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    Default Installing unswitched plug sockets

    Can we still legally install these or do we need an electrician?
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    If your replacing old for new it used to be legal to do it yourself as of part p 2005 regs.
    Might have changed tho.
    If in doubt get a spark
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    ok thanks grant.
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    as far as i know you can

    Replace light bulbs or plug fuses
    Replace a simple light fitting
    Replace an existing socket or light switch like for like
    Make repairs to loose wirings in switches, light fittings, or plugs
    Replace a hard-wired smoke detector
    Fit a replacement door bell
    Replace dimmer modules
    Replace light switches
    Replace sockets
    Replace spotlight transformers
    Connect or disconnect appliances
    Re-position sockets (as long as it doesn’t involve a running new circuit or wiring)
    Install new or replacement extractor fans (like for like)
    Replace like-for-like electric radiators
    Replace like-for-like towel radiators
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    ok, thanks Phil, thats pretty comprehensive!
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    There is one circumstance where I have found a switched mains plug to be useful.

    I have a powerful amp to drive my subs. The inbuilt on/off switch seems to make hard work of the turning off process. It is recessed and difficult to access for a clean turn off and I can definitely hear sparking inside the switch. So the on/off duties are left to the mains socket
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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpy View Post
    There is one circumstance where I have found a switched mains plug to be useful.

    I have a powerful amp to drive my subs. The inbuilt on/off switch seems to make hard work of the turning off process. It is recessed and difficult to access for a clean turn off and I can definitely hear sparking inside the switch. So the on/off duties are left to the mains socket
    Agree. Also many power amps have their on/off switches on the rear!!
    And where do most of us put the heaviest item on our stand or rack?????
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    Get a soft start power conditioner with a button on the front.
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