Welcome To Ask The Trades!

Quote: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to see it, do the other trees make fun of it?
  HomeHelpSearchLoginRegisterPM to admin  
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Outside electrical socket (Read 860 times)
Lectrician
Administrator
Trade Member
Author
*****
Offline

Ask The Trades
Posts: 8690
Total Thanks: 89
For This Post: 1


Braunton, North Devon, United Kingdom
Braunton, North Devon
United Kingdom

Gender: male

Trade: Electrician



Re: Outside electrical socket
Reply #1 - May 18th, 2017, 5:29am
 
Is the socket likely to be jet washed?

Most electricians will usually only drill the drain hole if you enter the socket with wiring on the rear or top.
Back to top
 

Need to post a picture? Click HERE for info!
Thank User For This Post WWW View members image gallery  
IP Logged
 
king.bob
Newbie
*
Offline

Ask The Trades
Posts: 1
Total Thanks: 0
For This Post: 0


Killamarsh, NE Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Killamarsh, NE Derbyshire
United Kingdom

Gender: male



Outside electrical socket
May 17th, 2017, 11:27pm
 
Hello,
I have just purchased an outside RCD protected socket which is ip66 rated.
Part of the supplied instructions say that you MUST drill a small drainage hole for condensation to escape from the casing. A little later on it tells me that by drilling the drainage hole, it will lower the ip rating.
So I suppose my question is; how do I keep the ip rating at 66, if I have to drill a drainage hole?
Back to top
 
Thank User For This Post  
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print