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  1. Y

    Yy cables

    Hi people Anyone come across the issue of periodic testing shop freezer installations with YY cable fed loosely tie wrapped, direct from the DB board to plug socket units behind each freezer in the shop area I want to C2 the installation as non standard cable, poor mechanical support and...
  2. N

    Running cables horizontally along the 150mm top of wall

    Top of the wall – where the wall meets the ceiling there is a 150mm zone where cables should be run. It is at the top of the wall and runs horizontally around the whole wall House is made of concrete floors. So I'm planning on using the top 150mm of wall (safe zone) by ceiling, to run cables...
  3. M

    Joining erthernet cables

    Following on from my other thread IP rated switchcover - https://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/threads/ip-rated-switchcover.173742/ I’ve decide to try and relocate the control panel. After a bit of a faff, managed to get to the other side of the old control panel. So my intention is to extend...
  4. C

    Gluing alarm cables to UPVC Window frames & Door architraves

    Hello All, I am hoping to find a recommendation from members for a small tube of adhesive that is suitable for gluing Burglar Alarm detector cables to UPVC Window frames and Door architraves. I don`t want to buy a Hot Glue gun and glue sticks as I only have 4 cables to run down quite detailed...
  5. S

    Inspection champers/manhole for power cables

    Hello guys I want to install underground 5 core 16mm cable and Ethernet cable I want to feed power and data from an old building to a new one. Just in the foundation phase now so it is good time to install conduit and inspection chambers. Can you recommend a small and compact chamber in...
  6. S

    Running outside lighting cables in render

    Hello, I'm looking to extend my lighting circuit outside of my house before I have the house re-rendered. some of the wiring routes will need to go up and over windows etc so some of the cable routes will be outside the permitted cable zones. I was planning to chase t/e into the wall and to...
  7. markthebuilder

    Identifying live cables

    hi gents . I’m currently surveying a property prior to remodelling it... it was a department store and it’s been redeveloped at least once but no one has pulled out the old wiring, I want to mark up any of the major 415 3 phase that is defiantly live ina simple way so we can focus on tracking...
  8. A

    Routing new cables under floorboard

    Hi guys after a second option here In the process of a rewire and I’ve lifted upstairs floorboards on the landings suss out my route for new upstairs ring, lighting and boiler circuits. The joists within the landing have a 25mm hole for existing up and down lighting circuits and no room left...
  9. T

    Commercial Running cables to an island

    Could use a few ideas, have this room and I need to get some more PCs in there. Best way I'm thinking is island bench to replace the white freestanding desks. That will be least desk installation work, but I need ideas for getting the cables to that island. Some facts: 1st floor, concrete, no...
  10. Aaronj46

    securing cables to mesh concreted ceiling in apartments

    Good afternoon ladies and gents, when I install cables as per the title I put plugs and plastic pegs into the ceiling as remember being told years ago you cannot cable tie directly to the mesh? any guidance/ reg references wuld be greatly appreciated. Cheers
  11. HoverSPRX

    "Clever" client derated the cables!

    So I'm currently sorting a CU change and kitchen rewire while also fixings some bodges by a have a go client, came back this week to discover that he has decided to insulate the void between ground and first without mentioning it. Now this has derated all his cables by half as they are tottaly...
  12. M

    Domestic Unidentifed Cables from Main Supply

    I have recently moved into a new house and had to reset the breaker after a bulb went. When I was crawling around with a torch, I noticed some cables (Red, Black, and Blue-ish/Green-ish) leaving the main supply and running into the wall without going through the meter or the consumer unit. Is...
  13. diyterry

    Two cables through conduit

    Morning, hope your all well. Is it okay to run a 2.5mm and a 1.5mm cable through the same 20mm conduit?
  14. D

    AV cables in solid wall - what the regs say?

    Hi all, Just being cheeky and asking for some advice really.. In my new house, we have solid walls throughout - great, but not so great for my home cinema kit. My issue is that whilst I would can chase the AV cables to wherever they need to be, I would prefer to do it in such a way that leaves...
  15. A

    Cables coiled for future CU change

    Hi guys Carrying out a rewire on my property and I am hoping to use my old board as it is an RCBO board 8way. However in the future I may add circuits and may have to update the board to a larger one. In order to do this however the consumer unit would have to be moved to an adjacent wall as...
  16. H

    Older house loft insulation and cables

    Hi, Wish to increase loft insulation from 100 to 300mm. At present lighting and power cables are clipped direct to ceiling joists barely covered by insulation. The depth of insulation planned will cover these cables and I seek a solution. Thanks.
  17. N

    Cables under concrete base or under screed?

    The floor of the kitchen will be filled up with: 1) Concrete, on top of which will go 2) insulation with pipework for wet underfloor heating system, on top of which will go 3) screed. Can the armoured cable run under the concrete base or does it always need to go above concrete base and under...
  18. Daniel Jones

    Asbestos cables????? Rewire periodic inspection

    Experts opinion required. Ask to add some addition fittings to a lighting circuit within a shop. Opened up the consumer unit to access the circuit. And noticed the tails from the service head to the meter and from the meter to the consumer unit look very suspicious. I have experience with...
  19. J

    Electrical Cables on hot plumbing pipes

    Recently had an extension done. Noticed electrician had run mains electrical cables right on to the hot feed from the boiler which gets very hot. Is this a safety issue? Can the insulation stand the heat for hours on end?..
  20. diyterry

    Cables and cavity walls

    If I want to run a cable up a cavity wall is it best to run it through the cavity or chase the wall out and run it through a conduit.
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