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Old 03-06-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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can a feed for a light be taken from a socket??
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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That depends. Where is the receptacle and what else is on that circuit? is the receptacle switched or does it have constant power?
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constant power the soket is in the kitchen over the counter the lights are going to be under the press
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:28 PM   #4
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The small appliance countertop circuits cannot be used for lighting.
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there is 4 sockets on the circuit with a 20amp mcb why will this not do
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william11 there is 4 sockets on the circuit with a 20amp mcb why will this not do
because the National Electrical Code (which is used in almost the entire country) does not allow lights to be fed from the circuits that provide power for the counters in a kitchen.
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but it can be done the light will only be on for about a half an hour every day.
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it doesn't make any difference. It just is not allowed to be wired like that.
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i have the wire in so sorry its gonna have to do now was just wondering do i a spur because im going from 2.5 to 1.5
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Use a portable light fixture that can be hung on the wall (the fixture has a cord and plug).
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i have the wire in so sorry its gonna have to do now was just wondering do i a spur because im going from 2.5 to 1.5
Another I don't like the answer I got so I will ignore it and install something not to code. Would you take the same approach about brain surgery?

What is 2.5 and 1.5?
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Another I don't like the answer I got so I will ignore it and install something not to code. Would you take the same approach about brain surgery?

What is 2.5 and 1.5?
he's not in the US.

notice the term "spur" and the 1.5 and 2.5 are wire sizes.



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The term MCB and spur tells me you are not in USA. You must be in UK. The rules over there are completely different. You might be fine. Maybe someone with UK experience will come by and give a yes or no.
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im in ireland guys 2.5 and 1,5 square cable.sorry its just the wire is in already
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Most of the advise given here is based on the US codes.

Without your location filled in it is hard to know what applies to your situation.

I apologize for sounding harsh. Many professionals here try very hard to give accurate advise to ensure someone knows how to do things safely.
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