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Socket to the energy bill: 5-bed home with stupid number of power outlets leaves us asking... why?

Roland6 Silver badge

>before you ask I did have it rewired when I bought the property.

>6 sockets in the living room and 6 cat5 outlets

>2 in the hall and 2 cat5

Yes builders idea of structured cabling...

Main fuse box directly under the ceiling and below an upstairs toilet - so no easy way to add new circuits...

BT socket in hall has no trivial way of getting a mains socket near to it (modern house...).

Sockets in living room are only in the right place if you put the TV etc. in the corner the builders decided, however, as that corner gets direct and reflected sun, you are not going to put your TV there.

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At some stage I'm going to have to face up to the task; a new circuit for solar panels etc. will require the fuse box to be tampered with, as it is plastic it does not satisfy the 2011 regulations and thus will need to be totally replaced with a metal one...

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