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Default Radial-main, Ring-main or Spur?

I have a socket at the top of my stairs which only has one cable into it.
How do I find out if this is a spur off a ring main or if its the last
socket on a radial main?
The house is about 30 years old and a straight forward 3 bed semi on an
estate.
Is there anyway of finding out without having to lift the boards?



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Switch off the ring main at the Consumer Unit and see if the socket
still works.

Cheers

Richard

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Switch off the ring main at the Consumer Unit and see if the socket
still works.

Cheers

Richard


How will that help?

If its a spur off the ring (which is off) it will be off
If its the last on the ring it will be off


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Good point, sorry misunderstood question! more sleep less
DIY............

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"Rob Convery" writes:
wrote in message
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Switch off the ring main at the Consumer Unit and see if the socket
still works.


How will that help?

If its a spur off the ring (which is off) it will be off
If its the last on the ring it will be off


If it was last on the ring circuit, it would have two cables
into it, which it apparently doesn't.

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"Andrew Gabriel" andrew@a17 wrote in message
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In article ,
"Rob Convery" writes:
wrote in message
oups.com...
Switch off the ring main at the Consumer Unit and see if the socket
still works.


How will that help?

If its a spur off the ring (which is off) it will be off
If its the last on the ring it will be off


If it was last on the ring circuit, it would have two cables
into it, which it apparently doesn't.

--
Andrew Gabriel


Sorry my typo I mean last on a radial ring


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Sorry my typo I mean last on a radial ring

Radial ring - sounds like a contradiction in terms even to a newbie like me!

Phil


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Sorry my typo I mean last on a radial ring


Radial ring - sounds like a contradiction in terms even to a newbie like
me!

Phil


OK brain is not quite working at the moment Spent too much time workin on
getting my kitchen in


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