My apartment has old 2-core wiring. I have a number of sockets of questionable safety that I would like to replace, but don't know if I need to get it rewired to 3-core first.?

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If the wiring in your property is 2 core, replacing the sockets will not improve the safety of the electrical installation

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

If the wiring in your property is 2 core, replacing the sockets will not improve the safety of the electrical installation. We recommend that you employ a registered electrician to fully assess the condition and advise on the most practical solution, which may be a full or partial rewire.

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