1. J

    Multiple SWA Cables through ducting?

    I have had a kitchen extesion built on an old property (c.1810), which has an unusual consumer unit situation. Part of the property has only a first floor, with a driveway underneath (originally to get carts under for deliveries), with the consumer unit, meter, gas meter etc in a cupboard on the...
  2. pirate

    Why do Norwegians run cables in their downpipes?

    A friend is currently travelling in Norway. He tells me he sees cables run in downpipes everywhere...some are loops, some have leccy tape over the ends, some are Cat5, but loads of cables in downpipes. Can someone tell me why?
  3. Rockingit

    Paint covered cables - further derate or not?

    So I spotted this earlier (venue in Holland) and it got me thinking, be interested to hear people’s thoughts. Painting over cables surely has to effect their thermal dissipation from manufacturers design, so do we apply a further derate, and if so based on what values?
  4. D

    Cables run in Wolf Easi joist system

    Hi Guys Im wiring a domestic dwelling that has the Wolf Easi joist fitted. The central web is great is running services, but how do you fix cables running with and at the normal to the joists? My first thought was mini trunking say 100 by 100, then we should to do grouping calcs. Why trunking...
  5. Pretty Mouth

    Cable buried in a flower bed

    Had a look at a job a few days ago where, should the work go ahead, it would be necessary to run a cable under a flower bed. This is the only option acceptable to the customer unfortunately. The cable will be low voltage, ELV is not an option as the cable will supply power to sockets. The...
  6. mlxmilano

    Help to wire washing machine cables into wall motor protection switch

    Hello, I have two electrical switches in my house that should be connected to the washing machine and the dryer machine, respectively. After having opened them I found 5 cables: black, white, red (connected to the central part) and yellow, yellow-green. I am nearly sure the yellow is the...
  7. S

    Can i cut these cables?

    Hi, Very noddy question as i know naff all about electrics! i've moved into a house that has cables under the floor coming out of each corner which I assume were for surround sound speakers - and hey it's all about the soundbar these days, right? ;-) Just wanted to know whether i could cut...
  8. Skippy272

    UK Cables in shower area

    Hi we recently had a leak in the shower area, on removal of tray to locate leak we uncovered hanging electrical cables, should this be secured in place or in conduit? Just seems unsafe to me
  9. R

    Daisy chained earth bonding cables

    The earth bonding cable has been daisy chained to 3 gas meters (the conductor has been cut at each earth strap). Is this satisfactory?, will it pass an inspection ok ?
  10. Neptune

    Extending ring main cables

    I would like to extend the existing 2.5mm T&E cables to relocate a switch. Can I use a 2 way wago connector for each cable and do they need to be enclosed in a box? Also, will this cause any issues with continuity and resistance testing in the future? Thanks in advance
  11. J

    Multimeters, Can we use them on Random exposed cables.

    I have been toying with multimeters on cables carrying currents I know the ratings of. If we are out in the field, is it safe to use them on exposed cables we don't know the rating of?
  12. SparkyKris88

    Running Parallel Cables for 400A Sub Main

    Hi All, I’m after some advice. I’ll cut to the chase but I can give more detail if needed. A 400A sub main supply needs to be ran 100m, a pretty direct route on ladder tray. Instead of one large cable (I think it’s 240mm), I was looking into running parallel cables instead. I’ve not done this...
  13. LHensh

    Extending 1.5mm and 2.5mm cables

    I'm needing to extend the cables I have coming from my garage fuse board as I am wanting to move the position of the first switch and socket in the circuit. Would extending via Wago 222 connectors housed in a Wago junction box so the job for both?
  14. D

    Todays wind confirms why I dislike cables clipped to fence panels

    Half me back fence is now in the next garden , and had i clipped swa or flex along the panels all this cable would have been ripped from its connections and live ends would have been flapping in the wind...
  15. W

    Best way of hiding tv cables on concrete wall

    Wondering how other people have done this. Would you guys use some pvc trunking giving you access to cables at a later date if needed if you would yous just raggle them into wall?
  16. SolarCity

    Specialist firm for running cables in underground?

    As the title says, I wonder if anyone has any knowledge of specialists firm who run in armoured cables underground? I have a 250m run of two cables, possibly around 4core 150mm across a field that I'm looking at. I wouldn't even know where to start in pricing something like this so I'd like to...
  17. Rockingit

    Table 4B5 - multicore cables

    In show world we use 19c 'socapex' cable as a staple, standard cable for connecting lighting dimmers to lights via 19 pin screwed connectors and we never think about it, ever. I've just had cause on a design to work out some grouping factors and I'm momentarily stumped. A phone call with Eland...
  18. C

    Combining cables to increase current capacity?

    I have a problem and I think I have a solution but wanted to throw it out there to check it is acceptable.. First floor flat with two fuseboards - 1 24hr and 1 Night time economy. The boards are being supplied by two armoured cables coming from separate isolators/meters (60A) from the ground...
  19. M

    Cables under subfloor

    Happy new year guys. I'm gonna be in the process of slowly rewiring my house over the next 12 months. It's an old house with wooden floorboards on the ground floor and a subfloor. The consumer unit is at the bottom of the stairs in the cavity. To get upstairs I plan to run cables underneath the...
  20. Jarvo273

    Does running aerial cables come under wiring regs?

    Hi, I'm doing DIY and need to run some coaxial cables from the roof space into the house through the stud wall. Can anyone advise if this requires to be installed by a professional to wiring regs? Does anyone know about regulations around fire protection of you have several coaxial cables going...