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    Normal sockets on the floor?

    Normal Crabtree switch sockets outlets flushed into a carpeted floor. Can't see a reason to not allow it in terms of regs, or did I miss that page

    Don't like it and I know there are pop ups available but this is an existing installation which I'm adding to.

    They are under a table which they say will never be moved?

    Compliant?

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    Hi

    I am new to this forum and look forward to being actively involved.

    Reading you post and if I am understanding your post the socket outlet is the same as the socket outlet that you would find on the wall, if this is the case I would not compliance this installation.

    Based on:
    6.15.6.2 A floor-mounted socket-outlet (recessed or not) shall be so
    mounted that
    a) the floor can be cleaned or washed without the insulation resistance of
    the installation being affected, and
    b) there is no risk of live parts touching any floor covering used.

    Sean

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    Thanks Sean

    I knew I had read something in the SANS book somewhere about this.

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    Pleasure

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