Is it permissable/advisable to connect an electric towel bar using a
fused spur, connected to a spur? That's what our electrician intends to
do, and it doesn't sound right to me (I'm hoping he's right, and I'm wrong.)
Don't know what the wiring regs say about it at the end of the day adding s
ay another double socket to an existing one on a spur is no different than
plugging in a four socket extension lead into a socket. I suppose if you fe
ed your spur off a FCU then you can control the maximum current drawn by wh
atever you plug in by what type of fuse you put in the FCU making sure it i
s below the rated maximum for the cable.
I have seen it done, in our first house a 1975 build there was a spur in a
studded wall that ended with a faceplate in the the two bedooms either side
and it was simply spurred off a socket on the landing and it was the origi
nal wiring done by the builders.
Probably done after first fit before the house had exchanged contracts.
prospective purchaser asked for extra sockets and it could have
been any of the site workers who did it, and not necessarily a
For a general purpose socket spur, then yes but only if both sockets are
protected by the fused spur.
With a specific known load - like a towel rail fed from a flex outlet,
then it might also be acceptable from an unfused spur if you can show
that there is not possibility of overload.
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