I'm looking for single to double socket adapters like the white ABS ones you
get at B&Q/Screwfix/TLC, but *not* in white plastic. Does anyone know if
such things are available in stainless or nickle plate finishes or anything
but white ABS?
Perhaps my explanation isn't clear. The posting asked the question whether
the plastic adapter boxes which allow a dual socket plate to be attached to
a single back box are available in anything other than white plastic.
My answer refers to the adapter box, and most certainly NOT to the socket
i.e. you buy your brass, chrome, nickel etc. socket plate as normal (such
plates must be earthed to protect from the sort of fault you describe), and
just paint the exposed four sides of the adapter box to match the finish on
the item you've bought.
As some metallic paints *may* conduct, you'd avoid painting the INSIDE of
the plastic box as you'd then have the difficulty of earthing it (as if it
were a metal surface mount box) in case live came adrift and touched the
inside of the box rather than front plate.
Hope this clarifies.
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