Re: Iffy wiring - should I worry?



Actually, that's a rather bad thing to do as solder creeps under presure, so the contact pressure drops and you get a bad connection. The right thing to do is to use a bootlace ferrule (which should be crimped on, but you can solder that on instead if it's a tight fit on the conductors).
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**Living Design** put in a kitchen for my Dad. They wired in an extra socket for the washing machine directly under the sink waste pipe. Guess what happened when the washing machine broke down and the waste got blocked? They also wired in a socket on another wall. At this time I am re-wiring and flushing in all accessories including all the kitchen which is brick wall and concrete floor and uncovered how they connected it up. There is a chocolate block (5A even) behind one of the [then] existing sockets, plastered into the wall (no mechanical protection) and they have spurred to the w/m socket then spurred again to the additional socket on the other wall.
3 wall cupboards, 1 sink unit /cupboard, 1cooker hood cupboard, 1 standard width and 1 narrow under counter cupboard, no appliances, no tiling, cheap as hell surface sockets, cooker hood unvented to outside,
For this small kitchen he was charged 3.5G!!!!!
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