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Old 19th Nov 2017, 3:58 pm   #21
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Default Re: Sockets on a roll

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I have often seen a socket mounted upside-down on the skirting board
That counts as genius!
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 9:48 pm   #22
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A quick Google suggests that the problem isn't the orientation, but the installation height. It was common in old houses, along with the other horrors of early electrical installations, but I doubt you'd get a professional electrician to do that nowadays.
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Question Re: Sockets on a roll

Ah, yes: 'installation' height: the distance between the floor and where the socket is mounted on the wall. ISTR that that requirement largely came about because of the risk of some houses getting flooded.
Can anyone here confirm that?

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