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Topic Title: Socket box earthing
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Created On: 26 September 2017 11:12 AM
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Baldyhugh

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Joined: 01 June 2007

Morning all.

This old chestnut again. Guidance note 1 states that if a flush metal box has at least one fixed lug then a lead from the socket to the back box is not required as it is adequately earthed by the fixing screws. I have gone by this in the past but have decided for my own peace of mind to now fit an earth lead to the back box regardless.
I personally don't like putting more than two cables in a termination as I find that they aren't caught equally by the screw. As most modern socket outlets have two earth terminals, I plan to put the two earths of the ring into one terminal and the earth lead to the back box in the other. I know that this might seem quite an obvious question to some but have seen others where the three earths were in the one terminal. Is there a requirement that they must be in the one terminal or is my plan of the ring earths in one and the fly lead In the other acceptable?

Peter
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