock
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    yes, you guys are right. il just blank it and say you cant have it here. Plug it in the next room. itll make it easy for me.
     
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