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#277169 29-Sep-2020 23:43
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I need to add a second socket in the laundry




I have a fair bit of the gib board off so I thought I would try work out where to put the spur so I can run the wires in there ready for the electrician then close up




Theres only one socket.  I thought it would be easy.  I would drop a spur down from it next to where I am putting the machines




However the socket has 3 wires in it already so I assume one is a spur.  It dives off under the concrete floor. I dont know where




What I think are the 2 wires for the circuit both come from/ return to the floor above and I want the new socket lower than the existing




The house was built in 1994.  In the consumer unit there are at least 8 circuits marked simply power




Do you/we have ring mains or ring circuits in NZ or are they all radial?  I know you can spur from a ring main but that you cant spur from an existing spur in a ring main but I think you can spur form a spur on a radial circuit. 




If its radial I think we can tap into the existing spur wire using a new socket put into the existing spur wire and it wont matter if there is one or more spurs further down the line.  If the circuit is a ring circuit I cant do that




Any ideas?

















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  #2576255 30-Sep-2020 07:30
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Get a sparky in to do the work. Most won't be happy to sign off work done by others, especially if that work is hidden behind gib.

We are radial in NZ.

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  #2576263 30-Sep-2020 07:56
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We use radial circuit in NZ.


You can run the wiring yourself, but....your electrician cannot issue a COC for homeowner work, only an Electrical Inspector can.


Easiest solution is to get your electrician to do all the work.



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