How do you wire a loft plug?

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Quote from Youtube video: The green and the brass cable or the ground cable go together and then white and silver because those are closest matching.

How do I add sockets to my ring main?

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How do you remove a spur from a socket?

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Can you put an electrical outlet in an attic?

For attics and underfloor spaces, utility rooms, and basements, at least one lighting outlet containing a switch or controlled by a wall switch shall be installed where these spaces are used for storage or contain equipment requiring servicing.

How do I run wires in my attic?

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Can I add sockets myself?

As long as the job isn’t within a ‘special location’ such as a bathroom or outdoors, you’re also allowed to install additional new light fittings, switches, sockets and even add a single fused spur to an existing circuit (a ‘spur’ is a new cable and socket run as a branch from an existing socket on the ring main).

How many sockets can you spur off a ring main?

You can have one unfused spur per socket-outlet on a ring main or one fused spur per socket-outlet, you can have as many sockets as you like off of a fused spur.

How do you tell if a socket is on a ring main?

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Quote from Youtube video: Unit we normally take the neutral from one leg of the ring. And connect it to the line conductor on the other leg. So here you can see we've got the neutral from one leg of the ring.

Is it safe to use extension cord in attic?

DON’T use extension cords to connect wires in the attic or above suspended ceilings/ANYWHERE. These are just accidents waiting to happen. A common violation is found in the installation of ceiling-mounted electrical equipment like projectors in training and meeting rooms (as in the following photo).

Are electrical junction boxes allowed in attic?

Yes, junction boxes in attics, suspended ceilings and crawl spaces are legal. Basically, the rule is that ALL wire connections must be accessible. In other words, you can’t cut a hole in a wall or ceiling and bury a junction box by covering it with drywall, paneling, tile, or whatever.

Can I draw power from a wall outlet to add a light and light switch?

Adding an electrical outlet next to an existing light switch is easy, as long as there is a neutral wire in the box.

  • Step 1: Turn the power supply off to the light switch at the main electrical panel.
  • Step 2: Remove the switch plate and unscrew the switch from the outlet box.
  • Step 3: Pull the switch out from the box.

Can you run wires over joists?

The best way to run wires along ceiling joists is to use a running board, spacing the wires evenly with electrical staples. This is for running wires in the direction of the joists or perpendicular to them. If there is no space, you can bore holes in very specific places to run wires through.

Can you run electrical wire through insulation?

Yes, you can. RetroFoam insulation is both soft and pliable. Its composition makes it very easy to fish electrical wiring through the injection foam insulation.

Can you run wire through rafters?

Yes, you can run cable through bored holes in the joists if that’s what you prefer.

Should cables be clipped in loft?

Power cables such as sockets and showers should be fixed above the insulation and derated apropriately for the temperature likely to be encountered. The general rule is to clip it if someone may trip over it.

Can you drill through ceiling joists for electrical?

You can safely drill joists for electrical and plumbing runs without weakening the joists, if you follow the rules. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine.

How do you pull wire through joists?

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Where do you drill joists for electrical wires?

You can drill the holes anywhere along the length of the joist (first photo). If you have manufactured I-joists, you can drill holes up to 1-1/2 in. diameter almost anywhere in the web area (the area between the flanges).

How far from end of joist can you drill?

No holes closer than 2 inches to the top or bottom edge. No holes closer than 2 inches to any other hole or notch. No notches in the middle 1/3 of the joist, but holes are permitted here.