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4 gang wall sockets - do they exist?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Vorix, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Vorix

    Vorix Member

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    I've been searching the web to no avail.

    Is it possible to get a 4 gang switched wall socket to replace a current 2 gang one? I've found a triple but thought that I may as well go to 4 if they are available.

    I want to use a couple of Homeplugs but am aware that they don't recommend using them with trailing sockets. If I dedicate 1 socket to the plug then that means having everything else hanging off the one remaining socket!
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    Is it ok to shorten the cable on a 4 gang trailing socket or do they have to have a fixed amount of cable on them?

    The one I have has about a metre of cabling on it and I would like to shorten it a bit to make things look a bit neater?
  4. Vorix

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    couldnt tell yer m8

    i saw your post and thought if anyone sells them then screwfix does and took a gander on your behalf
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    Gillw, you can shorten the flex if you know how to rewire a plug, or in side the 4way block. There is no limit on shortness. It is more to do with coiling wire up like in a cable reel.

    Beaker
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    Have you considered just putting another 2 gang next to your existing 2 gang
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    Plugs straight on to existing single or twin socket
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    This is all true but if you have the knowledge wire the block keeping the moulded plug, this is for the safety of others.
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    Thank You.


    Merry Christmas to you all.:)
  11. Vorix

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    Bought a 4 gang and a 3 gang block from Screwfix and just wired them in to the existing 2 gang box in the wall. They are cleverly designed so that the screw holes match. One thing to note is that they sit quite a lot more proud of the wall than the old socket.

    I also bought the Homeplugs and these are working perfectly in the new sockets.

    Thanks to all for your help.
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    great, i didnt know these existed either. In my new house theres only one outlet in the three bedrooms so these will be ideal for me

    thanks!!!

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