Hi Please see quote taken from BT's Code of Practice (Page 6)
Extra sockets We can install extra sockets if you want, but we’ll charge you for the work. You can add your own approved extension wiring and sockets by making connections inside the line box. You mustn’t try to do this if you have an old-style BT socket instead of a line box. If you’d like your old socket updated to a line box, please ask us. We’ll charge for this work.
so I have just found this link to the bt price list
http://www.bt.com/pricing/current/Exch_Lines_boo/0002_d0e63.htm#0002-d0e63 and it states here the price for
Conversion of hard-wired master socket to Linebox and Regularisation of illicit master socket: £30. Is the any BT guys on here who can clarify this. This price list says operative @ 26th july 2014. This is a fair price I think for this work and I suppose lots of customers would have it done.
I could then just connect all my furture boxes to this.
Ref link, BT price list:
Quote "Conversion of hard-wired master socket to Linebox and Regularisation of illicit master socket": £30
I have called them up and they said that hard wired refers to the old oval shape box? and it would be £130 plus the box charge if i want a NTE5. I said it does not make it very clear in their price list about the difference of what it refers to as hard wired, my LJU2 is hard wired to me as I have not got a test socket.
Anyway just thinking can I connect/plug in a wire from the front face of my old master LJU2 and then hard wire that if poss to the AB connections to a new NTE5 this would then be all legal with no worries?
If I can do this is there a lead I can buy already made up with a plug at one end.
Pre-wired extension kits are readily available from the DIY sheds. Generally, the plug is pre-fitted, and you cut the wire to suit for the extension.
If you go that way, you shouldn't need an NTE5 at all. In particular, you'd end up with two master sockets on the same line, in series.