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  1. B

    UK Running conduit in walls to knockout boxes for low voltage cables?

    Background I'm running some low voltage cable (e.g. CAT6A data cable; coax cable; HDMI cable and speaker cable) to a number of rooms of the house and would like advice on the best way to do this to avoid plastering the cables into the walls - to give me flexibility to remove / pull new cables...
  2. OfficialAsh

    Best tool for cutting conduit?

    Hello, I'm looking to improve my cut time and quality using a better tool other than a traditional hacksaw. I've been looking around and all I could find that looks like it can do the job of cutting pvc and galvanized steel is this: Milwaukee C12PC-201C 12V 2.0Ah Li-Ion RedLithium Cordless...
  3. Z

    Conduit in old work shop , assignment

    Hi , I nearly done my assignment, but I need help for couple questions, Please I wanna make right everything. I still think with conduit, better used for main workshops, and I need drawings how to join in DB. Can you help me please or just asking someone.
  4. A

    How to mark conduit bender?

    Good evening Gents Om after some help and advice please on setting up a new conduit bender. Im wanting to ask how to score a mark on the forming wheel to indicate bending points etc? I usually do the way of doing a bend then offering up and trimming excess off but would like to learn the old...
  5. G

    Cord grip connection

    Good day, can i connect a pvc cord grip to a pvc conduit or pvc flexible conduit? The cord grip is also connected in a pvc junction box. Thanks everyone
  6. Fitzy

    Domestic Copex conduit to Wiska box gland.

    Hi guys Can you recommend the best gland to use to connect some copex conduit to an external Wiska box please?
  7. C

    For Sale Does anyone want to buy a conduit bender? Conduit Bender For Sale

    Conduit bender for sale in Derbyshire
  8. W

    Quality Galv. Conduit

    So i have a client who wants a room down with surface conduit, industrial look. No problems there, i am a little worried about the material tho. I feel the galv coating on some of the saddles and pipework isn't great these days. its fine for a workshop but when its going to be a feature like...
  9. J

    Pop conduit thru stucco and up into main panel?

    Hello! My electrical utility has decided to take our power away - occasionally - to prevent fires. So I have ordered a modest backup generator. To conveniently power the house without running extension cords everywhere, I need a transfer switch. I have tentatively identified the...
  10. happysteve

    Is galv conduit containing insulated and sheathed cables (e.g. T&E) still an exposed-conductive part?

    Eh up :) As per the title, "Is galv conduit containing insulated and sheathed cables (e.g. T&E) still an exposed-conductive part?" Clearly, if it contained unsheathed singles, it obviously is. If it's not an exposed-conductive part (and it's not extraneous in the case I'm thinking of) then it...
  11. L

    Gas Bonding Conductor in 20mm conduit

    The scenario, Property has no bonding to gas meter. There is a 4mm T+E radial from the DB to an outside socket which is located 300mm from the gas meter (external meter). The 4mm T+E is housed in 20mm plastic conduit running along the external wall. To prevent things looking a complete mess...
  12. C

    American conduit

    Whenever I’m on Instagram, I always see posts from sparks in the good old US of A, and whenever you see a conduit system install, there are always loads of individual conduits running alongside each other....do they not use trunking over the pond? Don’t get me wrong, it looks super impressive...
  13. L

    Trainee Cutting conduit, I hate it already...

    Any tips for cutting conduit to ensure a good finish? We're starting with it at College and I hate the stuff, I end up cutting to length fine but after touching up it's all buggered. Unfortunately due to my cerebral palsy, my fine motor control is pretty shot, along with my ability to judge by...
  14. D

    Why? Is metal conduit so thick

    I have been given a short length of Emt tube from America , which is basically their ‘go to’ produce for surface wiring. It is thinner than our version and much easier to bend than our version. I would say it’s not much thicker than copper plumbers pipe. But imo offers good mechanical strength...
  15. I

    TIPS? Running Neutral Wire in Old Conduit NYC Building approx 1950

    Hello! I am setting up a smart home system and will need a neutral wire for the application. Some of the existing switches to be replaced only have 2 wires. I believe I will need to run my own neutral line through the existing conduit. I have done so before and just used a stiff wire with...
  16. S

    Conduit R1+R2

    Hi guys looking for some advice I'm working in an old property with conduit fed ring mains and lights. I've got a full street of these to test so looking to see the best way to go about it . There is no seperate cpc ran in to any of the switches or lights. The integrity of the conduit is perfect...
  17. gazdkw82

    Conduit and mini trunking cutters

    Any recommendations? Or best to stick to separate conduit and trunking cutters?
  18. captaincaveman

    Cable method for sumerhouse power

    Hi guys, I'm just looking over a job putting power to a summer house but am wondering if anyone has any recommendations on how to lay the cable. The cable length from the house is 50M going up the house side wall, across a patio, up a 10m wall (onto a balcony garden) then across a balcony...
  19. Z

    Steel conduit used as CPC in flat, can’t find bonding, can’t find ring main CPC at C.U

    I’ve been asked to add a couple of extra points to the single ring main in a flat. Building fabric is concrete, all of the electrical installation is steel conduit buried in the concrete. I opened the consumer unit and could only see one CPC for a radial socket, as well as the main Earth. No...
  20. C

    Plastic conduit into metal cu

    Hi this is my first post here. I’m a newly qualified spark mainly working in domestic houses, I got a job coming up where I’m planning to install pvc conduit for some sockets in garage attached to a house. Would installing pvc conduit affect the fire rating of a consumer unit or would I just...
  21. B

    Steel Conduit Bending Writen guide.

    Looking for writen guide to bending Conduit. All conduit bending guidance seems to be done through word of mouth. Looking for a writen guide even if ancient There must be something writen down with guidelines, angles etc. There seem to be US guides but nothing for the UK. Thanks.
  22. H

    How to test a circuits in steel conduit as the cpc

    Good evening I am currently a training to become an electrician. I do hold both initial verification and periodic testing qualifications however this is an issue I have never personally had to deal with and was never mentioned on any of my courses as often seems to be the case. Basically I am...
  23. P

    Conduit bender advice

    I do very little steel conduit work and can't justify buying a full bender set up. My dad has a hand held plumbers pipe bender.Would I be able to fit a 20mm former and guide to it to use for bends and sets etc.
  24. J

    Commercial Need advice for commercial install - conduit

    Hi All, I need some advice if you don't mind please. Not an electrician and have just moved into a workshop and electrics were relatively ok but now we need to install some new lighting as cheaply as possible but safely. We had some LED battens from our old workshop and we've hung them in...
  25. Jay89

    Steel Conduit bender 20/25mm

    After a steel conduit 20/25mm bender with clamp and formers etc. Happy to collect if anyone has one available, just north of London.
  26. 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?
  27. Zdb

    Red brick conduit / cable

    Just wondering if anyone makes a red brick colour conduit? I want the cable/system to be as discreet as possible as it has to go around the side of the house.
  28. J

    inspection bend cover in outside plastic conduit - top or bottom?

    I have some 20mm black pvc conduit fitted outside for data cables. Should the inspection covers on the inspection bends and elbows be on top or underneath to be waterproof?
  29. R

    25mm galv conduit deta brand from tlc keeps bending with a flat back and wrinkles ?

    Iv used this bender for allot of 20mm galv jobs and its worked fine. Im currently doing a job that involves 25mm galv conduit so iv changed the former and steppes up the roller and arm into the appropriate holes. Every bend i do the conduit keeps showing small wrinkles at the start of the bend...
  30. 123

    Domestic - What do you normally use?

    If doing a domestic rewire, refurb or additions - what do you normally use to protect the cable?
  31. DavidSpark

    Steel conduit - tips and tricks?

    Hello! Got a few jobs on the way that involve large amounts of conduit work. All surface mounted and will mostly be mounted externally around the building. I was just wondering if anyone has any good tips, tricks or good points to think about when doing it to be quicker and more efficient...
  32. F

    Domestic Advice for outdoor conduit and spare cable storage

    Hi all, I'm looking to install three IP cameras around my house and I already have CAT6 cable run from inside the house to three points on the outside of the house near where I plan to put the cameras. I only need to run the CAT6 cable to the camera locations as it will be used for data and...
  33. S

    Installing garden spike light

    Hi I’ve bought a 230v garden spike light from Screwfix, and it comes with 5 metres of HO5RN-F 3 core flex pre installed. There is already some garden lighting installed outside. I’d like to install it in the garden, but the flex would have to run along the ground for about 2 metres before it...
  34. Jason Philip

    Metal conduit straps

    Anyone know if there is a conduit strap available in UK market similar to this one: One Hole EMT Conduit Strap, Steel, 1/2 in. | Garvin Industries - https://www.garvinindustries.com/hanging-and-support/cable-conduit-surface-mount/emt-one-hole-straps/ohs-50 I'm thinking for 20/25mm pvc conduit...
  35. Gary Tollison

    Conduit through brick wall

    hello. Dejavu for some folk, but here’s the scenario: My house is two-storey brick, my shed is 10’x3’ (odd size I know, but the back yard is small) made entirely of wood, no metal at all. The gap between the house wall and shed is 300-400mm. At present there is no power to the shed, so I have...
  36. K

    20mm conduit needed f

    hi all I am looking for some mild steel 20mm conduit but I need it to be non galvanised, does anybody know where I could buy this from or even if you can. I will be threading the conduit to fit a 20mm lamp holder on the end. Any help would be great. Thanks
  37. J

    Conduit die set recommendations

    Hello, Can anyone recommend a good quality 20/25mm conduit die set? After looking online prices seem to vary quite dramatically. I Want something solid that will serve me for many years to come, Thanks Judd
  38. G

    Electrician Threading Conduit Problem

    Evening, Wondering if anyone knows where I can source an Imperial Die with a suitable ratchet crimper for a specialist job we need to do. I have sourced the below but after a bit of research and measuring Im pretty sure the conduit we need to thread is 5/8. Afterwards we can put on a 5/8...
  39. Gary Tollison

    Domestic lighting in conduit

    Hello I want to move a lightswitch down the wall in my kitchen to the minimum 1.2m above the floor. On inspection, I discovered the existing wiring not in conduit, but rather having been plastered/mortared over. The house wiring is pre-2006, but the extension to the lighting is harmonised...
  40. J

    32mm Black PVC Conduit & Terminal Boxes Stockist West Midlands.

    Hi All Firstly, Wishing you everyone a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year. Can someone please advise me where I can purchase 32mm Black PVC conduit, saddles/clips and round terminal boxes, with rubber gaskets, as opposed to rectangular/square terminal boxes, ideally in the Birmingham/West...
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