Looking at the Kitchen wiring in my 60's Semi, I think its been put together
The Cooker cable seems ok and sits alone from a big cooker isolation switch
going back to the consumer unit.
But the 13A twin sockets appear to be supplied by a single cable rather than
2 suggesting there is not a ring circuit in the kitchen
As the consumer unit only has 1 ring, 1 cooker and 2 light circuits for the
I can only assume the sockets in the Kitchen are spurred off the ring
Now, the socket at the worktop was fizzing, I took it off to find the
bakerlight type plastic had melted
with obvious signs of blackness near the LIVE cable, (this explains the
As we had not used this since moving in recently, its not apparent if this
socket was subjected to high loads in its life (Iron perhaps)
The socket by the Dishwasher/Washing machine also had a dodgy switch, so I
removed that socket and
found similar smouldered plastic.
I guess a re-wire of a Ring main is needed PDQ,
but for now, could I add a cable to the end of the run and return this to
the consumer unit (after finding the start of the spur and return than to
the unit too) thereby making a new ring with a new 30A trip on the RCD side
of the consumer unit. ?
thanks in advance