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Safest socket system for wet pottery studio? #219158
02/21/18 06:12 PM
02/21/18 06:12 PM
Jules69  Offline OP
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I have found MK MASTERSEAL PLUS 13A 2 GANG SWITCHED SOCKET (98279) £49 for each double - to protect sockets in pottery studio. Some sockets not being used.. is it safe to just put cover plate over and use silicone sealant on unused ones in area where wet spillage is likely? Setting up a new professional studio.

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Re: Safest socket system for wet pottery studio? [Re: Jules69] #219162
02/23/18 06:34 AM
02/23/18 06:34 AM
dsk  Offline
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I guess the best would be something like what you see on this page: GFCI (RCD) on each outlet will result in only a local switch off in case of a faulty device, but it may cost some more. (Not mutch more if this page has realistic pricing) Ebay:

As I know the UK system you have pretty heavy fuses, and use smaller fuses in each socket, it should have been the European standard!

Good luck from Norway!


Re: Safest socket system for wet pottery studio? [Re: Jules69] #219176
02/27/18 01:26 PM
02/27/18 01:26 PM
Texas_Ranger  Offline
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Vienna, Austria
In all honesty I wouldn't use BS1363 in a professional wet environment like that. How about blue CEE (caravan plug)? Obviously need to be on 16 amp radials instead of ring mains or 20 amp radials.

Silicone near electrical fittings is a bad idea if it's acid-curing silicone, the fumes eat up all copper.

Re: Safest socket system for wet pottery studio? [Re: Jules69] #219193
03/09/18 11:39 PM
03/09/18 11:39 PM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,236
SI,New Zealand
I'm sorry, but we don't do DIY questions here at ECN, you need to engage the services of a qualified Electrician.
Even so, anything in a wet area needs to be permanently connected, with cable glands for the inlet and outlet sides and sealed to IP55 at least.

Silicone sealant is available in neutral-cure as well, Texas-Ranger, that acid stuff is only for roofing and sealing around plumbing exposures.

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