I'm no spark so if its anything more than changing a fitting I won't touch
I recently had the kitchen retiled. The previous owner was a diy-bodger and
has made my life miserable with jobs taking 2-3 time longer as I put right
what he put wrong.
He had originally tiled the kitchen and tiled around the sockets and
switches and then grouted the whole lot including the switches.
So with the new tiles comes new fittings. The wife wanted the flat plate
chrome type. No problem I made sure that all the back boxes were earthed and
took a earth from the box to the fitting.
However there was one un-switched spur beside a double socket that caused me
The spur was fitted with a 2 amp fuse and used to supply the extractor hood.
When the screws to the spur plate were removed there was no give in the
wiring so I could literally only pull it about 1" from the wall.
Once I disconnected it, I could see that on the feed side there were three
sets of mains cable (3 live, 3neutral) the third mains used to double socket
(must be a addition to the original installation) next to the spur. I knew
straight away that I was not going to be able to fit the new spur due to the
length of the cables not giving me any room to manoeuvre.
What I did and I'm just wanting to check that this was a legitimate thing to
do was to use a 15amp chocolate block to combine the mains cables together
(3 live into one and 3 neutral into another) I then got some ring mains
cable from homebase and used a few inches of this to connect the chocolate
blocks to the feed of the fused spur.
Is this ok?