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  1. N

    UK Drilled into a light cable.

    I have stupidly managed to drill into a light switch cable. I’m trying to keep cost down as much as I can. Would chasing them wall out ready help?
  2. telectrix

    Is this the purrrfect chase?

    little info. socket on right was an existing single, mounted on a 16mm box!.left socket is new. ideally I'd have raised the existing socket to the same height, but cable is in steel conduit. didn't fancy cutting that with a cable inside. trainees note that the change of height was done in the...
  3. happyhippydad

    Which capping do you use in a wide chase down to consumer unit?

    I haven't done many rewires and have not come across the scenario where I need to bring all the cables down to a consumer unit in a chase. I expect there will be around 10-15 cables of varying sizes. I can find 50mm capping but is there a better way to cover a large amount of cables in a chase...
  4. N

    Filling Wall Chase............

    I’ve chased out two channels and I’ve applied bonding as a rough coat and im wondering what you all use to finish it off for a smooth joinless finish. Would multifinish or dob and dab adhesive achieve this finish?
  5. M

    Domestic Chase junction box in wall

    Hi Guys, I'm tweaking the layout to my garage and I'd like to put a cabinet against the wall right where my conservatory sockets are fed from. Due to this I need to recess a junction. I had planned to mount an adaptable box in the wall and chase a channel out for some conduit, however I'm not...
  6. T

    Can anyone estimate for this ?

    put in two ring circuits (18 D/so) and do dead tests, connect into consumer unit, do live tests A visual inspection of the lighting circuit with tests Dead and live and record loft with boxes and boarded (Lim) but some wiring in sight A risk assessement and method statement/Toolbox talk affix...
  7. T

    What regulation does L shape chase come under

    I am told a chase I did was dangerous and should never be done in this way. My thinking was considering all things it was in safe zones and is not dangerous. I would appreciate opinions on the matter please. The other part of the picture is where the client claims a scratched pipe when drilling...
  8. D

    Quoting for a plastering job...

    You lot may think I've lost my mind, but I need to know this! Learnt the plastering trade over the years and can skim a wall/ceiling as well as anyone. Mentioned this to a guy at a company I do occasional work for and he said he asked if I could drop by and quote for a job. Job is dead...
  9. T

    SDS drill options

    Looking for my first SDS for chasing out etc and looking for some advice. Definitely going corded route, domestic stuff with capability for handling brick, concrete and stone. First query is how much difference does the kg make? ie some say 2kg, 3kg 4kg and even 5kg. I am guessing each is a step...
  10. S

    My Ongoing Domestic Questions...

    Me again ;) Ok, oval conduit... 13mm 16mm 20mm or 25mm? I'm going to get my hands on a wall chaser so depth shouldn't be a problem, so therefore I'm torn between 16mm and 20mm as I presume 25mm isn't really that necessary. I know some may say don't bother with capping but I want to use it as...
  11. I

    Antoher domestic question. Can I just grind out a wall?

    Hi, Need to get power across a wall in a domestic. Would not be an issue apart from the wall is poorly finished and ancient. It is wobbly and badly plastered. Client suggested minitrunking. I think that will look **** as the wall is not level. I am fitting RCDs so thinking just grinding out...
  12. H

    Has anyone had experience of chasing in brickwork?

    Good info, also as I am just used to surface laying this whole chase cutting is a bit of a new experience, now the chases has capping in it and has to be deep enough to accommodate it, the metal back boxes are 35mm deep so sometimes do you have to chase into the brickwork itself as sometimes you...
  13. S

    Trouble lining up 4x sockets on glass splash back

    Hi guys, I'm hoping someone has got an idea for me! I've got four accessories to line up on a glass splash back, all flat plate metal finish. There's 1x cooker (dble), two SFCU (sngles) and a double socket. I bought three of the brackets that join metal back boxes together, and they are...
  14. S

    light switch

    looking for a bit of advice, want to move a light switch from kitchen to other side of wall in sitting room ( solid wall ). whats the best + safest way to extend cable, not wanting to run new cable unless neccesary. I am not qualified ( studying 2330 2nd year at college at the moment ) so...
  15. I

    flush mounted socket price

    hi guys after a little advice for pricing on an extra flush mounted socket. Property has concrete floors. now for a surface mounted double socket i usally quote arround £45.00 which is 1 hours labour plus matirials which i think is a fair price. now i would estimate 2.5 to 3 hours labour for...
  16. N

    Kitchen Sockets

    Hi All, We have to rewire a Kitchen - sockets and FCU's in new locations, solid concrete flooring in Kitchen, room above tiled floor new plastered ceiling in Kitchen. My questions are : - 1) Is it permissible in regs to chase down from existing sockets chase across the wall at low floor...
  17. T

    Moving Light Switches

    Hi All, I need to move some light switches from one side of a door to another. There is not enough room to chase the wires back up from the original switches before going accross the top of the door. There is no access to the loft space above the room therefore I cannot re route from above...
  18. L

    16mm to new board

    I have wired a 16mm to supply a new board for a extension I have been told I cant use a 30ma rcd to protect this cable due to discrimination with the rcds on the new board. I think I will have to chop the cable in to 50mm of the wall:eek:, would this be the only way to get around the problem.
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