I have just had some new sockets inserted into my ring-main - or rather not. The decorator who did it turns out to have made a bit of a hash of it. The problem is that at one end the join to the old ring can be made in the outlet socket - no problem. Because of the way the old cable was removed though the new join has to happen in the middle of nowhere. To compound matters the old cable is pyro, so needs special connectors etc.
I'm getting an electrician to sort it, but want to get an idea of what to tell him and what to expect. Is the following correct:
I can join the cables in a junction box This junction box can be recessed into the wall and plastered over AS LONG AS the cables are soldered or crimped together If they are only screwed into terminals, they must be accessible
How big a job would it be for someone to chisel out space for a junction box and make the above joint, then presumably test the ring for continuity etc. Ring mains seem deadly - they still work if they are split, but you're fuse is twice what it should be. I wouldn't know anything was wrong unless I'd happened to notice an unusual wire...