A shaver socket is a must-have nowadays with people owning more and more bathroom gadgets like electric shavers and toothbrushes.
Level of difficulty
Level 2: Intermediate
Things you’ll need
The steps to follow
- Hold the mounting box against the wall and trace the outline on the wall with a pencil
- If the wall is made of plasterboard, cut the hole for the mounting box with a saw. If the wall is made of masonry, use a hammer and chisel to slowly chop away the brickwork
- Sweep clean the inside of the hole to clear the debris
- Mark four screw-holes that you’ll need to mount the box onto the wall
- Drill the holes and insert eyelets into each one
- Secure the mounting box with screws
- Turn off the mains power supply before you start routing the wires
- Carefully route the wires through to the mounting box
- With a pair of wire strippers, strip the plastic insulation off the ends of the wires
- Fasten the ends of the live, neutral, and earth wires to their corresponding terminals on the shaver socket
- Tuck the wires back into the mounting box
- Fit the shaver socket to the mounting box and secure with screws
- To prevent any moisture from forming in the socket, apply sealant around the edges of the mounting box
- Switch the mains power back on
- Test the shaver socket to see if it is fully functional
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